DOE Announces $46 Million to Boost Energy Efficiency and Slash Emissions from Buildings
DOE’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) funding opportunity will provide $46 million to 29 projects across 15 states. The funding will support building technologies and retrofit practices that will create healthier households and communities and reduce energy waste. BENEFIT will advance cost-effective solutions to electrify buildings across the nation while also improving their energy efficiency.
DOE Announces $28 Million for 10 Projects to Decarbonize the Nation’s Water Treatment Sector
Cleaning water is an energy intensive process. EERE’s Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office invested $28 million in 10 projects to decarbonize the entire life cycle of Water Resource Recovery Facilities. These facilities, which treat wastewater from public water systems, are among the country’s largest industrial electricity users, and are an essential part of our nation’s water infrastructure—simultaneously producing clean water, generating renewable energy, recovering nutrients from wastewater, and reducing our impact on the natural environment.
Interagency Collaboration Exploring Green Shipping Corridors between the U.S. and the UK
DOE and the United Kingdom government’s Department for Transport are requesting information to understand the issues related to establishing a green shipping corridor between the two countries. Green shipping corridors are defined as shipping routes that showcase zero- and near zero- emission lifecycle fuels and technologies. Responses are due September 29.
Clean Energy Champions
Summer Intern Energizes the Wind Energy Technologies Office
This summer, intern Wendell Grinton has been supporting EERE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office. He is offering valuable insight on the office’s wind market reports, which detail trends in wind development, technology, cost, and performance, as he wraps up his doctorate degree in civil engineering at Virginia Tech.
Ripple Effect: Mirko Musa Wants to Rescue Rivers—and the World—With Help From Water Power
Mirko Musa, a research and development analyst at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, was always fascinated by the power of rivers and how they could sculpt landscapes. Now, he’s finding ways to harness that power and protect rivers at the same time.
Celebrating 25 Years Since the First Energy Savings Performance Contract Signing
Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) began as a pilot program 25 years ago and have now become one of the most widely used project financing methods in the federal government. While U.S. federal agencies pioneered this kind of financing, ESPCs can also be used by state and local governments, universities, schools, hospitals, and even private companies to further their energy projects. Learn about the impact of ESPCs and how it all got started.