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News Archives - 2008

January

Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings to Increase by 30%
DOE to Help Increase Energy Efficiency at Marine Sanctuaries

February

New Defense Authorization Act to Boost Clean Energy Use
President Bush Requests $1.255 Billion for EERE in FY 2009
New Federal Renewable Energy Requirement Guidance under EPAct 2005 and EO13423
DOE Forum Presents Renewable Energy Business Opportunities at its Facilities

April

Labs21 Conference to Explore Sustainability in the Heart of the Silicon Valley
Department of Energy Finalizes Regulations to Increase Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings by 30 Percent
DOE's TEAM Initiative Boosts Project Pipeline for Financing
DOE Forum Presents Renewable Energy Business Opportunities at Its Facilities
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Major Provisions of Interest to Federal Energy Managers
Greetings from FEMP's Program Manager: Scott Richlen
Utility Partnership Helping Patrick Air Force Base to Meet Energy Goals
GSA Goes the Extra Mile in the Mile High City
FDA and NIH Projects Highlighted in New ESPC and UESC Videos
New Technology Publications Available on the FEMP Web Site
Fleet Card Data Not Accurate Enough for Reporting Fuel Use
Get Recognized-Nominate Projects for Energy Management Awards
Super ESPC Pipeline Surpasses $1 Billion Mark
Call for Papers
Mark Your Calendar! ESPC Training Reminders
Earth Day Is April 22: Tap into the Powerful Potential of Energy Efficiency
Metering Best Practices Guide Published
FEMP Industrial Facilities Initiative Provides Tools to Reduce Industrial Sites' Energy Use
Water Guidance for EO 13423 Released
Selling Energy-Efficient Products to the Federal Government
Hot Solutions for Prickly Problems. Join Us August 3-6, 2008 in Phoenix for GovEnergy 2008!
Renewable Energy Guidance Released
ENERGY STAR® Operation Change Out – The Military Challenge Campaign Launch. Secretary Bodman's Remarks
"Operation Change Out" Spurs Efficient Lighting at Military Bases
DOE Presents an Earth Day Vision for Today and the Future

May

GSA Issues RFP for Wind-Generated Electrical Energy at Texas Facilities

June

DOE and Partners to Offer Prize for Efficient Lighting
BLM and Forest Service Consider Large-Scale Geothermal Leasing

July

Richard Kidd Named FEMP Program Manager

August

DOE to Save $13 Million in Annual Energy Costs at Four National Labs

September

DOE Headquarters Inaugurates a New 205-Kilowatt Solar Power System
NSF to Invest $18.5 Million in Green Grid Technologies
California Adopts a Long-Term Energy Efficiency Plan
Beautiful, Efficient Fixtures Lauded in Lighting Competition
New Motor Sourcebook Helps Boost System Efficiency and Performance
2008 Buildings Energy Data Book is Now Available

October

USDA and DOE Announce National Biofuels Action Plan
New Jersey to Develop a 345-Megawatt Offshore Wind Power Project
World's First Wave Energy Project Goes Commercial
Operation Change Out Saves $11 Million at U.S. Military Bases
2008 Transformational Energy Action Management Awards Announced
DOE Issues 22 Awards for Saving Energy and Water at Federal Agencies
DOE and EPA Release the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide
Hybrid Technologies Gain Ground in Heavy Trucks
Pennsylvania Requires Utilities to Pursue Energy Efficiency
Defense Act Encourages Military Fuel Economy, Renewable Energy Use
White House Honors Four Federal Teams for $72 Million in Energy Savings
Interior Department to Open 190 Million Acres to Geothermal Power

November

DOE and EPA Release an Energy Efficiency Action Plan for States
EPA Sets Renewable Fuel Requirement of 10.21% for 2009
BLM Offers Geothermal Leases in Utah, Idaho, and Oregon
U.S. Green Building Council Revises its LEED Rating System
California and Oregon Build an Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles
Global Effort Needed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says IEA
DOE and Interior Department to Deploy Clean Energy at National Parks

December

DOE to Help Increase Efficiency of U.S. Embassies and Consulates
President-Elect Obama Nominates Dr. Steven Chu as Energy Secretary
Federal Regulators Approve an In-Stream Hydrokinetic Project
DOE Awards 16 Contracts for up to $80 Billion in Projects at Federal Facilities
Energy Star Residential Water Heaters Available January 1, 2009