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June 10, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $36 Million to Support the Development of Drop-In Biofuels and Bioproducts

Investments will help diversify America's sources of clean, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels

June 8, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $70 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In support of President Obama's goal of generating 80% of the country's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $70 million in new funding over three years for technology advancements in geothermal energy to accelerate development of this promising clean energy resource.

June 7, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $15 Million for Next Generation Energy-Efficient Lighting

Investments in Solid-State Lighting to Save Energy, Create New Manufacturing Jobs

June 1, 2011
DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations


WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost-competitive with fossil fuels within the decade, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of more than $27 million in new funding that will reduce the non-hardware costs of solar energy projects, a critical element in bringing down the overall costs of installed solar energy systems.

May 20, 2011
Vice President Biden Visits National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Announces First Agreement Under "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" Challenge

Outlines Administration's Ongoing Commitment to Spur Commercialization of Technology

May 13, 2011
Secretary Chu Highlights More Than 1,800 Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Under the Recovery Act

Investments in Electric Vehicles Helping to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil

May 5, 2011
USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil

Projects will help develop sustainable, renewable biofuels in the U.S.

April 21, 2011
DOE and HUD Announce Lenders to Participate in New Pilot Program to Help Homeowners Pay for Energy Improvements to their Homes

FHA PowerSaver Program to offer low-cost financing to credit-worthy borrowers

April 19, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces New Funding and Partnership with Google to Promote Electric Vehicles

Since its inception in 1993, DOE's Clean Cities program helped save nearly 3 billion gallons of gasoline

April 18, 2011
Department of Energy Offers $2.1 Billion Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Thermal Power Plant

California Solar Project Estimated to Create Over 1,000 Jobs and Avoid Over 710,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Annually

April 13, 2011
Department of Energy Announces Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future

Washington, DC - Today, at the SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Mich., U.S. Department of Energy's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of the EcoCar2: Plugging into the Future competition and the sixteen university teams that were selected to participate. EcoCar2 is a unique educational partnership between General Motors and the Department of Energy to help prepare future engineers for opportunities in clean energy and advanced vehicle industries.

April 8, 2011
DOE Announces Nearly $170 Million in Available Funding to Advance Solar Energy Technologies

Investments will Help Achieve Cost-Competitive Solar Energy by 2020

April 5, 2011
Departments of Energy and Interior Announce $26.6 Million in Funding to Develop Advanced Hydropower Technologies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced $26.6 million in funding for research and development projects to advance hydropower technology, including pumped storage hydropower. This funding is focused on development of innovative technologies that can produce power more efficiently, reduce costs and increase sustainable hydropower generation at sites not previously considered practical.

April 5, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces Over $110 Million in SunShot Projects to Advance Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing in the U.S.

Solar Manufacturing Partnerships will boost American competitiveness in the global solar energy industry and lower the cost of clean, renewable energy

April 1, 2011
FACT SHEET: National Clean Fleets Partnership

Public-Private Partnership to Engage Large Commercial Fleets to Significantly Reduce Petroleum Use

March 10, 2011
Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy joined with the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship today to announce the opening of the $12 million i6 Green Challenge, which will also be conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

March 10, 2011
Department of Energy Announces Funding to Support the Next Generation of American Scientists and Engineers

Fellowship Programs to Support Innovative Research and Ensure U.S. Leadership in Clean Energy

February 24, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes $96.8 Million Loan Guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project

Project Will Use First-of-a-Kind Technology That Could Expand Geothermal Resource Development

February 16, 2011
DOE Announces Up to $5 Million to Support the Next Generation of Advanced Automotive Designers and Engineers

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $5 million in funding to support Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Centers of Excellence.  The GATE Centers will focus on educating a future workforce of automotive engineering professionals who will gain experience in developing and commercializing advanced automotive technologies.