DOE Awards $8M for Microgrid Projects in Seven States

Seven microgrid projects will receive more than $8 million in federal funding to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather, the Department of Energy announced today.The money will go to projects in Alaska, California, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Tennessee and Washington. The projects are being developed by Alstom Grid, Burr … [Read more...]

EE Global Features Energy Heads of State May 20-21

Next month's EE Global forum in Washington, D.C. will feature two energy heads of state – one from the world’s largest economy and the other from its most energy efficient.Ernest Moniz, U.S. energy secretary, and Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Danish minister of climate, energy and building, will address the energy leaders gathering May 20-21. It will … [Read more...]

Efficiency, Microgrids Eligible for $4B in DOE Loan Guarantees

Innovative energy efficiency projects, including microgrids, will be eligible for federal loan guarantees under a draft solicitation being circulated by the US Department of Energy.Released April 16 for comment, the program also will offer the guarantees for renewable energy projects. In all, the DOE will make $4 billion in guarantees … [Read more...]

Momentum Builds for Energy Efficiency…But is the Wolf at the Door?

It says something that Ernest Moniz chose to deliver his first public talk as US energy secretary to an energy efficiency crowd.His appearance May 16, 2013 at EE Global in Washington, D.C. was a surprise of sorts. And the timing was significant. Moniz had only been confirmed as energy secretary three hours before taking the podium at the Alliance … [Read more...]