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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) will host a Webinar on Wednesday, November 17, titled State of the States: Quantifying the Impact of State Policies on Clean Energy Development.
At this Webinar, you will hear about the State of the States project at the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which looks at the growth of clean energy development that coincides with the implementation of specific state policies. The analysis is carried out from the point of view of policy makers and researchers, but More >
The DOE offers free online training to help you improve the energy performance of your organization. No travel, no lost time out of the office, and no cost – The DOE makes it easy to get the information you need, today. Join your colleagues to better understand how the DOE can help you lower operating costs, improve your energy management More >
Learn about a FREE tool for clean energy project analysis!Webinar ― Using RETScreen To Identify the Most Promising Clean Energy Projects October 27, 2010
Here you will learn about the upcoming TAP Webinar that will present on October 27, 2010, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) for state and local officials.
At this Webinar you will hear about RETScreen, which is a leading online software tool that can help state and local officials quickly conduct feasibility analyses for clean energy project. This software is relatively easy to use is free of charge. It can therefore significantly More >
Solar’s Long and Winding Road By Marc Gunther Published July 09, 2010
In 1969, the Nixon White House asked a young assistant professor of engineering at the University of Maryland whether solar energy made sense for America. Absolutely, he replied.
Four decades later, Fred Morse is still trying to persuade the government to put its muscle behind solar. Last week, he scored a big victory.
In his weekly radio address on July 3, President Obama announced that the Department of Energy had awarded a $1.45 billion loan guarantee to Abengoa Solar — a Spanish company where Morse is senior advisor for U.S. operations — to build one of the largest solar power More >
April 29, 2010
Source: US Department of Energy
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy is announcing award selections for nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs intended to help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries. These projects will leverage more than $95 million in funding from community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers to develop and implement training programs. The selectees estimate that the programs will train approximately 30,000 Americans.
Secretary Chu made the announcement while visiting a Pepco engineering and service center in Rockville, Maryland that is More >
Apr 27, 2010
The House Science and Technology Committee should begin work this week on a multi-year reauthorization and increase in financial support for the 2007 America Competes Act. The original act provided for doubling funding for research and development programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and for science, technology engineering and math education (STEM) programs. This reauthorization, HR 5116, also would give small to mid-size manufacturers access to federal technology loan guarantees and improve STEM program coordination. GridWise Alliance President Katherine Hamilton said, “This bill will help foster Smart Grid technologies that are More >
April 27, 2010 Source: US Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy initiative, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaboration on clean and sustainable energy technologies.
The agreement, signed at DOE by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, builds on the historically strong ties between the United States and the United Arab Emirates to establish a framework for cooperation in three key areas – carbon capture and sequestration, water and bio-fuels, and building technology. The agreement opens the door for scientific and More >
Washington, D.C., United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced that it will make available up to $10 million in funding over 5 years for two organizations to help accelerate the adoption of solar energy among local governments. The selected organizations, the International City-County Management Association (ICMA), and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, will conduct outreach to local governments across the nation, sharing best practices for increasing solar energy use in their communities.ICLEI and ICMA will provide information about solar policies and regulations, financial incentives and workforce training, as well as utility and community engagement. More >
DAVID J. LEEDS 03 04 10
In the new energy race, China is not likely to blink an eye over the DOE’s new $400 million advanced research program for greentech.
After sitting through presentations from a “who’s who” of the energy world these past two days at the DOE’s inaugural ARPA-E Innovation Summit, any one of the more than 1,700 individuals in the room likely needed to call upon their deepest sense of equanimity or find the nearest cocktail bar.
On the one hand, it would be hard to rival, or argue against, the talent and commitment of the ARPA-E team, from Director Majumdar More >
Smart Grid Projects: Glendale Becomes First in Nation To Sign Contract for Federal Smart Grid Grant
Mar 4, 2010
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) today signed a contract for a $20 million federal Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), becoming the first city in the nation to receive Smart Grid funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Glendale Water & Power is the City of Glendale’s utility. Glendale Water & Power provides water to 33,400 customers in Glendale, California. The city-owned utility also generates, transmits and distributes electricity to 84,500 residential, More >