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News Archives - 2010

January

RETECH and Renewable Energy World Highlight a Busy Conference Season
DOE to Invest up to $366 Million in Energy Innovation Hubs
President Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean Energy Manufacturing
DOE to Award $47 Million to Boost IT and Telecom Energy Efficiency
Labor Department Awards $155 Million to Support Green Jobs
Secretary Chu Announces More than $37 Million for Next Generation Lighting
DOE to Award $37 Million to 17 Solid-State Lighting Projects

February

DOE Requests $2.4 Billion for Renewable Energy, Efficiency in FY 2011
Ag and Interior Departments Propose to Boost Clean Energy Funding
Obama Administration Launches $130 Million Building Energy Efficiency Effort
U.S. Utilities Spent $5.3 Billion on Energy Efficiency Programs in 2009

March

DOE Offers $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research Projects
DOE Offers $72 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to SAGE Electrochromics
Navy Awards $200 Million for 40 MW of Solar Power on Southwestern Bases
State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Rocks in New York
DOE and EPA Announce New Steps to Strengthen the Energy Star Program
Building Industry Groups Launch the International Green Construction Code
DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Products
DOE to Provide $37.5 Million for U.S.-Chinese Clean Energy Research

April

U.S. EPA, DOE Announce Changes to Bolster ENERGY STAR Program
New Opportunities to Improve Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
Federal Buildings Go Green with $4 Billion in Recovery Act Funds
Apply Now for New Opportunities to Improve Commercial Building Energy Efficiency
DOE Picks 20 Teams to Compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon
DOE Marks Earth Day with New Online Resources for Clean Energy
DOE and EPA Announce Changes to Bolster the Energy Star Program
DOE Awards $452 million in Recovery Act Funds for Building Retrofits
Architect Group Names the Top Ten Green Buildings for 2010

May

EPA Hosts First Building Competition to Boost Energy Efficiency
DOE National Labs Extend Deadline for Commercial Building Partnerships Call for Projects
Department of Energy Announces $60 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Innovation Projects
Global Leaders Meet to Collaborate on Energy Efficiency Goals
Apply Now for Energy-Efficient Housing Research Partnerships Request for Proposals
Commercial Building Owners and Operators Can Still Submit Building Projects to DOE National Laboratories
EPA Helps Partners Find Commercial Energy Efficiency Savings

June

DOE Halts Sales of Inefficient Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
Data Centers Can Now Earn the Energy Star Label
DOE Seeks Input on National Energy Rating Program for Homes
DOE Awards $29 Million for Weatherization Training Centers
More than $60 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Expand Local Energy Efficiency Efforts in 20 Communities
DOE Awards $60 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Local Clean Energy Efforts
DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building Training Programs
Five More States Reach Major Recovery Act Weatherization Milestone
DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on Parking Lot Lighting
DOE Awards $76 Million for Energy-Efficient Building Technologies
Five More States Reach Milestone for Recovery Act Weatherization
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for SSL U.S. Manufacturing Support (Round 2)

July

Department of Energy Awards $92 Million for Groundbreaking Energy Research Projects
Secretary Chu Announces Steps to Implement Cool Roofs at DOE and Across the Federal Government
DOE Announces $30 Million for Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships
DOE Helps Launch Global Initiatives at First Clean Energy Ministerial Meeting
DOE Takes Steps to Implement Cool Roofs across the Federal Government
Report: Home Size is Declining, Energy Efficiency a Factor
DOE Announces $30 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Technologies

August

Department of Energy Announces $188 Million for Small Business Technology Commercialization
Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Helps Consumers, States, Businesses
DOE Announces Nearly $120 Million to Advance Innovative Weatherization Projects, Highlights Progress in the Program Nationally
Penn State to Lead Philadelphia-Based Team that will Pioneer New Energy-Efficient Building Designs
HUD Awards $100 Million for Housing Efficiency Retrofits
DOE Awards $120 Million for Weatherization Projects, Marks Busiest Month
DOE Creates New Energy Hub for Energy-Efficient Building Design

September

200,000 Homes Weatherized in Recovery Act Milestone: Vice President
DOE Announces Nearly $30 Million in Competitive Awards for State Energy Efficiency Projects
DOE Continues Aggressive Energy Efficiency Enforcement Effort with Nearly 30 New Proposed Penalties
DOE Awards $9.6 Million for Transformational Energy Research Projects
DOE Awards Nearly $30 Million for State Energy Efficiency Projects
DOE Proposes Energy Efficiency Enforcement Penalties for 27 Companies
DOE Announces $57 Million for Small Businesses to Support Technology Commercialization
DOE Awards $5.3 Million to Support the Development of University-Based Technology Commercialization
DOE Awards $63 Million to Advance Clean Energy Commercialization
ACEEE Recognizes the Leading State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs
DOE Takes Action to Stop the Sales of Air-Con Air Conditioner Models Shown to Violate Federal Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards
Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 Winners Announced
DOE Announces Winners of Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 Competition
DOE, NREL Release Reports on Cutting Energy Use in Half in Commercial Buildings
DOE Proposes Higher Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators
DOE Announces Dates for the Solar Decathlon 2011
National Solar Tour Comes to All 50 States This Year
DOE Proposes Higher Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators
DOE Acts to Stop Sales of Inefficient Air Conditioners
DOE Awards More Than $30 Million for Electric Grid Cybersecurity
DOE Announces Winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 Competition

October

Department of Energy Announces Third Grant for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center
Clean Energy Conferences Abound Through the End of 2010
New Report Highlights Home Energy-Saving Measures in Marine Climate
2010 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard Cites State Leaders
EIA: Home Heating Costs to Increase Slightly This Winter
U.S. Cities Show Global Leadership at Swedish Green Conference
Solar Decathlon Web Site Highlights "Where Are the Houses Now?"

November

Secretary Chu Post: Celebrating National Weatherization Day
Army Adopts New Sustainable Policy for Buildings, Lighting
GSA Moves to LEED Gold Standard for All New Federal Buildings
Vice President Biden Launches Home Energy Scoring Program
Officials Back Big Boost for Building Energy Efficiency Code
Vice President Biden Launches DOE Home Energy Scoring Program
Building Envelope Program Launches Blog to Better Communicate with Stakeholders
DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
USDA Boosts more than 500 Rural Clean Energy Projects
Secretary Chu: China's Clean Energy Successes Represent a New "Sputnik Moment" for America
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $21 Million in Technical Assistance Projects to Improve Energy Use in Commercial Buildings

December

DOE Offers $21 Million in Commercial Building Energy Assistance
Fall Issue of Building E2 News Available Now
Secretary Chu Joins Seven Other Agencies in Launching Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative
Public Comment Period: Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades Docum
Energy Department Completes Cool Roof Installation on D.C. Headquarters Building to Save Money by Saving Energy
The Department of Energy Releases Strategy on Critical Materials
DOE Names First Companies to Earn Industrial Energy Efficiency Certification
DOE Requests Responses to PV Balance of System Request for Information
Register Now for the Excellence in Building Science Education Workshop