Small businesses create nearly two of every three jobs, so supporting them is important for the economy. Over 200 small businesses in 34 states received a combined $188 million to develop clean energy technologies.
Last week, we invited you to submit your questions on the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) via E-mail, Facebook and Twitter. We received a diverse set of questions, which we presented to two of the key decision makers here at the Department of Energy.
Bryan Washom was setting world records for efficiency in solar power long before it was cool. And now, as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the University of California at San Diego, he's using that drive to bring clean energy technology to the marketplace.
Merrill is using $3 million awarded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program and the Recovery Act to purchase equipment for manufacturing commercial-sized wind turbine systems for a strategic partner who owns the intellectual property. The result — Merrill joins other manufacturers in Michigan’s growing clean energy economy industry and creates green jobs.
Today marks the second and final day of the world’s first Clean Energy Ministerial, which brings together ministers from 23 countries who represent more than 80 percent of the world's energy use and clean energy technologies market.
The Henderson, Nevada, police department is going above and beyond the call of duty by tripling the size of its solar panel system on its LEED-certified station, saving the city thousands of dollars in energy costs.
Given constant use and the importance of fire stations to surrounding communities, the Indiana Office of Energy Development awarded funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to improve energy efficiency at some local fire stations.