This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

February 05, 2003

DOE Launches Revised EERE Web Site at New Web Address

We've moved! The Web site for DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), formerly known as EREN, has moved to a new address and shed its former moniker. Now known simply as the EERE Web site, the new site places greater emphasis on EERE and its 11 technology programs. The site's new Web address also emphasizes EERE while aligning with DOE's move from to back in October 2000. Please update your lists of bookmarks and favorites to the new EERE Web site.

The new EERE home page features a clean look and easy navigation, with enhanced accessibility features and a "liquid" design that will size itself automatically to your computer's screen size. The EERE home page design will eventually be carried down throughout the EERE Web site-for now, the Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program is the first program to reflect the new look.

For those of you around the world whose Web sites link to EERE, the EERE Web team urges you to update your links. Please also change the name of your links to "U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy." As before, the EERE Web site will continue to provide access to all of the EERE office and program Web sites, while also serving as a comprehensive, worldwide gateway to information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. In 2002, more than three million people visited the site.

The former "EREN" Web site is ancient in Web years, having first been launched in 1994, not long after the birth of the World Wide Web. The site has come a long way since those early days, as demonstrated by the Wayback Machine, an archive of old Web sites established by the non-profit Internet Archive. See the Wayback Machine's archive of most of the site's earlier incarnations.