Ecology, Energy, Economy

$529 Million Loan to Fisker Automotive for PHEV

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the closing of a $528.7 million loan with Fisker Automotive for the development and production of two lines of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). The loan will support the Karma, a full-size, four-door sports sedan, and a line of family oriented models being developed under the company’s Project [...]

Green Computing And Data Centers

It’s a daunting challenge erecting the largest net-zero-energy office building in the world.
It’s especially daunting when that building will be full of people computing, teleconferencing, and generating teraflops of information about renewable energy.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory aims to generate as much energy as it uses in the new 222,000-square-foot U.S. Department of Energy Research [...]

Boost Fuel Economy Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly established new federal rules on April 1 that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the United States. The rules, which will significantly increase the fuel economy of the [...]

Solar Installations

The photovoltaic (PV) market now has an eye-popping, interactive bevy of maps and charts that can let anyone know where PV panels are being installed, how big they are, how much they cost and how fast the industry is booming.
Interested in where PV is installed in the U.S. and how it has grown over time? [...]

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