Posts tagged Secretary Chu
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 >
6:00 AM Thu, Mar 11, 2010
The “Chinese” West Texas wind farm kicked off the debate about whether the stimulus is subsidizing green jobs overseas. At least initially, the project’s Dallas- and Austin-based developers and investors said the wind turbines would come from China , while Chinese banks would finance the project. The project’s owners would receive about $450 million if they pursue a stimulus grant available to them.
Now, two advocacy groups have issued a report (pdf) that says theTreasury Department has rewarded other companies that appear to make most of their clean-energy goods overseas. Treasury awarded tax credits to 17 foreign-based companies “with operations in low-wage More >
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release February 16, 2010
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
IBEW Local 26
11:05 A.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Please have a seat. Have a seat. Good morning, everybody. Before I begin let me just acknowledge some of the people who are standing behind me here: First of all, two people who have been working really hard to make this day happen — Secretary Steven Chu, my Energy Secretary — Steven Chu. (Applause.) And my White House advisor on everything having to do with energy, Carol Browner. (Applause.)
I want to acknowledge the More >