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Recovery Act

May 10, 2011
An Update on the Department’s Loan Programs

President Obama has made it clear the nation that wins the clean energy race will likely be the nation that leads the global economy. And in just over two years, the Loan Programs Office has become one of our most significant and most effective tools to meet this challenge and promote America’s leadership in clean energy production and manufacturing.

May 2, 2011
A123 battery in passenger vehicle application | Photo Courtesy of A123 Systems
Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123

How A123 Systems evolved from a team of researchers at MIT to becoming the world's second largest producer of lithium-ion batteries.

April 25, 2011
Senator Debbie Stabenow at the Revitalizing Innovation in Michigan for Clean Energy Manufacturing Workshop
Revitalizing Innovation in Michigan for Clean Energy Manufacturing

To create jobs and win the clean energy race, we need to make sure technologies are invented in America and made in America. Michigan is working hard to do it's share, diversifying manufacturing expertise beyond automobiles to become a leader in clean energy products.

April 25, 2011
President Obama Talks Clean Energy At Facebook Town Hall

Check out this video for President Obama's comments on why investments in science education and clean energy research and innovation are critical to moving our country forward and strengthening America energy security.

April 20, 2011
Workers demonstrate the nitrogen tank used to inflate tires in St. Peters, MO. | Courtesy of the City of St. Peters
Cha-Ching! How One Missouri Town is Helping Residents Save Money and Energy

Residents of St. Peters, Missouri are seeing several improvements in their community thanks to a $512,800 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). The grant, which is funded by the Recovery Act, has allowed the town to implement three energy efficiency programs that will save residents and the city money, while reducing energy waste.

April 11, 2011
Job Creation and Energy Savings in St. Paul, Minnesota

Check out this video where Mayor Chris Coleman explains how St. Paul is using grant money to create jobs while cutting waste and saving energy.

March 30, 2011
Interior view of the Gwinnett County "Gas To Energy" Project | Photo Courtesy of Gwinnett County, GA
Georgia County Turning Industrial and Farm Waste Into Big Energy Savings

Thanks to a Department of Energy Recovery Act grant, Gwinnett County, Georgia is taking some of the grossest stuff on earth and turning it into some of the greenest stuff on earth.