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News Archives - 2009

January

BLM Finalizes Plans to Open 190 Million Acres to Geothermal Power
U.S. Army to Lease 4,000 Neighborhood Electric Vehicles
EIA: Energy Prices to Stay Low Through 2009, but Rise in 2010
President Obama Calls for Greater Use of Renewable Energy
Bureau of Land Management to Establish Renewable Energy Offices
Offshore Wind Power Moves Ahead in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Indianapolis to Host International Conference on Laboratory Sustainability
President Obama Issues Orders on Fuel Economy and GHG Regulations
New Energy Star Labels Help to Avoid Energy-Wasting Set-Top Boxes
Latest FEMP Focus Spotlights Federal Fleet Management

February

President Obama Addresses DOE; Signs Energy Efficiency Memorandum
8th Annual Federal Environmental Symposia Call for Presentation Abstracts
Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Version 6.0 Released
High-Speed Rail and Transit Boosted by Economic Stimulus Act
Renewable Energy and Smart Grids Spurred by Economic Stimulus Act
Economic Stimulus Act to Result in Greener Federal Buildings and Fleets
Clean Energy Bonds Expanded by the Economic Stimulus Act
Economic Stimulus Act Provides $16.8 Billion for EERE Programs
Economic Stimulus Act Extends Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Stimulus Act Expands Clean Energy Tax Credits for Homes and Businesses
Interior Department to Develop Plan for Offshore Renewable Energy
President Obama Calls for Carbon Cap, More Clean Energy Investment

March

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Requests On-Site Solar Photovoltaic Proposals
President's Budget Draws Clean Energy Funds from Climate Measure
Renewable Energy World Prepares to Kick Off Busy Conference Season
Extended Daylight Saving Time Saves Energy, Says DOE
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increased 1.4% in 2007, Says EPA
Navy Exchange Opens Oceana E85 Flex-Fuel Pump
Final Rule Issued for Federal Procurement of Energy Efficiency Products
Appropriations Act Provides Nearly $2 Billion in New Funding for EERE
Interior Department Pursues Renewable Energy on Land and at Sea
Solar Energy Grew at a Record Pace in 2008

April

DOE and EPA Recognize Energy Star Partners and Retailers
WAPA Offers to Purchase Renewable Energy Certificates for Federal Agencies
Interior Department: Offshore Wind Energy Could Power the Country
U.S. Government Accelerates its Purchase of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
FERC, Interior Department Sign Agreement on Offshore Renewable Energy
California Adopts a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
Interior Department Sets Rules for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects
President Obama Touts Clean Energy on Earth Day

May

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Extends Deadline for Solar Proposals to May 15, 2009
BLM to Invest Recovery Act Funds on Renewable Energy Permitting
EPA's Proposed Renewable Fuel Standard Tackles GHG Emissions
Navy Issues RFP for Solar Power Purchase Agreement
DOE Sets Energy Savings Contract in Motion for New Renewable Energy Fueled Plant at SRS
EPA Sets Energy Star Specifications for Computer Servers
President Obama Announces a Comprehensive National Fuel Economy Policy

June

Energy Efficiency: A US Perspective
U.S. Government Orders 14,105 More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
Federal Agencies to Assist with Clean Energy Development in the West

September

RFP Issued for EPA Ground-Mounted Solar Projects
Secretary Chu Announces Completion of Critical Energy Conservation Appliance Standards
EPA Sets Stricter Standards for Energy Star Televisions
New Reports Emphasize the Monetary and Security Costs of Climate Change
EERE Draws on Social Media for Energy Awareness Month

October

Executive Order 13514 Signed on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
Presidential Proclamation: National Energy Awareness Month 2009
EPA Aims to Limit Greenhouse Gas Regulations to Large Facilities
Obama Administration Invests $300 Million in a Green Federal Fleet
2010 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available
The GreenGov Challenge — A Bottom-Up Approach to Greening Government
DOE Awards 2009 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

November

FTC Proposes New Output-Based Labels for Light Bulbs
EPA: Fuel Economy for New Vehicles Rises for Fifth Straight Year

December

New Reports Catalogue the Worsening Impacts of Climate Change
President Obama Sets a Target for Cutting U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
NREL Sets the Bar for Office Building Energy Use