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News Archives - 2012

January

DOE and LBNL Release Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Buildings Operations

February

Western Area Power Administration Offers Federal Agencies Easy Tool To Go Greener
FEMP Issues RFI on ESPC Financing

March

GSA Launches Mobile Sustainable Buildings Tool

April

GSA Slates 30 Federal Buildings for Deep Energy Retrofits

May

Interior Department Flips Switch on First Public Lands Solar Project
Energy Department to Host High Performance Sustainable Buildings Workshop for Federal Employees in Denver Area
DOE Announces $3.2 Million to Help Consumers Manage Energy Consumption
SunShot Shoots for the Moon with First Grand Challenge Event
Energy Department Announces Launch of Energy Innovation Hub for Critical Materials Research

June

Energy Department Announces Interagency Committee to Increase Use of Clean Energy Technologies in Federal Facilities
Energy Department Names Finalists for the Better Buildings Federal Award
Webinar Explaining Regulatory Considerations for Developing Distributed Generation Projects Now Available
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Innovative Manufacturing Technologies
New Advisory Committee to Boost Federal Deployment of Clean Energy
Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash Cost-Competitive Solar Energy
Energy Department Invests $7 Million in Solid-State Lighting
Saving Energy and Money with Aerogel Insulation
DOE Webinar June 19: BNL’s Low-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Reports: $257 Billion Invested Globally in Renewable Energy in 2011
Energy Department Awards Funding for Concentrating Solar Power
U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 36 R&D 100 Awards for 2012
Energy Department Announces Building Energy Efficiency Investments in Twenty-Two States
FERC Approves Final Rule to Integrate Variable Energy Resources
Energy Department, Park Service Announce Clean Cities Partnership
U.S. and Canada Set Next Phase of Clean Energy Dialogue

July

Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America's Energy Security
Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States
Administration Makes Major Advances in Energy Efficiency Access
A Material Change: Bringing Lithium Production Back to America
IEA: Renewable Energy to Grow During the Next 5 Years
EIA Sees Energy Efficiency Slowing U.S. Energy Consumption
One Cool Change at Energy HQ
Global Clean Energy Spending Rebounds in Second Quarter of 2012
Energy Department Breaks Ground on Turbine Test Facility
Blades of Glory: Wind Technology Bringing Us Closer To a Clean Energy Future
Bigger Blades, Offshore Turbines
Energy Department Offers Public Review of Savings Protocols
Administration Maps Solar Energy Development on Public Lands
Energy Department Launches 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award
Energy Department Investments to Advance Hydrogen Infrastructure
'Great Green Fleet' Tests Biofuels in Hawaii Exercise
Guidelines Revised for U.S. Wave Energy, Ocean Current Technologies
FEMP Updates Guide to Working with DOE National Labs

August

Energy Department, USDA Invest in Biofuel Innovations
NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State
London Olympics Go for the Green with Energy Efficient Design
Energy Department to Award $43 Million for Energy Storage Technologies
Defense, Interior Departments Pursue Renewable Energy on Federal Lands
Energy Department Investments to Develop Lighter, Stronger Materials for Greater Vehicle Fuel Economy
Energy Report: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Surges, Supporting Jobs and Diversifying U.S. Energy Economy
Supercomputing Our Way to a Clean Energy Future
DOE Guide to Integrating Renewable Energy in Federal Construction Now Available
Army Announces $7 Billion Action to Support Renewable Energy
Updated Renewable Energy Technology Cost Data for 2012 Available
Energy Department Announces New University-Led Projects to Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems
National Solar Tour Kicks Off in September
Energy Department Announces University Appliance-Design Winners
New Site is One-Stop Shop for Renewable Ocean Energy Environmental Info
DOE Publishes Updated SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap
White House Announces Executive Order on Industrial Energy Efficiency, including Combined Heat and Power

September

Federal Electronics Stewardship Efforts Honored
Energy Department Backs Collaborative Solar Energy Projects
Administration Finalizes Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards
Executive Order Promotes Industrial Energy Efficiency
New Energy Department Report Shows Strong Growth in the Fuel Cell Market in 2011
USDA Has Reached Its $250 Million Smart Grid Funding Goal
Report: U.S. Solar Market Spiked in Second Quarter of 2012
Funding Solar Projects at Federal Agencies Webinar Available
EPA Sets Biobased Diesel Volumes for 2013
USDA Announces $10 Million in Rural Smart Grid Funds

October

NREL Study: Hybrid Vans Get 20% Higher Fuel Economy
Energy Department Offers $1 Million for Hydrogen Fuel Technology
Energy Department Announces Federal Energy Management Award Winners
New Fast-Charging Standard Released for Electric Vehicles
Defense Department Publishes Annual Energy Management Report
U.S. Wind Industry Continues to Expand
Report: More Efficient and Renewable Energy Technologies Used in 2011
United States' Clean Energy Patents Soar, Report Indicates

November

Interior Announces Lease for Delaware Offshore Wind
Navy's China Lake Solar Plant Begins Operations
IEA: Shift in Energy Balance Includes Renewables, Efficiency
FEMP Releases Eight New Online Training Courses
Better Buildings Federal Award 2013 Competition Finalists Announced
Energy Department Updates National Solar Thermal Test Facility
Energy Department, NREL Launch Alternative Transportation Web Tools

December

Energy Department Efficiency Project Earns R&D Magazine Editor's Choice Award
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Electric Vehicles
Energy Department Report: Federal Investments Supporting Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Industry Innovations
Announcing the Apps for Vehicles Challenge
Energy Department, EPA Release 2013 Annual Fuel Economy Guide
Energy Department Invests $29 Million in Solar Energy Grid Solutions
EIA Report: U.S. Renewables Rise by 2040
Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap: Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heat Pumps
Report: Record 3rd Quarter U.S. Residential PV Installations
New Energy Department Funding to Reduce Cost of Drop-in Biofuels
FEMP Publishes New Document for Product Manufacturers and Vendors
FEMP Publishes Updated Program Overview
Energy Department Announces Six Projects to Develop Energy-Saving Windows, Roofs, and Heating and Cooling Equipment
DOE Releases CALiPER 2012 Year in Review Report
FEMP Case Studies Highlight Agency Energy-Management Best Practices