Policy, Guidance, and Reports
Technologies and Processes
Federal, Industry, and Institutions
Webinar Explaining Regulatory Considerations for Developing Distributed Generation Projects Now Available 06/08/2012
A webinar explaining the regulatory implications that go into
designing business models for on-site renewable power
purchase agreements is now available for viewing.
Energy Department Names Finalists for the Better Buildings Federal Award 06/06/2012
The Energy Department has announced eight finalists for the
first-annual Better Buildings Federal Award. The finalists include
buildings in Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mexico,
Texas, and West Virginia.
Energy Department Announces Interagency Committee to Increase Use of Clean Energy Technologies in Federal Facilities 06/01/2012
In support of the Obama Administration's all-out, all-of-the-
above approach to American energy and dedication to
improving energy efficiency within the federal government,
the Energy Department today announced a new interagency
advisory committee to accelerate deployment of innovative
products and technologies in the federal sector.
Energy Department Announces Launch of Energy Innovation Hub for Critical Materials Research 05/31/2012
DOE announced plans to invest up to $120 million over five
years to launch a new Energy Innovation Hub, establishing a
multidisciplinary and sustained effort to identify problems
and develop solutions across the lifecycle of critical
DOE Announces $3.2 Million to Help Consumers Manage Energy Consumption 05/30/2012
The Energy Department has awarded nearly $3.2 million to
encourage utilities, local governments, and communities to
create programs that empower consumers to better manage
their electricity use through improved access to their own
electricity consumption data.
SunShot Shoots for the Moon with First Grand Challenge Event 05/30/2012
The SunShot Grand Challenge: Summit and Technology
Forum next month will give us the opportunity to highlight the
progress of the past two years and reassess the challenges
that must be overcome in order to reach the 2020 goal.
Energy Department to Host High Performance Sustainable Buildings Workshop for Federal Employees in Denver Area 05/10/2012
The Energy Department will present High Performance
Sustainable Buildings Guiding Principles for Existing Buildings,
an in-person training workshop at the National Renewable
Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, on Thursday, May
17, 2012. The training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Mountain Time.
Interior Department Flips Switch on First Public Lands Solar Project 05/09/2012
U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on May 7
flipped the switch to start the first large-scale solar energy
facility on U.S. public lands delivering power to consumers.
Silver State North is a 50-megawatt plant located 40 miles
south of Las Vegas, Nevada, that will use photovoltaic (PV)
technology to generate enough power for about 9,000