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November 18, 2009
Department of Energy Announces More Than $104 Million for National Laboratory Facilities

Eight Projects Will Support Growth of Clean Energy and Efficiency through Research, Development and Testing

November 12, 2009
DOE and USDA Select Projects for more than $24 Million in Biomass Research and Development Grants

Washington, DC - The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy today announced projects selected for more than $24 million in grants to research and develop technologies to produce biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products.  Of the $24.4 million announced today, DOE plans to invest up to $4.9 million with USDA contributing up to $19.5 million. Advanced biofuels produced through this funding are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent compared to fossil fuels.

October 29, 2009
Department of Energy Awards $338 Million to Accelerate Domestic Geothermal Energy

Innovative geothermal projects are funded in support of project deployment, technology development, and data collection

October 15, 2009
2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

Guide helps drivers save money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

October 13, 2009
Team California Wins the Communications Contest at U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

 

WASHINGTON, DC - Team California today snagged the top spot in the Communications contest at the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

 

Today's contest is the third out of ten contests that make up the international competition taking place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Team California impressed jurors with the communications strategies, promotional materials, and people skills the team displayed while conveying the technical aspects of household solar energy systems to the public.

 

October 13, 2009
Department of Energy Announces Steps to Strengthen Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards

Steps will help ensure that manufacturers have a level playing field

October 8, 2009
DOE Announces $87 Million in Funding to Support Solar Energy Technologies

Projects Aim to Accelerate Adoption of Solar Energy and Develop Solar Workforce

October 7, 2009
Energy Department Announces New Private Sector Partnership to Accelerate Renewable Energy Projects

New Financial Institutional Partnership Program will accelerate deployment of billions in lending under Recovery Act

September 24, 2009
Department of Energy Announces Testing for AeroSys, Inc. Products to Ensure Compliance with Appliance Standards

Washington, DC - As part of its renewed efforts to ensure compliance with national energy efficiency appliance standards, the U.S. Department of Energy today issued a test notice requiring AeroSys, Inc.

September 15, 2009
DOE Awards Up to $14.6 Million to Support Development of Advanced Water Power Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that 22 advanced water power projects will receive up to $14.6 million in funding to advance the commercial viability, market acceptance, and environmental performance for new marine and hydrokinetic technologies as well as conventional hydropower plants.

September 15, 2009
Portland Company to Receive $1.3 Million to Improve Hydro Power Technologies

Washington, DC - US Energy Secretary Steven Chu today awarded more than $1.3 million to Ocean Renewable Power Company in Portland, Maine to improve the efficiency, flexibility, and environmental performance of hydroelectric energy. The investment will further the nation's supply of domestic clean hydroelectricity through technological innovation and will advance research to maximize the nation's largest renewable energy source.

September 14, 2009
DOE to Fund up to $454 Million for Retrofit Ramp-Ups in Energy Efficiency

Projects Seek to Make Efficiency Accessible to Every Business and Homeowner

September 14, 2009
Obama Administration Delivers More than $60 Million for Weatherization Programs in Six States and Territories

Recovery Act funding to expand weatherization assistance programs, create jobs and weatherize nearly 17,000 homes in American Samoa, Northern Arapahoe Tribe, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Tennessee and the U.S. Virgin Islands

August 26, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Clean Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

Projects will create jobs, limit pollution, and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil

July 20, 2009
Obama Administration Awards More than $162 Million for State Energy Programs in Seven States and Territories

Funding Will Speed Adoption of Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico

July 15, 2009
DOE Announces up to $22 Million for Community Renewable Energy Deployment

Projects will enable rapid deployment of community renewable energy systems

July 6, 2009
Obama Administration Delivers More than $288 Million for Weatherization Programs in Seven States

Recovery Act funding to expand weatherization assistance programs, create jobs and weatherize more than 91,000 homes in Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and New Hampshire

June 30, 2009
Obama Administration Announces up to $32 Million Initiative to Expand Hydropower

Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $32 million in Recovery Act funding to modernize the existing hydropower infrastructure in the U.S., increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact.  Today's announcement is designed to support the deployment of turbines and control technologies to increase power generation and environmental stewardship at existing non-Federal hydroelectric facilities.

June 24, 2009
Obama Administration Awards More than $204 Million for State Energy Programs in 10 States

Funding Will Speed Adoption of Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies

June 2, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $50 Million of Recovery Act Funding to Accelerate Deployment of Geothermal Heat Pumps

Announcement follows tour of manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana

May 12, 2009
Secretary Chu, Governor Patrick Announce $25 Million for Massachusetts Wind Technology Testing Center

Funding will create new jobs and accelerate development of nation's only large wind turbine blade test facility

May 5, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $800 Million from Recovery Act to Accelerate Biofuels Research and Commercialization

New green jobs a benefit of effort to end dependence on foreign oil

April 29, 2009
Department of Energy Announces the Launch of the Hospital Energy Alliance to Increase Energy Efficiency in the Healthcare Sector

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the launch of the Hospital Energy Alliance (HEA), an industry-led partnership between the DOE and national healthcare sector leaders to promote the integration of advanced energy efficiency and renewable technologies in hospital design, construction, retrofit, operations, and maintenance.

April 9, 2009
Department of Energy and Commercial Real Estate Executives Launch Alliance to Reduce Energy Consumption of Buildings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Top executives from 19 commercial real estate companies met with U.S.

March 26, 2009
Obama Administration Announces Additional $75,468,200 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in New Jersey

Block Grants to Support Jobs, Cut Energy Bills, and Increase Energy Independence