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News Archives - 2009

January

DOE Awards 16 Contracts for Energy Savings at Federal Facilities
DOE Helps Build Four New Energy-Saving Homes in New Orleans
Federal Tax Credits Return for Efficiency Improvements to Homes
President Obama Calls for Greater Use of Renewable Energy
The New American Home Demonstrates Energy-Saving Technologies

March

DOE Presents "Designing Recombinant Ecologies"
DOE Presents "The Role of Buildings in Arlington's Climate Action Program"
Appropriations Act Provides Nearly $2 Billion in New Funding for EERE
USDA Funds Energy Audits for Farms, Ranches, and Rural Small Businesses
DOE to Invest $8 Billion in Weatherization and State Energy Grants
DOE to Award $3.2 Billion in Energy Efficiency Block Grants

April

DOE and EPA Recognize Energy Star Partners and Retailers
Retrofit of Empire State Building to Slash Energy Use by 38%
DOE Launches the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance
Architect Group Names Top Ten Green Buildings for 2009
EIA Projects Faster Clean Energy Growth with Recovery Act Funds
DOE Supports Earth Week with Energy Saving Tips Feature
New Hospital Energy Alliance to Promote Clean Energy in Healthcare

May

Online Course Helps Build 30% Energy Savings into School Design
DOE Requests $2.3 Billion for Efficiency, Renewable Energy in FY 2010
Colorado Springs Utilities Launches ENERGY STAR® Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Program at Military Bases
U.S. Department of Energy Training Session Presentations from LIGHTFAIR® INTERNATIONAL Conference Now Available
EPA Sets Energy Star Specifications for Computer Servers
DOE Raises Award Ceilings for Smart Grid Projects
DOE and World Energy Leaders Launch Partnership for Energy Efficiency
"Climate Positive" Urban Projects Slated for California and Florida
Virtual Energy Forum Offers a Free, Two-Day Clean Energy Conference

June

Vermont Passes a Feed-In Tariff, Plus Other Clean Energy Measures
DOE's Solar Decathlon to be Held October 9-18 on the National Mall
DOE Seeks Applications to Establish the High-Performance Green Building Supporting Consortium
Report: Worldwide Clean Energy Investments on the Upswing
Reports: Climate Change is Already Impacting the United States and the World
DOE Awards $49 Million for Clean Energy in Michigan and Iowa
DOE Delivers $453 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Weatherization
Report: Demand Response Could Cut U.S. Peak Power Demand by 20%
Obama Administration Awards More than $154 Million for State Energy Programs in Four States
Obama Administration Delivers More than $304 Million for Weatherization Programs in Georgia, Illinois and New York
New Advanced Energy Design Guide Provides Guidance for Hotels
Obama Administration Launches New Energy Efficiency Efforts

July

Labor Department Offers $500 Million for Clean Energy Job Training
Recording Available for Webcast on Residential Requirements of the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
Obama Administration Delivers More than $288 Million for Weatherization Programs in Seven States
Obama Administration Awards More than $153 Million for State Energy Programs in Seven States and Territories
DOE Offers $3.9 Billion to Support Smart Grid Technologies
Obama Administration Awards More than $141 Million for State Energy Programs in Six States and Territories
DOE Offers $300 Million for State Rebates on Energy Star Appliances
DOE Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency Agreement
Obama Administration Awards More than $162 Million for State Energy Programs in Seven States and Territories
Obama Administration Delivers More than $63 Million for Weatherization Programs in Indiana and New Mexico
United States Signs Agreement with China on Building Energy Efficiency
DOE Awards $47 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Smart Grids
LBNL Study: Building Commissioning is Cost-Effective Way to Cut Energy Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
DOE Subpoenas Compliance Data from AeroSys, Inc.
DOE's ENERGY STAR OPERATION CHANGE OUT Reaches Combined Savings of Over $25.6 Billion
DOE Building Technologies Program Directed Research Receives R&D 100 Award for Innovative Dynamic Insulation
Obama Administration Awards More than $54 Million for State Energy Programs in Four States and Territories
DOE-Funded Clean Energy Research Projects Win 19 R&D 100 Awards
DOE Awards $54 Million for State Energy Programs in Four States

August

Report: The Next Decade will Determine America's Energy Future
DOE Offers $30 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Projects
Treasury, Energy Announce More than $2 Billion in Recovery Act Tax Credits for Energy Manufacturers
Obama Administration Delivers More Than $66 Million for Weatherization Programs in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut and Hawaii
Obama Administration Awards More than $119 Million for State Energy Programs in Seven States and Territories
First Commercial U.S. Solar Power Tower Launched by eSolar

September

Secretary Chu Announces Completion of Critical Energy Conservation Appliance Standards
DOE Announces Competitive Selections for SSL
Code Compliance Tool Upgraded to Support State's Responses to Recovery Act
DOE Releases GATEWAY Report
Reports Find Huge Potential to Cut Energy Use in the United States
Obama Administration Delivers More than $60 Million for Weatherization Programs in Six States and Territories
Second International Energy Conservation Code Webinar Held
Obama Administration Delivers More than $106 Million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects in Nine States

October

Obama Administration Delivers Nearly $72 Million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects in 7 States and Territories
20 Solar Homes Take Shape on the National Mall for the Solar Decathlon
President Obama Orders Federal Agencies to Trim Greenhouse Gases
DOE Delivers $72 Million to Seven States and Territories for Clean Energy
DOE to Strengthen Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards
IEA: Nations Should Build on Economy-Related Greenhouse Gas Cuts
Team Germany Wins the 2009 Solar Decathlon
U.S. DOE and National Labs Release New Data on Commercial Building Energy Goals

November

Obama Administration Announces More than $38 Million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects in Alaska, Kansas, Utah and West Virginia
DOE Delivers $38 Million to Four States for Clean Energy
EERE Funding Up 3 Percent to $2.24 Billion for Fiscal Year 2010
New Recovery Through Retrofit Plan Will Broaden Residential Funding Opportunities
Obama Administration Announces Nearly $40 Million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects in Florida and Maine
United States and China to Cooperate on Clean Energy
Department of Energy Announces More Than $104 Million for National Laboratory Facilities
AIA Report Notes Surge in Green Building Programs
Recovery Act Announcement: DOE to Invest $18 Million in Small Business Clean Energy Innovation Projects
DOE to Invest $18 Million in Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy
DOE Awards $104 Million for Efficiency-Related Facilities at National Labs

December

President Obama Sets a Target for Cutting U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
United States and India to Cooperate on Clean Energy Technologies
President Obama Proposes Home Energy Retrofit Program for Job Creation
EIA: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decreased by 2.2% in 2008
Commerce Department to Speed Review of Green Technology Patents
United States to Help Deploy Clean Energy in Developing Countries
EIA: U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Grow 8.7% by 2035
DOE Launches Public Web Site for Energy Technology Information
California Releases Preliminary Rules for GHG Cap-and-Trade Program
DOE Issues Final Rule on Loan Guarantees
DOE to Invest up to $366 Million in Energy Innovation Hubs