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February 24, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes $96.8 Million Loan Guarantee for Oregon Geothermal Project

Project Will Use First-of-a-Kind Technology That Could Expand Geothermal Resource Development

February 16, 2011
DOE Announces Up to $5 Million to Support the Next Generation of Advanced Automotive Designers and Engineers

WASHINGTON, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $5 million in funding to support Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Centers of Excellence.  The GATE Centers will focus on educating a future workforce of automotive engineering professionals who will gain experience in developing and commercializing advanced automotive technologies.

February 7, 2011
Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives

Strategic plan, $50 million in R&D funding, identified Wind Energy Areas will speed offshore wind energy development

February 4, 2011
White House Blog Post on the President's "Better Buildings Initiative"

In case you missed it, below is a summary on the White House blog of President Obama's major announcement yesterday on building efficiency. The "Better Buildings" initiative aims to achieve a 20 percent improvement in commercial energy efficiency by 2020, reduce companies' and business owners' energy bills by about $40 billion per year, and save energy by reforming outdated incentives and challenging the private sector to act.

February 4, 2011
DOE Pursues SunShot Initiative to Achieve Cost Competitive Solar Energy by 2020

Announces $27 Million in Projects to Advance Solar Development and Manufacturing

February 3, 2011
DOE Facilitates Market-Driven Solutions to Develop and Deploy New High-Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioners

Jointly-developed performance criteria to help businesses save money, improve economic competitiveness

January 24, 2011
Departments of Energy and Commerce Announce New Partnership to Further Cooperation on Renewable Energy Modeling and Forecasting

WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy and the Department of Commerce today announced a new agreement to further collaboration between the agencies on renewable energy modeling and weather forecasting, which will help enable the nation's renewable energy resources to be used more effectively by business and entrepreneurs.

January 19, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces New Efforts to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today two new initiatives to promote tribal energy development and continue strengthening the partnership between the Department of Energy and tribal nations. Up to $10 million will be available this year through DOE's Tribal Energy Program to support the evaluation, development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on tribal lands that will help save energy and money, expand the use of renewable energy resources, and promote economic development for tribal communities. 

December 22, 2010
DOE Announces up to $74 Million for Fuel Cell Research and Development

DOE announces it is accepting applications for a total of up to $74 million to support the research and development of clean, reliable fuel cells for stationary and transportation applications.

December 16, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces up to $184 Million Available for Advanced Vehicle Research and Development

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the Department is accepting applications for up to $184 million over three to five years to accelerate the development and deployment of new efficient vehicle technologies that will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, save drivers money, and limit carbon pollution.  Projects will span the broad spectrum of technology approaches, including advanced materials, combustion research, hybrid electric systems, fleet efficiency, and fuels technology.

December 16, 2010
DOE to Fund up to $50 Million to Demonstrate Innovative, Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Technologies

Washington, DC - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the Department's intent to fund up to $50 million to test and demonstrate innovative technologies that will lead to cost-competitive solar energy technologies. The demonstration program will be a critical link between the Department of Energy's advanced technology development programs and full-scale commercialization efforts.

December 16, 2010
Department of Energy Finalizes Loan Guarantee to Support World's Largest Wind Project

845-Megawatt Wind Facility Will Create Hundreds of Jobs and Avoid Over 1.2 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide Annually

December 9, 2010
DOE Announces First Companies to Receive Industrial Energy Efficiency Certification

Superior Energy Performance Program to Save Businesses Money, Reduce Energy Use and Improve Economic Competitiveness

December 7, 2010
Secretary Chu Joins 7 Other Agencies in Launching Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today joined seven other U.S. Government agencies in launching the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative, a coordinated effort to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency exports.  In partnership with the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy co-chairs the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Working Group of the federal agencies participating in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative

December 6, 2010
Vermont Manufacturing Plant Opens with Support from the Recovery Act

Energy Secretary Praises Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Barre

November 12, 2010
DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee

Committee to provide advice and expertise on clean energy issues under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

November 3, 2010
DOE and EPA Release 2011 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for model year 2011 vehicles. Choosing the most fuel efficient vehicle in a class will save consumers money and reduce carbon pollution.

November 1, 2010
Secretary Chu Post: Celebrating National Weatherization Day

WASHINGTON - Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the following statement on National Weatherization Day.  The statement can be found on the Energy Blog.

Celebrating National Weatherization Day

Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on November 01, 2010 at 1:55 PM

October 29, 2010
Statement by Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Today's Grand Opening of the Nordex Manufacturing Facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Recovery Act investment creates jobs, helps lay the foundation for a clean energy economy

October 27, 2010
Statement by Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Groundbreaking of BASF Advanced Battery Materials Plant

Recovery Act Investment Will Support Job Creation, U.S. Economic Competitiveness and Advanced Vehicle Industry

October 7, 2010
DOE Announces Winners of 2010 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects Are Making Government More Sustainable

September 28, 2010
DOE Proposes Higher Efficiency Standards for Refrigerators

New Proposed Standards for Residential Refrigerators and Freezers to Lower Energy Use by as much as Twenty-Five Percent

September 24, 2010
DOE Announces Winners of Lighting for Tomorrow 2010 Competition

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy, the American Lighting Association (ALA), and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), announced this week the winners of the eighth-annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition at the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lighting for Tomorrow competition aims to increase market acceptance and awareness of energy-efficient lighting by recognizing the best-designed energy-efficient lighting products available to the residential market.