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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

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.

February 7, 2011
Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives

Strategic plan, $50 million in R&D funding, identified Wind Energy Areas will speed offshore wind energy development

January 19, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces New Efforts to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today two new initiatives to promote tribal energy development and continue strengthening the partnership between the Department of Energy and tribal nations. Up to $10 million will be available this year through DOE's Tribal Energy Program to support the evaluation, development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on tribal lands that will help save energy and money, expand the use of renewable energy resources, and promote economic development for tribal communities. 

December 22, 2010
DOE Announces up to $74 Million for Fuel Cell Research and Development

DOE announces it is accepting applications for a total of up to $74 million to support the research and development of clean, reliable fuel cells for stationary and transportation applications.

November 1, 2010
Secretary Chu Post: Celebrating National Weatherization Day

WASHINGTON - Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the following statement on National Weatherization Day.  The statement can be found on the Energy Blog.

Celebrating National Weatherization Day

Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on November 01, 2010 at 1:55 PM

July 20, 2010
DOE Announces $30 Million for Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships

Washington - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced 15 research and deployment partnerships to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes.

June 18, 2010
Five More States Reach Major Recovery Act Weatherization Milestone

Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Utah Have Weatherized Over 9,000 Homes with Recovery Act Funding

June 11, 2010
More than $60 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Expand Local Energy Efficiency Efforts in 20 Communities

Competitive block grants to support jobs, save money and increase energy independence

May 26, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends Ground Breaking at Tennessee Advanced Vehicle Battery Plant

Smyrna Electric Vehicle Project Expected to provide up to 1,500 Jobs in Tennessee

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 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
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

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

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

March 26, 2009
Obama Administration Announces Additional $16,974,600 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in Mississippi

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

March 26, 2009
Obama Administration Announces Additional $37,359,500 for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements in Minnesota

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