Department of Energy Awards $1.3 Million for Energy Programs in Mid-Atlantic States; Funding Will Support 15 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects.
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 14, 2003
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham Edward Spencer Abraham (born June 12, 1952 in East Lansing, Michigan) is a former United States Senator from Michigan. He had served as the 10th United States Secretary of Energy, serving under President George W. Bush. announced this week that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $17 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy Renewable energy utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, and hydroelectricity to biomass and biofuels for transportation. projects nationwide. The Department of Energy's Philadelphia Regional Office has awarded $1.3 million for 15 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. Funding is being provided through the DOE's State Energy Program Special Projects competitive grants.
State Energy Offices will use these funds to improve the energy efficiency of schools, homes and other buildings; create opportunities for distributed energy resources; promote energy-efficient industrial technologies; and support renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal ge·o·ther·mal also ge·o·ther·mic
Of or relating to the internal heat of the earth.
ge and biomass.
"This funding supports our continued efforts in educating the Mid-Atlantic region on the value and need for sustainable energy
Sustainable energy sources are energy sources which are not expected to be depleted in a timeframe relevant to the human race, and which through innovative programming," said Ellen D. Lutz, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Energy - Philadelphia Regional Office. "These programs -- designed to educate consumers about clean energy choices -- brings us closer to ensuring that consumers receive clean, affordable, reliable and abundant energy."
States, territories and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). competed for these DOE awards which provide technology-specific funding in addition to annual formula grants award to each State Energy Office.
The Philadelphia Regional Office is responsible for administering Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The United States Department of Energy´s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) mission is to strengthen America's energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships. (EERE EERE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ) programs to the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures
Area, 24,181 sq mi (62,629 sq km). Pop. .
The mission of the Philadelphia Regional Office is to ensure that federal programs for energy efficiency and clean energy technologies are implemented in the Mid-Atlantic Region, providing the region with a stronger economy, a healthier environment and a more secure future.
Award Amounts and Special Projects by State
Maryland was awarded $355,000 to support the State Industries of the Future and Distributed Energy CHP CHP Chapter
CHP Combined Heat and Power
CHP California Highway Patrol
CHP Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (Turkish: Republican People's Party)
CHP Chemical Hygiene Plan (OSHA)
CHP Community Health Plan projects.
Pennsylvania was awarded $266,400 to support the Clean Cities, Biomass Power and Rebuild America projects.
Virginia was awarded $258,479 to support the Clean Cities, State Industries of the Future, Rebuild America, and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP FEMP Federal Energy Management Program
FEMP Fernald Environmental Management Project (DOE site near Cincinnati, OH) ) projects.
New Jersey was awarded $219,996 to support the Clean Cities, State Industries of the Future, and Residential Deployment projects.
The District of Columbia was awarded $150,000 to support the Clean Cities project.
West Virginia was awarded $100,000 to support the State Industries of the Future project.
Award Category Summaries
Clean Cities is a voluntary, locally-based government/industry partnership designed to promote the use of alternate fuel vehicles (AFVs) and their supporting infrastructure. By encouraging AFV AFV Alternative-Fuel Vehicle
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AFV Armored Fighting Vehicle
AFV America's Funniest Videos
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AFV America's Funniest Home Video
AFV Avantage Fiscal use, the Clean Cities program will help achieve energy security and environmental quality goals at both the national and local levels. In the Mid-Atlantic region, there are eight active Clean Cities coalitions: Greater Philadelphia, Delaware, Metropolitan Washington D.C., Metropolitan Baltimore, West Virginia, Pittsburgh Region, Hampton Roads Hampton Roads, roadstead, 4 mi (6.4 km) long and 40 ft (12.2 m) deep, SE Va., through which the waters of the James, Nansemond, and Elizabeth rivers pass into Chesapeake Bay. and North Jersey.
Rebuild America is a voluntary network of community partnerships determined to reduce energy costs by saving money locally. Rebuild America provides business and technical tools, customized assistance and information on alternative financing mechanisms to enable building owners and community leaders to successfully plan and carry out building energy projects that improve building performance, reduce energy use and costs and promote local economic development. There are currently 44 community partnerships in the Mid-Atlantic region, including one in Delaware, three in the District of Columbia, ten in Maryland, ten in New Jersey, five in Pennsylvania, eight in Virginia, and seven in West Virginia.
Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
EERE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) works with facility managers, engineers, architects, contract specialists, and utilities to save energy and money at federal facilities. FEMP services promote energy efficiency, water conservation, the use of distributed and renewable energy, and improved utility management decisions.
Distributed Energy Resources (DER DER - Distinguished Encoding Rules )
Distributed Energy Resources (DER) refers to a variety of small, modular power-generating technologies that can be combined with energy management and storage systems and used to improve the operation of the electricity grid. Implementing DER can be as simple as installing a small electricity generator to provide backup power An additional power source that can be used in the event of power failure. See UPS and backup.
A Half Minute of Backup
This roomful of lead acid batteries stands ready to drain itself entirely in less than a minute. at an electricity consumer's site. Or it can be a more complex system, highly integrated with the electricity grid and consisting of electricity generation, energy storage and power management systems.
State Industries of the Future
Industries of the Future (IOF IOF Imposto Sobre Operacoes Financeiras (Brazil)
IOF International Orienteering Federation
IOF Independent Order of Foresters
IOF Interactive Output Facility
IOF Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering ) is a partnership strategy of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT OIT Organización Internacional del Trabajo (Spanish: International Labor Organization)
OIT Organisation Internationale du Travail (International Labour Organization)
OIT Office of Information Technology ). OIT has successfully facilitated the development of industry visions and roadmaps (R&D pathways) for the agriculture, aluminum, chemicals, forest products, glass, metal casting Metal casting
A metal-forming process whereby molten metal is poured into a cavity or mold and, when cooled, solidifies and takes on the characteristic shape of the mold. , mining, petroleum and steel industries. The intent of the State IOF is to expand the national government/industry partnership to the state level. The Philadelphia Regional Office and the OIT are partnering with the states in the Mid-Atlantic region to pursue industrial energy efficiency goals at the local level. In the Mid-Atlantic region, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware have active State IOF programs.
The goal of the residential deployment effort is to develop self-sustaining energy efficiency programs for the existing home market that incorporates marketing efforts, builder training/certification, home inspections, and quality assurance of contractor work. The primary objective of this effort is to support seed efforts in new market areas, but DOE will consider funding expansion in existing programs. The projects do not have to be statewide; they may be limited to one or more metropolitan areas or media markets.
EERE's Biomass Program partners with U.S. industry to foster research and development of advanced technologies that can transform our nation's abundant biomass resources into clean, affordable, and domestically produced biofuels, biopower, and high-value bioproducts. The two primary goals of this program are to:
-- Reduce dependence on foreign oil by developing liquid fuels
-- Create the domestic biomass industry.