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News Archives - 2008

January

New Energy Act Calls for Increased Renewable Energy Research
Energy Efficiency in New Federal Buildings to Increase by 30%
Most EERE Programs See Increased Funding in Appropriations Bill
Hawaii Plans for 34 Megawatts of Solar Power at State Sites
Solar Equipment Manufacturing Plant Announced for New Mexico
DOE Selects 20 Teams for the 2009 Solar Decathlon

February

Clean Energy Investment Exceeds $117 Billion in 2007
President Bush Requests $1.255 Billion for EERE in FY 2009
DOE to Invest Up to $20.6 Million in Solid-State Lighting
New Builders Challenge Calls for 220,000 Efficient New Homes by 2012
California Approves Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy Systems
Dedication Ceremony for Solar One in Nevada
Arizona Utility to Buy Power from a 280-Megawatt Solar Power Plant
New York Launches Clean Energy Workforce Training Initiative
Building for the 21st Century: The 2007 Solar Decathlon in Review

March

DOE to Invest up to $13.7 Million for Breakthrough Solar Energy Projects
NREL Thin-Film Solar Cell Achieves Record Efficiency
DOE Provides up to $2.4 Million to Advance Solar Energy in 12 U.S. Cities

April

California Utility to Install 250 Megawatts of Solar Panels
DOE and EPA Honor Energy Star Partners
DOE Announces New Energy Star Criteria for Water Heaters
Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power Projects Planned for California
Texas Invests in Solar Power Company
DOE to Offer $10 Billion in Renewable, Efficiency Loan Guarantees
DOE Presents an Earth Day Vision for Today and the Future
American Architects Name Top Ten Green Buildings for 2008
DOE to Invest up to $60 Million for Advanced CSP

May

New Jersey Utility Offers $105 Million in Solar Loans
Long Island Utility Calls for 50 Megawatts of Solar Power

June

DOE to Identify Western Transmission Needs for Renewable Energy in 11 Western States
DOE to Identify Western Transmission Needs for Renewable Energy
Juneau, Alaska, Cuts Electricity Use Drastically During Crisis
DOE and Partners to Offer Prize for Efficient Lighting
Duke Energy Plans to Add Solar Power to 850 North Carolina Sites
World's Top Energy Ministers Launch Energy Efficiency Effort
San Francisco Launches Nation's Largest Municipal Solar Incentive
DOE Presents "Cambridge Energy Alliance: A Community Response to a Changing Climate"
Study: Solar Power Could Provide 10% of U.S. Electricity by 2025

July

Lushetsky Named Solar Program Manager
BLM to Continue Accepting Applications for Solar Energy Projects
DOE Supports the Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative
Florida Commission Approves State's First Commercial-Scale Solar Power Facilities
Renewable and Efficient Inventions Earn Nine R&D 100 Awards for DOE
USDA Awards $6.9 Million for Renewable Energy, Efficiency Projects
Large-Scale U.S. Solar Power Facilities Becoming Commonplace
DOE Unveils Initiative to Promote Energy Efficiency in Hospitals
Clean Energy Partnership Launched for Island Nations
Report: California Utilities Lead the Nation in Solar Energy
University of Michigan Wins the North American Solar Challenge
Assistant Secretary Alexander Karsner Announces Resignation

August

DOE to Save $13 Million in Annual Energy Costs at Four National Labs
DOE Pursues Zero-Net Energy Commercial Buildings
DOE to Invest up to $24 Million for Breakthrough Solar Energy Products
DOE to Invest in Grid Integration Systems for Solar Energy
NREL Solar Cell Sets World-Record Conversion Efficiency of 40.8%
PG&E Signs Contracts for 800 Megawatts of Solar Photovoltaic Power
DOE to Invest $7 Million to Speed Clean Energy Commercialization

September

DOE Headquarters Inaugurates a New 205-Kilowatt Solar Power System
National Solar Tour Comes to All But Four States in October
DOE to Invest $35 Million in Concentrating Solar Power Projects
DOE to Invest $17.6 Million in Six Early-Stage Photovoltaic Projects

October

Economic Stabilization Bill Includes Clean Energy Tax Incentives
Clean Energy Projects Dodge the Global Credit Crunch
Investment Outlook Mixed for Clean Energy Technologies
White House Honors Four Federal Teams for $72 Million in Energy Savings
U.S. Solar Power Manufacturing Growing Dramatically
Ausra Opens its First Concentrating Solar Power Plant in California
DOE Extends Deadline for Clean Energy Loan Guarantees

November

Utilities in Colorado and Hawaii Pursue Clean Energy
DOE Reaches Agreement with LG Electronics on Refrigerator Energy Matters
DOE Presents "Green Community: The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment 2008 Top Ten Green Projects"
DOE and EPA Release an Energy Efficiency Action Plan for States
DOE Expands its Entrepreneur in Residence Program
U.S. Green Building Council Revises its LEED Rating System
DOE and Interior Department to Deploy Clean Energy at National Parks

December

Los Angeles Pursues 1,300 Megawatts of Solar Power by 2020
New Technologies Show Promise for High-Efficiency Solar Cells
President-Elect Obama Nominates Dr. Steven Chu as Energy Secretary
Dow Corning to Invest Billions in Solar Materials Manufacturing
DOE Announces First Homes in New Orleans to Meet Builders Challenge Requirements