The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that four additional heat pump manufacturers successfully produced heat pump prototypes as part of the Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump (CCHP) Technology Challenge. Launched in 2021, this initiative brings together public and private sector stakeholders to address technical challenges and market barriers to adopting next-generation cold-climate heat pumps—a key clean energy technology that can potentially save households $500 a year or more on their utility bills while also slashing harmful carbon emissions.
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U.S. Department of Energy to invest more than $400 million on rooftop solar in Puerto Rico’s most vulnerable communities
This funding will also support thousands of local clean energy jobs, help achieve President Biden’s goal of lowering energy costs for all Americans, as well as help Puerto Rico achieve its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050. The first installations are slated to begin in Spring 2024.
The Biden administration has announced $3.46 billion in funding to upgrade the U.S.’s aging electric grid, the largest investment to date in the grid. The funding will help get more than 35 gigawatts of renewable energy online, equivalent to about half of the utility-scale solar capacity in the nation in 2022.
Under this program, Lennox is committed to developing a new electric heat pump that will heat homes in colder climates with greater efficiency.
The U.S. Departments of Energy and Transportation announced that they will dedicate $5 billion over the next five years to the project.
In 2009, 245 new EV charging stations were installed in the country. In 2019, more than 20,000 new EV charging stations were installed, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
For a technology that stands to revolutionize how we generate clean energy, nuclear fusion is remarkably leaky, making the process much less efficient. But new research from the U.S. Department of Energy may have found a way to keep those particles where they belong.