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January 8, 2014
U.S. Fuel Cell Market Production and Deployment Continues Strong Growth

The Energy Department has released three new reports showcasing strong growth across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market.

December 18, 2013
Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report

The Energy Department released its Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, identifying the benefits and challenges
of grid energy storage that must be addressed to enable broader use.

December 18, 2013
2012 Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High: EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that model year 2012 vehicles achieved an all-time high fuel economy average of 23.6 miles per gallon.

December 18, 2013
Energy Department Invests $7 Million to Commercialize Fuel Cells

The Energy Department announced more than $7 million in funding for projects in Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster.

December 18, 2013
USDA Offers $118 Million for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $73 million in funding for renewable energy projects and $45 million for smart grid technology as part of more than $1.8 billion in funding for electric utility infrastructure projects in 25 states and one territory.

December 12, 2013
Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing

Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan to continue America's leadership in clean energy innovation, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to build U.S. capabilities in clean energy ma

December 12, 2013
Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing

Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan to continue America's leadership in clean energy innovation, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to build U.S. capabilities in clean energy ma

December 4, 2013
Renewable Energy Data Book Details Growing Industry in 2012

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book, reporting that renewable electricity sources represented 14% of total U.S. installed capacity and more than 12% of total U.S. electric generation in 201

December 4, 2013
Small Company Makes Big Changes to Boost Clean Energy Economy

Diversified Power International (DPI) in Tennessee designs and manufactures a wide range of products that greatly improve the efficiency of battery-related drive systems including solar energy storage systems and all-electric vehicles.

December 4, 2013
Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models Released

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Department released the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide that provides consumers with a resource to identify and choose the most fuel efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles.