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News Archives - 2013

January

Energy Department Awards $10 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels
Pinpointing America's Geothermal Resources with Open Source Data
Renewable Energy Tax Credits Extended
FEMP Kicks Off 2013 First Thursday Seminars Series
DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Releases 2012 Annual Progress Report
Energy Department Offers $10 Million for Algae Biofuels
New Jersey Selected for First Phase of Offshore Wind Transmission Project
Redesigned Energy Savings Calculator for Commercial Boilers
Commit to Efficiency Campaign Resources
New Updates to FEMP-Designated Efficiency Requirements
Energy Department Offers $12 Million to Accelerate Solar Cell Efficiency
Biodiesel Production Tops 1 Billion Gallons in 2012
A Record Year for the American Wind Industry

February

AWEA: Wind Power Leads New U.S. Generating Capacity in 2012
Letter from Secretary Steven Chu to Energy Department Employees Announces His Decision Not to Serve a Second Term
Energy Department, Treasury Announce Availability of $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy Manufacturers
Energy Department, Treasury Announce Availability of $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy Manufacturers
Commission Unveils Plan to Double U.S. Energy Productivity
EPA Proposes 2013 Increased Renewable Fuel Standards
Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition Announces 2012 Outdoor Winners
New FEMP Technology Briefs
Clean Energy Highlighted in President's State of the Union
DOE Announces Winners of Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition
DOE Announces New Investment in Hydrogen Fuel Technologies
FEMP Webcast April 4, 2013: Solid-State Lighting: Highlighting Indoor Applications
Survey Finds U.S. Rivers Could Provide 3% of Nation's Electricity
DOE's SunShot Announces $17 Million for Solar Reliability, Grid Integration

March

FEMP Launches New Website on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
FEMP Issues New Guide for Developing Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects at Federal Facilities
Winners Announced for Energy Efficient Lighting Design Competition
Energy Department Launches Bold New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

May

FEMP Webcast June 6, 2013: Rethinking Operations & Maintenance for High Performance Buildings
Federal Energy Management Program Releases Government-Wide Facility Energy Management Data
Better Buildings Challenge Reports First Year's Savings
New GSA Initiative Replaces Aging Federal Fleet with Hybrid Vehicles

June

Federal and Industry Partners Issue Challenge to Manufacturers
New Building Performance Database Launched by Energy Department
Energy Department Invests in Next Generation Efficient Lighting
FEMP Webcast August 1, 2013: Goal-Based Contracting for Energy Efficient Buildings
Energy Department, NREL Launch New Research Center for Grid Integration
Energy Intensity of GSA Buldings Slashed 25% in Past Decade

July

EPA Strengthens Energy Star Requirements for Refrigerators and Freezers
President Obama Touts Renewable Energy, Efficiency in Climate Plan
New Energy Department Rule Boosts Efficiency on Federal Buildings
Bright Lights and Even Brighter Ideas
FEMP eTraining Course Offered - Sustainable Strategies for Existing Federal Facilities
EPA Debuts Upgraded Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Tool
FEMP Announces AFFECT Grant Program

August

FEMP Launches New Institutional Change Site
Using the Street and Parking Facility Lighting Retrofit Financial Analysis Tool webinar announced
Energy Department Awards $22 Million for New Biofuels Projects
U.S. Renewable Energy Use Continue to Grow: LLNL Report
Army Releases 2012 Net Zero Progress Report
DOE Publishes Final Rule for Residential Clothes Dryers Test Procedures
Implementing Instructions Released for Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance
Energy Department Invests in Heating, Cooling, and Lighting
FEMP Offers Three Additional Guiding Principles Webinars On-Demand

September

Energy Department Awards $45 Million for Advanced Transportation
USDA Awards $15 Million for Advanced Biofuels
Energy Department Dedicates Clean Energy Research Center
FEMP Releases New Utility Energy Service Contracts Guidebook
FEMP Announces One-on-One Calls with Federal Financing Specialists (FFS)

October

FEMP Releases ESPC Request for Information Results
New Fleet eTraining Available

November

FEMP Releases AFFECT Funding Opportunity Announcement
Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
FEMP Expands ESPC ENABLE Program to Include More Energy Conservation Measures
FEMP Receives Internationally Recognized Training Accreditation
FEMP Presents Its Newest On-Demand eTraining Course on Building Automation Systems

December

Obama Administration Expands Better Buildings Challenge to Multifamily Housing, Launches New Programs to Boost U.S. Energy Efficiency
Presidential Memorandum on Federal Leadership on Energy Management
Energy Department Announces Winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award Competition