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News Archives - 2012

January

Wind for Schools Project Installs Turbines in Arizona and Virginia
Keys to Local Wind Energy Development Success
Washington State Becomes the Largest Public Biodiesel Consumer
DOE Researchers Report Breakthrough for Cheaper Biofuels
DOE Awards $7 Million to Reduce Electric Vehicle Charger Costs
Integrating Variable Wind Energy into the Grid
Interior Department OKs Two Major Renewable Projects
DOE's Top Energy Innovator Challenge Open to Public Voting
Montana Recognized for Promoting Energy Efficiency
Washington Surpasses Home Energy Efficiency Goal and Helps More than 16,000 Homeowners Save on Utility Bills
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool: An ASES Small Wind Division Webinar
State Completes Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Projects
Vermont Governor Releases comprehensive Energy Plan
Montana Surpasses Home Energy Efficiency Goal and Helps More than 6,800 Homeowners Save on Utility Bills
Closing Date Extended for RFI on Total Costs of Ownership of Future Light-Duty Vehicles
Wisconsin Surpasses Home Energy Efficiency Goal and Helps More than 30,500 Homeowners Save on Utility Bills
DOE Releases Consortium Report on LED Street Lights
Radical Thinkers Needed to Help Get a Solar Panel on Every Roof
DOE Releases its Critical Materials Strategy
Breaking Up (Hydrogen) No Longer As Hard To Do
Library Patrons in New York Check-Out Renewable Energy
Interior Department OKs Renewable Energy Projects in California, Oregon
Wisconsin Surpasses its DOE-Backed Home Energy Efficiency Goal
Alternative Fuel Vehicles Roll in Detroit Auto Show
Visit to Colorado-Based Electric Motor Plant by Acting Under Secretary of Energy Arun Majumdar Highlights Recovery Act Investment
Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool
Illinois Wind for Schools Application Due March 1
Small Wind Certification Council Issues First Turbine Certifications
Oregon Community Wind Farm Provides Green Power for Seattle (WA)
DOE Announces Guide for 50% More Energy Efficient Retail Buildings
BLM Seeks Comments for Competitive Leasing of Wind Energy on Public Lands
Wind Powering America Hosts Fifth Annual Wind for Schools Summit
Ithaca (NY) Goes 100% Renewable
NJ Resources Clean Energy Ventures Installs 14.1 MW Solar
Salt River Project Opens Community Solar Program to Businesses
As Electric Vehicles Take Charge, Costs Power Down
Saving Money and Fuel with a Click of a Mouse
DOE Reports Show Major Potential for Wave and Tidal Energy Production Near U.S. Coasts
Revving Electric-Motor Plant Highlights Recovery Act Investment
Recent Market Acceptance Activities: A WPA Webinar
BLM Seeks Comments on Solar and Wind Energy Public Land Leases
California OKs Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Devices
U.S. Tops 2011 Clean Energy Investments: Report
Energy Department Announces University Research Opportunities to Advance SunShot Goals
DOE Announces Up To $3 Million to Administer Superior Energy Performance Program
DOE Projects Receive Honors for Best Geothermal Presentations
Asheville Boasts First Large-Scale LED Street Light Deployment in North Carolina
DOE Report Characterizes Lighting Market
Summer 2012 National Geothermal Academy: Applications Due February 15
Obama Administration Highlights Tools to Manage Electricity Use
DOE Reports Potential for Wave and Tidal Energy Production
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Issues First Tidal Power Project License
Nominate the Wind Cooperative of the Year for 2011
New Thermal Window Technology Lessens Menace of Jack Frost
Austin Using Green Innovation to Beat the Utility Blues
DOE Seeks an Administrator for the Superior Energy Performance Program
DOE Offers Universities Opportunities to Advance SunShot Solar Goals
Online Voting Begins for "America's Next Top Energy Innovator"
DOE Seeks Industry Feedback on Standard Work Specifications for Energy Upgrades in Manufactured Housing
City of Houston Joins Better Buildings Challenge, Partners with Energy Department to Reduce Energy Waste and Boost Efficiency
Energy Department Announces Student Teams, New Location for Solar Decathlon 2013
Energy Department, Volvo Partnership Builds More Efficient Trucks and Manufacturing Plants
DOE Releases Report on Energy Savings Potential of Solid-State Lighting
DOE and LBNL Release Energy Information Handbook: Applications for Energy-Efficient Buildings Operations
DOE Releases Updated Induced Seismicity Protocol
DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on NYC Roadway Lighting Demonstration
August Cellars Wind Turbine Installation: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
Doug Hollett Gives Keynote Presentation at Stanford Geothermal Workshop
IKEA Powering Cincinnati Store with Solar
Weatherization Assistance Program Ranked as Second Highest Recovery Act Job Creator
KidWind Project Announces 2012 Wind Senators Program
Independent Expert Science Panel Releases Report on Potential Health Effects of Wind Turbines: Public Meetings and Comment Period
Gunderson Health System Completes 5-MW Wind Project
Super Bowl XLVI Goes Green
USDA Issues Rural Energy for America Program Solicitation of Applications

February

DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 Moves to California
DOE Extends Closing Date for RFI on Total Costs of Ownership of Future Light-Duty Vehicles
President Obama's State of the Union Address Touts Clean Energy
Vote Now For America's Next Top Energy Innovator
Why Did the LED Light Bulb Cross the Road?
DOE Launches New Round of America's Top Energy Innovator
Defense Department Studies Solar Energy Potential at Desert Bases
DOE Webinar February 6: National Hydrogen Learning Demonstration Status
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Sun Grant Initiative National Conference on Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization
Energy Department to Launch New Energy Innovation Hub Focused on Advanced Batteries and Energy Storage
New Technical and Financial Energy Efficiency Implementation Incentives Available for Your Manufacturing Plant
Energy Department Announces Over $12 Million to Spur Solar Energy Innovation
DOE, Volvo Partner to Build Trucks that are more Efficient
DOE to Launch New Advanced Battery Energy Innovation Hub
Interior Department Takes Key Step in Offshore Wind Leasing
Houston Joins DOE's Better Buildings Challenge
Request for Information About Commercial Readiness of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Hawaii Gets 'EV Ready'
DOE Report Shows Shift to Energy-Saving Lighting Products
Tapping Top University Draft Picks to Engineer Solar Championships
Fuel Cell Technologies Program Fellowship Opportunities Available
DOE Releases Consortium Financial Tool
Atlanta R&D Workshop Presentations Posted
Renewable Energy for America Program Important, Beneficial Aspect of Farm Bill for Nation
Energy Efficiency Program Saving Homes $900 per Year in Energy Costs
Wind for Schools Project Host School Seeks Sustainability Session Proposals
Oregon Manufacturer EnerG2 Opens New Plant with Support from Recovery Act
It Pays to Be Energy Efficient for Castle Medical Center
DOE's LBNL to Hold Flow Cells Workshop in March 2012
North Carolina Installs Nine Wind for Schools Projects in 2011: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Wind Powering America Updates Wind Maps Section on Website
USDA Launches Energy Website
President's 2013 DOE Budget Seeks $2.27 Billion for Efficiency, Renewables
Turbines off NYC East River Will Power 9,500 Homes
InterContinental Miami Purchasing 100% Wind Power
Eastern University (PA) Signs 7-Year Agreement
Turbines off NYC East River Will Power 9,500 Homes
Global Wind Energy Grew 21% in 2011: Report
'America's Next Top Energy Innovators' Named
One-Stop Reference for Clean Cities' Helpful Tools
DOE Offers $12 Million to Spur Solar Energy Innovation
UniSource Energy Services Unveils Solar Program
EPA Recognizes Green Power Leaders
Recent Workforce Development Activities: A WPA Webinar
Western Area Power Administration Offers Federal Agencies Easy Tool To Go Greener
Tribal Clean Energy Projects Awarded $6.5 Million from U.S. Energy Department
Tribal Clean Energy Projects to Receive $6.5 Million from U.S. Department of Energy
FEMP Issues RFI on ESPC Financing
DOE Awards $6.5 Million for Tribal Clean Energy
New Licensing Agreement Opens Energy Patents to NGOs, Non-Profits
Leaders of the Fuel Cell Pack
DOE-Backed EV Battery Maker Opens New Plant
DOE Highlights New GE Appliance Factory in Kentucky
Leaders of the Fuel Cell Pack
DOE, Commerce Department Offer $1.3 Million for Energy Workforce
President Obama Announces Funding for Breakthroughs in Natural Gas and Biofuels as Alternative Fuels for Vehicles
DOE Releases Updated Steam System Informational Resources
President Obama Highlights Energy Department Efficiency Training Centers That Save U.S. Manufacturers $5.6 Billion
President Obama Announces $14 million Funding Opportunity to Develop Transportation Fuels from Algae
DOE Releases Life-Cycle Energy Consumption Report
Enhanced Geothermal Systems Documents for Public Comment - Now Closed
DOE Offers Support for Breakthroughs in Alternative Fuels
DOE Launches New Research Program to Advance Solar Technologies
New Ideas Spring from the SunShot Incubator
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Dedicates 5.4 MW Solar System
Beaverton (OR) Solar Program Exceeds Expectations
BLM Advances Arizona Renewable Energy Development Project
New Initiative Promotes Pennsylvania Wind Power
City of Milwaukee (WI) Installs 100 kW Wind Turbine
Army Unveils First Military Fuel Cell Fleet
Eight DOE National Labs Offer Streamlined Partnerships

March

LBNL/NREL Analysis Predicts Record Low LCOE for Wind Energy in 2012-2013
DOE Announces $180 Million for Deployment of Offshore Wind Projects
Energy Department Announces $180 Million for Ambitious New Initiative to Deploy U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
Energy Department Announces $180 Million for Ambitious New Initiative to Deploy U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $226,000 in Industrial Retrofit Grants to Four Kentucky Companies
Department of Energy Announces up to $6 Million to Collect Performance Data on Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
New National Clean Fleets Partners Join with Clean Cities to Reduce Petroleum Use
Secretary Chu Announces Winners of Student Competition to Promote Energy-Efficient Buildings
Deadline Extended for RFI on Commercial Readiness of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
Secretary Chu Announces Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia to Join National Clean Fleets Partnership
Ford Focus Electric Vehicle Earns Top EPA Mileage Rating
DOE Offers $6 Million for Fuel Cell EV Data Collection
President Obama Launches EV-Everywhere Challenge as Part of Energy Department's Clean Energy Grand Challenges
California is Top Renewable State: Report
Offshore Wind Gets $180 Million Boost from DOE
ARPA-E Issues Call for Transformational Energy Technologies
University Teams Tackle Efficiency's Barriers for Buildings
Montana State University Extension Produces Wind Energy Curriculum
DOE Reopens L Prize PAR 38 Competition
GSA Launches Mobile Sustainable Buildings Tool
DOE Funds Consensus Building Institute to Host Facilitating Wind Energy Siting Workshop: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Energy Department Announces Next Phase of L Prize Competition to Create Innovative Energy-Saving Lighting Products
Energy Department Honors Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative with 2011 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award
Cuomo Announces $3.5M in Rebate Funds for Purchase of High-efficiency Refrigerators, Washers
DOE Seeks Industry Feedback on Voluntary Standard Work Specifications for Energy Upgrades in Multifamily Housing
Program FY 2013 Budget Request Presentation Now Available
DOE Announces up to $2 Million to Collect Data from Hydrogen Fueling Stations and Demonstrate Innovations in Hydrogen Infrastructure Technologies
Energy 101 Video: Lumens
DOE to Host Annual Merit Review Meeting
Solar Garden Planned for Poudre Valley REA (CO)
President Launches DOE's 'EV-Everywhere Challenge'
IKEA Continues Renewable Energy Efforts
Marin Energy Authority (CA) Expands Renewable Content of Offer
Not a Long Time Ago in an Energy Efficient Galaxy Not Very Far Away
DOE Launches Next Phase of Competition to Create Efficient Lighting
Four Major Firms Join National Clean Fleets Partnership
DOE Offers $5.2 Million for Building Efficiency Technologies
DOE Announces Startup of Biomass Cogeneration Facility
RePower Bainbridge Celebrates Year Milestone
SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 3 Technical Topics Announced, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Storage Included
Courthouse Improvements Set
Cities Save Through LED Streetlights
Speak Up To Protect Successful Renewable Energy for America Program
2012 Public Power Wind Award Nominations
City Taps Creative Financing for New Solar Project
Ball State University Completes Nation's Largest Ground-Source Geothermal System with Support from Recovery Act
Coalition Offers Plan to Accelerate Adoption of Plug-In Electric Vehicles
EPA Names 2012 Energy Star Awardees, Celebrate 20th Anniversary
U.S. Solar Energy Installations Soared in 2011: Report
Secrets of a Tribal Energy Auditor
DOE Offers Up to $2 Million for Hydrogen Fueling Stations Data Collection
DOE and Navy Collaborate on Geothermal Drilling Technology
San Antonio Small Businesses “Seeing the Light” with Energy Upgrades
More Than 2,000 Affordable NY Apartments to Benefit from Weatherization Assistance Program
Obama Administration Announces $14.2 Million in New Funding to Develop Lightweight Materials for Advanced Vehicles
Obama Administration Announces New Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative
Ball State University Completes Nation's Largest Ground-Source Geothermal System with Support from Recovery Act
Energy Department Announces up to $10 Million to Promote Zero Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles
Obama Administration Announces New Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative
DOE accepting comments on Complex Flow Workshop Report
NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center
Robertsdale Installing LED Streetlights
Energy Department Opportunities Related to Water Power
DOE Releases GATEWAY Report on Museum LED Retrofit Lighting
Water Power Program Releases Notice of Intent for Wave Energy Generation Device Deployment Opportunity
Hamilton, Hancock County Use State Grants to Boost Energy Efficiency
Energy Department Awards More than $5 Million to Reduce Cost of Advanced Fuel Cells
The High Performance Windows Volume Purchase Program Announces Phase II Changes
DOE Webinar April 3: America's Next Top Energy Innovator Runner-Up Presents Hydrogen Detection Technologies
West Valley City Looks to Improve Travel by Coordinating Traffic Signals
San Antonio Small Businesses 'Seeing the Light' with Energy Upgrades
Obama Administration Offers $35 Million for Biomass Research
City Launches Solar Gresham Program
TV Personality Cyndy Canty Helps Promote Energy Efficiency Program
White House Offers $14 Million for Advanced Vehicle Materials
DOE Launches Apps for Energy
The San Carlos Apache Tribe Moves Forward on Energy Efficiency and Conservation Grant
Nine Utilities Join Green Button Efficiency Program
Army Plans $7 Billion in Industry Partnerships for Renewables
Water Power Program Grant Recipient to Deploy Tidal Device in Maine this Summer
Michigan Company Eaton Awarded $2 Million by Energy Department to Reduce Cost of Advanced Fuel Cells
Minnesota Company 3M Awarded $3 Million by Energy Department to Reduce Cost of Advanced Fuel Cells
Obama Administration and Great Lakes States Announce Agreement to Spur Development of Offshore Wind Projects
City of Mobile Using Energy Efficiency Grant to Upgrade Ball Field Lighting
Obama Administration and Great Lakes States Announce Agreement to Spur Development of Offshore Wind Projects
Washington D.C. Community Groups Unite to Purchase Green Power
Viridian Energy to Launch Green Power in Massachusetts
NativeEnergy and 25 Organizations Provide Upfront Funding
Illinois Communities Opt for Community Choice Aggregation

April

City Neighborhoods Win Thousands for Energy Projects
Colorado's Wind for Schools Project Honored with a Wirth Chair Award
REAP Success Provides Many Benefits for America
Clean Cities Publishes 2012 Vehicle Buyer's Guide
Ball State Completes Largest U.S. Ground-Source Geothermal System
Obama Administration Announces Great Lakes Wind Projects Agreement
DOE Backs Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications
Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores
Lighting Up Georgia Convenience Stores
DOE Awards More than $5 Million to Reduce Cost of Advanced Fuel Cells
DOE Offers $10 Million to Promote Zero-Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles
DOE Backs Four New Home Energy Professional Certifications
Ohio Unveils Its First Liquefied Natural Gas Station Deployed Through the Recovery Act
Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels
Berkeley Company Installs Solar Panels on Beech Bottom Town Hall
Roseville Electric Lighting Program Earns Recognition
Grant Program Criticized by GOP Helped Create 75K Jobs a Year -- Obama admin
Beam Me Up! New Exeter Solar Array Almost Done
Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels
Nebraska Utilizes a Supplemental Environmental Program to Fund Wind for Schools Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Interior Department Announces Next Steps for Atlantic Offshore Energy
Transportation Department Awards $13.1 Million for Green Transit
California Commits $100 Million to Build EV-Charging Stations
GSA Slates 30 Federal Buildings for Deep Energy Retrofits
Announcing $4 Million for Wireless EV Charging
Interior Department Announces Next Steps for Atlantic Offshore Energy
Energy Department Offers up to $15 Million for Biomass Fuel Supplements
Geothermal Exploration Best Practices Webinar Presentation Now Available
Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves
New Solar Farms in West Tennessee Signal Growth
DOE co-hosts Offshore Energy Knowledge Exchange Workshop
Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves
Michigan Company Unveils Electric Vehicle Systems Manufacturing Facility Funded by Recovery Act
Clean Currents Launches Green Passport Promotional Campaign
Energy Department Report Finds Major Potential to Increase Clean Hydroelectric Power
Austin Energy Offers 100% Renewable Electrical Vehicle Charging
Wellesley (MA) Program Achieves 10% Participation