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September 6, 2011
16 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S.

Today, Secretary Chu announced that the Energy Department is funding 16 projects that will make hydropower production even more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

August 10, 2011
Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs.

The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle efficiency, including:

June 30, 2011
CX-006115: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Minnesota 85% Ethanol Fueling Network Expansion Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 06/30/2011
Location(s): Saint Paul, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

June 30, 2011
CX-006114: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Minnesota 82% Ethanol Fueling Network Expansion Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 06/30/2011
Location(s): Saint Paul, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

June 29, 2011
Hybrid vehicles circle the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the inaugural Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit
The Clean Energy Race

Assistant Secretary David Sandalow documents his experiences at the inaugural Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

June 14, 2011
EA-1764: Final Environmental Assessment

Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change Experiment (SPRUCE) Marcell Experimental Forest, Itasca County, Minnesota

May 2, 2011
CX-005848: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Midway Area Fiber Project
CX(s) Applied: B4.7
Date: 05/02/2011
Location(s): Grant County, Washington
Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration

April 13, 2011
An aerial view of the solar installation | courtesy of District Energy St. Paul
Minneapolis/St. Paul: Taking Solar to the Cities

Last month, St. Paul, Minnesota unveiled the largest solar thermal project in the Upper Midwest on the roof of the St. Paul RiverCentre, the city-owned convention center overlooking the Mississippi River. The project was funded by $1 million in Recovery Act funding from the Department of Energy’s Solar America Communities program as well as by matching funds from District Energy St. Paul, a Twin Cities utility company that heats 80 percent of downtown buildings in the city.

An aerial view of the solar installation | courtesy of District Energy St. Paul

April 11, 2011
Job Creation and Energy Savings in St. Paul, Minnesota

Check out this video where Mayor Chris Coleman explains how St. Paul is using grant money to create jobs while cutting waste and saving energy.

April 11, 2011
CX-005702: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Residential Ground Source Heat Pump Installation - Schmitz, Mary C.

Date: 04/11/2011
Location(s): Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office