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February 1, 2010
President Requests $760.4 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama's FY 2011 budget seeks $760.4 million for the Office of Fossil Energy to support improved energy security and rapid development of climate-oriented technology.

November 16, 2009
Fossil Energy Announces Addition of Three Key Staff Members

The Department of Energy today announced the recent appointment of three key senior staff members to the Office of Fossil Energy - James F. Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal; Christopher A. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas; and Michelle Dallafior, Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary.

October 13, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Up to $55 Million in Funding to Develop Advanced Carbon Capture Technology at Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

Funding Opportunity Announcement Solicits Proposals for Bench- through Pilot-Scale Projects

October 12, 2009
What's the Buzz About 350?

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the global climate crisis.

October 12, 2009
Chu Issues Call to Action on Carbon Capture and Storage

The attached letter from U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was delivered today to Energy Ministers and other attendees of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum in London, where Secretary Chu is speaking on Monday and Tuesday.

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August 10, 2009
Dr. James J. Markowsky Confirmed as DOE's Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

Dr. James J. Markowsky was confirmed by the Senate on August 7, 2009, as the 11th Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.

August 19, 2010
Department of Energy and FutureGen Alliance Discuss Next Steps for FutureGen 2.0 in Illinois

Washington, DC - At a meeting today in Chicago, officials from the Department of Energy, the state of Illinois, Ameren, Babcock & Wilcox, American Air Liquide and the FutureGen Alliance discussed the next steps for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage project in Illinois. The project remains on track for obligation before the end of September. Preparations will then begin for the repowering of Unit 4 at the Ameren facility in Meredosia, with construction set to begin in 2012.

August 11, 2010
Department of Energy Announces 15 Projects Aimed at Secure CO2 Underground Storage

More than 1,100 years of CO2 storage potential in Geologic Formations

August 2, 2010
Department of Energy Announces $188 Million for Small Business Technology Commercialization

Includes $73 million in Recovery Act Investments to Help Small Businesses Bring Clean Energy Ideas to the Marketplace

July 7, 2010
Department of Energy Announces $67 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US Department of Energy announced today the selection of ten projects aimed at developing advanced technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal combustion.  The projects, valued at up to $67 million over three years, focus on reducing the energy and efficiency penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to existing and new power plants.