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News Archives - 2007

January

President Bush Approves One-Year Energy Tax Credit Extension
EPA Approves California's Zero Emissions Vehicle Program
Hawaiian Utility Seeks Biofuel as Energy Source for Power Plant
Washington Utility Plans 500-Kilowatt Solar Power Project
EIA Sees No Long-Term Drop in Energy Prices
Long Island Utility Seeks to Build a 5-Megawatt Fuel Cell Power Plant
BP to Install 550 Megawatts of Wind Power in Four States
DOE Launches Energy Star for Solid-State Lighting
DOE to Offer $17 Million for Plug-In Hybrid and E85 Research
Clean Energy Investments More Than Double in 2006
California to Set a Carbon Limit for Transportation Fuels
EPA Aims to Standardize Evaluations of Manure Digesters
New Report Finds Huge Power Potential in Geothermal Resources
U.S. Petroleum Demand Decreased in 2006, Says API
President Bush Aims to Cut Gasoline Use with Alternative Fuels
Ford Unveils New Plug-In Fuel Cell Hybrid and Flex-Fuel Hybrids
President Bush Signs Executive Order on Efficiency, Renewable Energy

February

Proposed USDA Budget Provides $397 Million for Energy Projects
Reports: Efficiency and Renewable Energy Could Address Climate Change
DOE Requests $1.2 Billion for Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Efficiency Group Names the Year's "Greenest" Vehicle
USDA Farm Bill Proposal Includes $1.6 Billion for Renewable Energy
DOE Budget Includes Loan Guarantees for Biofuels and Renewables
"New American Home" Wows Crowds at International Builders' Show
Home Builders and Building Code Group to Develop Green Standards
Labs21 2007 Annual Conference Call for Presenters
Register Now for Energy 2007
Cellulosic Ethanol Facilities Planned for Louisiana and Georgia
Continuing Resolution Boosts Funding for Efficiency, Renewable Energy
DOE Proposes Streamlined Process for Energy Efficiency Standards
U.S. Clean Energy Conferences may be Preludes to a Global Conference
Five Western States Agree to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Minnesota Enacts the Country's Strongest Renewable Requirement
New Nationwide Effort Promotes a Switch to Energy Star Lights

March

Federal Agencies Sign Historic Green Building Agreement
Federal Government Surpasses Renewable Energy Goal
The President's Solar America Initiative to Advance Market-Ready PV
Department of Defense Completes Renewable Energy Assessment
Oklahoma Gas & Electric's Green Pricing Program
REC 101 - Helping Federal Agencies Meet the Renewable Energy Goal
Announcing the Labs21 2007 Annual Conference Call for Presenters
An Old Tradition Showcases the Newest Lighting Technology
Energy Policy Act of 2005 Set New Renewable Energy Goals for the Federal Sector
Federal Agencies Receive Awards for Privately Financed Renewable Energy Projects
Success in Exploring Expanded Development of Wind Energy on BLM Public Lands
Kennedy Space Center Pilots Solar Thermal Project at Film Storage Building
FEMP Conducts Solar Technology Screening at Job Corps Centers
FEMP Working Group Views Sustainable Design Features at Federal Facilities
FEMP Provides Technical Assistance to National Park Service for Sustainable Visitors Center
NASA's First Leedâ„¢-Certified Building Constructed at Marshall Space Flight Center
The FEMP Web Site Offers New Renewable Energy and Sustainable Products
President Issues New Executive Order
DOE Loan Guarantee Applications Led by Renewable, Efficiency Projects
New Mexico Mandates More Renewable Power and Helps to Transmit It
Solar Cell Researchers Awarded Prestigious Dan David Prize
DOE Selects Missouri Cooperative as Wind Cooperative of the Year
Enhanced Search Tool Makes it Easier to Find Archived Articles
DOE Sets Spending Plan for $1.474 Billion in New EERE Funds
DOE and EPA Honor Outstanding ENERGY STAR Partners
Report: U.S. Solar Cell Market Increased 33 Percent in 2006

April

EPA Offers "SmartWay" Certification for Fuel-Efficient Trucks
DOE to Provide up to $14 Million for Plug-In Hybrid Battery Research
DOE Awards $8.2 Million for Hydrogen Storage Research
EPA Establishes Rules for the National Renewable Fuel Standard
DOE Updates EnergyPlus Program for Building Energy Design
Texas Firms its Lead Over California in Wind Power Capacity
EPA Issues Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2005
Maryland Approves Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Bills
Rhode Island Wind Power Study Points to Offshore Resources
DOE Sets the Date for the 2007 Solar Decathlon

May

DOE Offers $200 Million for Small-Scale Cellulosic Biorefineries
President Bush Acts to Cut GHG Emissions from Vehicles and Engines
DOE Issues Proposed Rules for Clean Energy Loan Guarantees
DOE Awards $11.2 Million for Hydrogen Research
Concentrating Solar Power Funding Opportunity Announcement
Iowa Establishes a $100 Million Clean Energy Fund
Minnesota Act Sets Efficiency and GHG Goals while Boosting Renewables
New York City to Shift Taxi Fleet to Hybrids by 2012
DOE Releases First Annual Report on U.S. Wind Power Market

June

Report: California, Connecticut, and Vermont Lead in Energy Efficiency
EIA: U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Use Declined in 2006
President Bush Calls for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goals
DOE and Manufacturers Group to Boost Industrial Energy Efficiency
DOE to Invest $40 Million for Efficient Housing Research
DOE Awards $4 Million to Two Wind Turbine Blade Test Facilities
DOE Awards $375 Million for Three Bioenergy Research Centers
New System Will Certify Renewable Power Generation in the West
BLM and U.S. Forest Service to Consider Expanded Geothermal Leasing
DOE Provides $88 Million for Weatherizing Homes in 20 States

July

New Jersey Commits to Greatly Reducing its Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Oregon Requires Biofuel Blends in Both Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Report Examines Technologies for Climate Stabilization
Energy Star Program Tightens Requirements for Computers

August

DOE and ASHRAE to Cooperate on Improved Building Energy Standards
Environmental Leaders in Federal Government Win "Closing the Circle" Awards
Secretary Bodman Announces Major New Energy Efficiency Initiative at the GovEnergy 2007 Workshop and Exposition in Historic New Orleans
President Bush Approves Bill to Create "ARPA-E"
Army Unveils Hybrid Propulsion System for New Combat Vehicles
NREL Builds New High-Performing, Low-Energy Laboratory
Sustainability in the Low Country - Labs21 Goes to Charleston, South Carolina
FEMP Studies Impacts of New Building Performance Standards on Laboratory Design
New Best Practice Guides for Laboratories Now Available
FEMP Staff Wins 2007 White House Closing the Circle Award
BLM Awarded LEED Gold for Excalante National Monument Science Center
GSA's Cool Coup at the Philadelphia Custom House
Enhancing Maintenance Programs with Advanced Metering
Building Operator Certification Training Helps Federal Agencies Implement Energy Saving Strategies
New On-line Tool Available for Saving Energy at Federal Data Centers
Lower Interest Rates Reduce Average Super ESPC Payments by Agencies
Implementing On-Site Renewable Energy Projects with Innovative Private Financing
The Food and Drug Administration's Jefferson Labs Realizes Great Success with UESC
Navy Applies Emission Reduction Credits Savings to UESC
Three New Technology Publications Available on the FEMP Web Site
EPA Optimizes Controls at Its Research Triangle Park Laboratory with Real-Time Commissioning
October is Energy Awareness Month - Clean and Green

October

NREL Pursues a New Green Building, Increased Renewable Energy Use

December

Nellis Air Force Base Hosts the Largest U.S. Solar PV System