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    News Archives - 2008

    January

    New Energy Act Calls for Increased Renewable Energy Research
    Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings to Increase by 30%
    Most EERE Programs See Increased Funding in Appropriations Bill
    Hawaii Plans for 34 Megawatts of Solar Power at State Sites
    Solar Equipment Manufacturing Plant Announced for New Mexico
    DOE Selects 20 Teams for the 2009 Solar Decathlon

    February

    Clean Energy Investment Exceeds $117 Billion in 2007
    President Bush Requests $1.255 Billion for EERE in FY 2009
    DOE to Invest Up to $20.6 Million in Solid-State Lighting
    New Builders Challenge Calls for 220,000 Efficient New Homes by 2012
    California Approves Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy Systems
    Dedication Ceremony for Solar One in Nevada
    Arizona Utility to Buy Power from a 280-Megawatt Solar Power Plant
    New York Launches Clean Energy Workforce Training Initiative
    Building for the 21st Century: The 2007 Solar Decathlon in Review

    March

    DOE to Invest up to $13.7 Million for Breakthrough Solar Energy Projects
    NREL Thin-Film Solar Cell Achieves Record Efficiency
    DOE Provides up to $2.4 Million to Advance Solar Energy in 12 U.S. Cities

    April

    California Utility to Install 250 Megawatts of Solar Panels
    DOE and EPA Honor Energy Star Partners
    DOE Announces New Energy Star Criteria for Water Heaters
    Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power Projects Planned for California
    Texas Invests in Solar Power Company
    DOE to Offer $10 Billion in Renewable, Efficiency Loan Guarantees
    DOE Presents an Earth Day Vision for Today and the Future
    American Architects Name Top Ten Green Buildings for 2008
    DOE to Invest up to $60 Million for Advanced CSP

    May

    New Jersey Utility Offers $105 Million in Solar Loans
    Long Island Utility Calls for 50 Megawatts of Solar Power

    June

    DOE to Identify Western Transmission Needs for Renewable Energy in 11 Western States
    DOE to Identify Western Transmission Needs for Renewable Energy
    Juneau, Alaska, Cuts Electricity Use Drastically During Crisis
    Duke Energy Plans to Add Solar Power to 850 North Carolina Sites
    DOE and Partners to Offer Prize for Efficient Lighting
    World's Top Energy Ministers Launch Energy Efficiency Effort
    San Francisco Launches Nation's Largest Municipal Solar Incentive
    DOE Presents "Cambridge Energy Alliance: A Community Response to a Changing Climate"
    Study: Solar Power Could Provide 10% of U.S. Electricity by 2025

    July

    Lushetsky Named Solar Program Manager
    BLM to Continue Accepting Applications for Solar Energy Projects
    DOE Supports the Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative
    Florida Commission Approves State's First Commercial-Scale Solar Power Facilities
    Renewable and Efficient Inventions Earn Nine R&D 100 Awards for DOE
    USDA Awards $6.9 Million for Renewable Energy, Efficiency Projects
    Large-Scale U.S. Solar Power Facilities Becoming Commonplace
    DOE Unveils Initiative to Promote Energy Efficiency in Hospitals
    Clean Energy Partnership Launched for Island Nations
    Report: California Utilities Lead the Nation in Solar Energy
    University of Michigan Wins the North American Solar Challenge
    Assistant Secretary Alexander Karsner Announces Resignation

    August

    DOE to Save $13 Million in Annual Energy Costs at Four National Labs
    DOE Pursues Zero-Net Energy Commercial Buildings
    DOE to Invest up to $24 Million for Breakthrough Solar Energy Products
    DOE to Invest in Grid Integration Systems for Solar Energy
    NREL Solar Cell Sets World-Record Conversion Efficiency of 40.8%
    PG&E Signs Contracts for 800 Megawatts of Solar Photovoltaic Power
    DOE to Invest $7 Million to Speed Clean Energy Commercialization

    September

    DOE Headquarters Inaugurates a New 205-Kilowatt Solar Power System
    National Solar Tour Comes to All But Four States in October
    DOE to Invest $35 Million in Concentrating Solar Power Projects
    DOE to Invest $17.6 Million in Six Early-Stage Photovoltaic Projects

    October

    Economic Stabilization Bill Includes Clean Energy Tax Incentives
    Clean Energy Projects Dodge the Global Credit Crunch
    Investment Outlook Mixed for Clean Energy Technologies
    White House Honors Four Federal Teams for $72 Million in Energy Savings
    U.S. Solar Power Manufacturing Growing Dramatically
    Ausra Opens its First Concentrating Solar Power Plant in California
    DOE Extends Deadline for Clean Energy Loan Guarantees

    November

    Utilities in Colorado and Hawaii Pursue Clean Energy
    DOE Reaches Agreement with LG Electronics on Refrigerator Energy Matters
    DOE Presents "Green Community: The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment 2008 Top Ten Green Projects"
    DOE and EPA Release an Energy Efficiency Action Plan for States
    DOE Expands its Entrepreneur in Residence Program
    U.S. Green Building Council Revises its LEED Rating System
    DOE and Interior Department to Deploy Clean Energy at National Parks

    December

    Los Angeles Pursues 1,300 Megawatts of Solar Power by 2020
    New Technologies Show Promise for High-Efficiency Solar Cells
    President-Elect Obama Nominates Dr. Steven Chu as Energy Secretary
    Dow Corning to Invest Billions in Solar Materials Manufacturing
    DOE Announces First Homes in New Orleans to Meet Builders Challenge Requirements