The Energy Department announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot. With vouchers in hand, these businesses can better leverage the world-class capabilities of the department's national laboratories and bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.
The Energy Department's annual reports analyzing the wind energy industry reflect sustained growth in wind turbine installations in 2015, providing clean energy to millions of homes and businesses, reducing climate-changing carbon pollution, and boosting America's economic competitiveness.Obama Administration Announces $137 Million to Spur Innovation and Promote More Efficient Cars and Trucks
A total of thirty-nine new projects will drive advancements for commercial and passenger vehicles that could double the freight efficiency of 18-wheelers and save businesses and consumers money at the pump, cut carbon emissions and strengthen the U.S. economy.
The Energy Department announced it is investing $11.3 million for three projects that support the improvement of biomass conversion technologies that can produce biofuels or bioproducts more efficiently and increase cost competitiveness.
The SunShot Initiative will fund 16 research and development projects aimed at pushing the limits of solar technologies—potentially advancing the state of the art in photovoltaics and improving the design and manufacture of collectors for concentrating solar power.