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In this paper, we propose two effective energy feature normalization methods for robust speech recognition in noisy environments. In the first method, we estimate the noise energy and remove it from the noisy speech energy. In the second method, we propose a modified algorithm for the Log-energy Dynamic Range Normalization (ERN) method. In the ERN method, the log energy of the training data in a clean environment is transformed into the log energy in noisy environments. If the minimum log energy of the test data is outside of a pre-defined range, the log energy of the test data is also transformed. Since the ERN method has several weaknesses, we propose a modified transform scheme designed to reduce the residual mismatch that it produces. In the evaluation conducted on the Aurora2.0 database, we obtained a significant performance improvement.