DOE Announces Dates for the Solar Decathlon 2011

In less than one year, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will bustle with activity as 20 student teams prepare their solar homes for DOE’s fifth Solar Decathlon. The opening ceremony will be held on September 22, 2011, and the event will open to the public the following day. Share and Enjoy:

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National Solar Tour Comes to All 50 States This Year

While the Solar Decathlon is still a year away, the National Solar Tour is now offering open-house tours of solar-powered homes, businesses, and public agencies. This year, local tours are available in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Jalisco, Mexico. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Announces Winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 Competition

DOE, the American Lighting Association, and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency have announced the winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow competition. The annual competition recognizes the best-designed energy-efficient lighting products for homes. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Proposes Higher Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators

DOE is proposing a new energy efficiency standard for residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers that would decrease the energy use of these appliances by 20%-25% when it takes effect in January 2014. The agency is accepting comments on the proposed standard until November 26. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Acts to Stop Sales of Inefficient Air Conditioners

DOE has taken action to stop Air-Con, International, from selling certain air conditioning systems in the United States because they violate the minimum federal energy efficiency standards for appliances. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Proposes Higher Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the release of a new proposed energy efficiency standard for residential refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. The standard, as proposed, could save consumers as much as $18.6 billion over thirty years. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Announces Winners of Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy, the American Lighting Association, and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, announced the winners of the eighth-annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Takes Action to Stop the Sales of Air-Con Air Conditioner Models Shown to Violate Federal Energy Efficiency Appliance Standards

DOE announced today that it has taken action against Air-Con, International, requiring the company to stop selling certain air conditioning systems in the U.S. that have been shown to violate minimum energy efficiency appliance standards. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Awards $63 Million to Advance Clean Energy Commercialization

DOE has selected 33 small businesses to receive $57 million to develop manufacturing processes for the production of their new clean energy technologies. DOE will also support five regional efforts to accelerate the commercialization of university-developed clean energy technologies. Share and Enjoy:

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ACEEE Recognizes the Leading State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has lauded 18 state-led energy efficiency programs in 14 states for their excellence. The top five award-winning programs were created in Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, and New York, with the Empire State earning awards for two of its programs. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Awards $9.6 Million for Transformational Energy Research Projects

DOE has selected six new projects to receive Recovery Act funding as part of its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The projects aim to develop innovative advances in dehumidifiers, permanent magnets, wind turbines, solar tracking, solar thermal energy storage, and carbon capture. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Proposes Energy Efficiency Enforcement Penalties for 27 Companies

DOE is proposing penalties against 27 companies selling products in the United States without certifying that those products comply with energy efficiency or water conservation standards. Unless companies address these claims within 30 days, DOE will file actions to demand payment of the penalties. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Announces $57 Million for Small Businesses to Support Technology Commercialization

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced $57 million, including nearly $11 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to support clean energy technology commercialization projects for 33 small businesses across the country. Share and Enjoy:

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DOE Continues Aggressive Energy Efficiency Enforcement Effort with Nearly 30 New Proposed Penalties

DOE today announced 27 new proposed penalties against companies selling products in the United States without certifying that they comply with energy efficiency or water conservation standards. Share and Enjoy:

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200,000 Homes Weatherized in Recovery Act Milestone: Vice President

Vice President Biden has announced that 200,000 low-income homes have been weatherized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saving families money, conserving energy, and helping put thousands to work. Share and Enjoy:

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