Energy Efficiency - September 15, 2011
Posted in: Energy Efficiency
Gets Behind 16 EV Projects In 24 States
public-private partnerships will get a share of $8.5 million from DOE’s
Clean Cities Initiative for a variety of activities to move EV efforts
forward. See map below:
funds for Dow Solar—$12.8
million, three-year grant funds a program to cut the cost of
building-integrated photovoltaic solar products.
Geothermal: The DOE
found $38 million for 32 “innovative projects in 14 states” to develop and
test new ways “to locate geothermal resources and improve resource
characterization, drilling, and reservoir engineering techniques.”
models in five state capitals—creating
them is the goal of a new EPA program. The efforts will take place in Boston; Jefferson City, Mo.;
Hartford, Conn.; Charleston, W.Va.; and Little Rock, Ark.
R&D: Nearly $17
million in DOE and Department of the Interior funding over three years will
go to 16 projects in 11 states that are working to advance hydropower
buildings & Energy Star:
The EPA announced a policy change last month. In a news
release on the EPA’s website, the agency says, “…new multifamily high-rise
residential buildings are now eligible to qualify as Energy Star.”
wind energy: The DOE awarded
$43 million over five years for 41 projects that hope to advanced wind
turbine design tools and more.
Nascent PV at Home—that’s
the SUNPATH program that the DOE called, “…the second solar Photovoltaic
Manufacturing Initiative supporting the SunShot Initiative.” There’s $50
million to be invested over two years.