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February 18, 2015
This map shows wind potential capacity for turbine hub heights at 140 meters.
EERE Success Story—Mapping the Frontier of New Wind Power Potential

Partnered with AWS Truepower, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Energy Department’s Wind Program released maps in December 2014 that highlight the potential for wind energy development using more advanced wind turbine technologies with higher hub heights of 110 and 140 meters.

February 12, 2015
EERE Success Story—Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

In 2014, EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private sector green building certification systems.

The use of green building rating systems advances federal high performance buildings by focusing on modernization, and integrated building systems that minimize inefficiencies and waste, as well as enhance cost-saving benefits.

February 12, 2015
EERE Success Story—Federal Efficiency Program Wins GreenGov Dream Team Award

Partnered with the Department of Transportation (DOT), EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) won the GreenGov Presidential Green Dream Team Award.

January 30, 2015
Former Tribal Energy Program Intern Guides Tribes Toward a More Sustainable Path

Suzanne Singer is working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) as an Energy and Thermal Fluids Analyst where she has an ongoing project to produce Sankey diagrams to analyze energy data and life cycle flows on tribal lands. Applying the knowledge and insights she gained from her work at LLNL, her internship, and her science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, Singer is educating Tribes on how to use their own resources and land to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

January 22, 2015
Blue Lake Rancheria—Forging a Path toward Climate Resiliency

The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is one of 16 communities selected as Climate Action Champions by the Obama Administration in December for exceptional work in response to climate change.

January 16, 2015
EERE Success Story—Zero Energy Ready Home Program: Race to Zero Student Design Competition

In April 2014, twenty-eight college and university teams from the U.S. and Canada participated in the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy’s Challenge Home Student Design Competition at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

January 16, 2015
CX-013325: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development of Advanced High-Performance Batteries for 12V Start-Stop Vehicles
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 01/16/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

January 16, 2015
CX-013355: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Black Mountain Communications Facility Rebuild Project
CX(s) Applied: B1.19
Date: 01/16/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

January 14, 2015
Eighth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities

The Eighth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities was held November 5 through 8, 2014, in Long Beach, California. Like past conferences, it focused on policies and programs to reduce health disparities. However, the 2014 session saw one panel address a new topic—the impact of health issues, including disparities, on our nation’s military personnel and national security.

January 13, 2015
EERE Success Story—Advancing Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

H2USA, a public-private partnership, was co-launched by DOE and industry partners to promote advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation energy options for consumers. Through H2USA, industry and government partners will focus on identifying actions to encourage early adopters of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) by conducting coordinated technical and market analysis, and evaluating alternative fueling infrastructure that can enable cost reductions and economies of scale.