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February 3, 2014
Energy Department Announces $12 Million for Technologies to Produce Renewable Carbon Fiber from Biomass

The Energy Department today announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

January 29, 2014
DOT Offers nearly $25 Million for More Zero-Emission Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced the availability of $24.9 million through its new Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program that will put a new generation of advanced, non-polluting transit

January 29, 2014
Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Autos

The Energy Department announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

January 23, 2014
SLIDESHOW: Secretary Moniz Tours 2014 Washington Auto Show

A slideshow featuring highlights from Secretary Moniz's tour of the 2014 Washington Auto Show is currently posted on the Energy Department's blog.

January 22, 2014
President Announces New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute

President Obama announced the selection of a North Carolina-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Institute, funded in part by a $70 million award over five years from the Energy Department.

January 22, 2014
Report: U.S. Military Accelerates Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Deployment of clean energy technologies is accelerating across military installations operated by the U.S. Department of Defense, according to a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

January 22, 2014
Report: Global Share of Renewable Energy Could Double by 2030

The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30% by 2030 at no extra cost, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

January 21, 2014
Clean Cities Launches Improved Tool to Help Fleets Evaluate CNG Investments

The popular VICE Model is newly updated to allow fleets greater flexibility in determining payback periods for natural gas vehicles and fueling infrastructure.

January 16, 2014
Superior Energy Performance: New Website Live and Ready for Business

Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) announces its new website—a valuable resource for manufacturers who want to prove their achievements in energy management and lower plant energy costs.

January 15, 2014
Ford Debuts Solar Energy Concept Car

The Ford Motor Company unveiled the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a sun-powered vehicle with the potential to deliver what a plug-in hybrid offers without depending on the electric grid for fuel.