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News Archives - 2011

January

California Adopts New Standards for More Efficient Lightbulbs
President Obama Signs Bill Extending Energy Efficiency, Renewable Provisions
EIA: U.S. Power Grid to Rely More on Renewable Energy, Natural Gas by 2035
Hawaii's Tiered Rate Structure Rewards Energy Conservation
The New American Home Incorporates Energy-Saving Technologies
New DOE Efforts Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities
300,000 Homes Weatherized in Recovery Act Milestone

February

President's State of the Union 2011 Outlines Clean Energy Goals
DOE Facilitates Market-Driven Solutions to Develop and Deploy New High-Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioners
Western and FEMP Offer Assistance with Renewable Energy Certificates
Market-Driven High-Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioners Boosted
President Sets Better Buildings Initiative for Energy Efficiency
President's Energy Budget Invests in Innovation, Clean Energy, and National Security Priorities
DOE Requests $3.2 Billion for Renewable Energy, Efficiency in FY 2012
Energy, Interior Departments Announce New Location for Solar Decathlon 2011

March

New York Grocers Can Go Green with Support from NYSERDA
Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth
DOE Fellowships to Support the Next Generation of Clean Energy Innovators
NREL's Energy Modeling Tools Help Cut Energy Use in Buildings
DOE Helps Launch the Multi-Agency i6 Green Challenge for Commercialization
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Participants Bring Innovation to D.C.'s Ward 7
A Former "Most Wanted" Building Gets a Reprieve
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Unveils First-Ever Smart-Charging Micro-Grid
EPA Names Cities with the Most Energy Star-Certified Buildings
Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities
Resolving to Make Earth Day Last All Year

April

Departments of Energy and Interior Announce $26.6 Million in Funding to Develop Advanced Hydropower Technologies
President Obama Sets Goal to Cut Oil Imports by One-Third
Secretary Chu Announces Progress on International Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy
Miami Students' U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Design Focused on Sustainability
DOE's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Join with Dow Chemical to Develop Next-Generation Cool Roofs
Secretary Chu Announces $130 Million for Advanced Research Projects
DOE Labs Join to Develop Next-Generation Cool Roofs
DOE and HUD Announce Lenders to Participate in New Pilot Program to Help Homeowners Pay for Energy Improvements to their Homes
American Institute of Architects Select Top Ten Green Projects
DOE and HUD Launch Pilot Home Efficiency Financing Program
Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 House
CEQ Announces 2011 GreenGov Presidential Awards
DOE Announces a $213 Million Energy Savings Performance Contract with FDA's White Oak Campus

May

Education Department Program Advances Sustainable Schools
DOE Announces Guide for 50 % More Energy Efficient Office Buildings
Energy Star Building Projects Honored
Five BetterBuildings Case Studies Highlight Key Lessons to Improve Energy Efficiency Programs Nationwide

June

FHA, Fannie Mae Launch Energy Efficiency Retrofit Program
DOE Awards $15 Million for Next Generation Energy-Efficient Lighting
DOE Announces Over $30 Million to Help Universities Train the Next Generation of Industrial Energy Efficiency Experts
NREL Facility Named One of Nation's Top Sustainable Buildings
DOE Supports Landmark Rooftop Solar Project

July

D.C. Community Comes Together in the Name of Sustainability, Affordability
Initial Partners Named in the Better Buildings Challenge
New Energy Star Initiative Recognizes Cutting-Edge Products with Highest Energy Efficiency
New Energy Star Initiative Recognizes the Most Energy-Efficient Products
Team Massachusetts Brings a Fourth Dimension to the Solar Decathlon
How Refrigerator Standards Have Saved Consumers Billions of Dollars
Department of Energy to Award Over $6 Million for Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands
New Report Identifies Challenges and Opportunities to Achieving 50% Energy Savings in Homes
Article Highlights Ways to Boost Energy Efficiency of Attics
Centerpoint Energy and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman Announce Results of Pilot Project on Home Energy Use
DOE to Award $6.3 Million to 31 Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands
Seattle Market Introduction Workshop Presentations Posted

August

Department of Energy Announces Philips Lighting North America as Winner of L Prize Competition
Department of Energy Relaunches Energy.Gov
DOE Announces Winner of L Prize Lightbulb Competition
DOE Announces Funding Opportunities for Solid-State Lighting: Core Technology Research and Product Development (Round 8)
Department of Energy Joins with Manufacturers, Environmentalists to Announce New Efficiency Standards for Home Refrigerators
DOE Announces New Efficiency Standards for Home Refrigerators

September

Department of Energy Awards $2 Million for National University Clean Energy Business Challenge to Jump Start Young Entrepreneurship
DOE Offers up to $10 Million to Improve Energy-Saving Lighting
DOE Highlights Home Weatherization, Jobs Milestones

October

City of New Orleans Launches Home Energy Efficiency Program
Department of Energy Announces First Entry for Market- Driven High-Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioners Challenge
Maryland Tops U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011
First Entry Joins High-Efficiency Commercial AC Challenge
DOE, NASA Partner to Construct 'Greenest' Federal Building
OpenStudio: Building Design Expertise at Your Fingertips
DOE Lauds Winners of 2011 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
A Barn Raising for the 21st Century
City of New Orleans Launches Home Energy Efficiency Program
DOE Issues Report on Financing Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Schools

November

Secretary Chu Congratulates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on 2011 GreenGov Presidential Award
Walmart Sees the Light for Parking Lots
DOE's NREL Wins 2011 GreenGov Presidential Award
Kansans Save $2.3 Million in Challenge to Change Their Energy Behavior
Santa Barbara County Launches New Home Energy Upgrade Financing Program with Energy Department Support
Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Reduce Non-Hardware Costs of Solar Energy Systems
Philadelphia-area Building Retrofits Could Support 23,500 Jobs: Report
Better Buildings Challenge Partners Pledge 20% Energy Drop By 2020
Energy Star National Building Contest Names Winner
Huntsville Celebrates Launch of Home Energy Upgrade Program with Energy Department Support
Energy Matters: Industrial Energy Efficiency
Town Known for First Thanksgiving is Grateful for Energy Savings
Huntsville Launches DOE-Supported Home Energy Upgrade Program
DOD Picks 2012 Energy Technology Installation Demos
Savings of 18.5% for Buildings that Meet 2010 Energy Standard: DOE

December

Tribal Clean Energy Assistance Offered by DOE
President Obama Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Building Energy Upgrades
DOE Releases New Version of Energy Modeling Software
Energy Department Announces Major Recovery Act Milestone: 600,000 Homes Weatherized Three Months Ahead of Schedule