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August 25, 2011
FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation Announcements

This fact sheet provides new announcements on U.S.-China on clean energy cooperation.

August 25, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal–fired power plants.  The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants.  

August 22, 2011
Less than half the of the world has access to a reliable supply of electricity, creating a unique opportunity for the US to become the leader in developing clean energy technologies that strengthen our economy and meet the demand of the developing world. | Image courtesy NASA
Make Locally and Sell Globally

The world is offering possibly the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century. The question is: Can we grab it? Dr. Arun Majumdar gives us his take.

August 19, 2011
Department of Energy Offers Abengoa Bioenergy a Conditional Commitment for a $133.9 Million Loan Guarantee

Groundbreaking Cellulosic Ethanol Project Expected to Create Over 300 Jobs and Build Nation’s Capacity for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

August 18, 2011
Energy Secretary Steven Chu Statement on Final Report from Natural Gas Subcommittee

Washington DC --- The Natural Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary Energy Advisory Board today submitted its final 90-day report on recommendations to reduce the environmental impacts from shale gas production to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan for U.S. energy security in which he instructed the Secretary of Energy to work with other agencies, the natural gas industry, states, and environmental experts to improve the safety of shale gas development.

August 15, 2011
Brookhaven National Laboratory is modeling the metabolic processes in rapeseed plants to optimize production of plant oils for biofuels. Shown above are developing embryos extracted from a growing rapeseed plant. The embryos accumulate seed oils which represent the most energy-dense form of biologically stored sunlight, and have great potential as renewable resources for fuel and industrial chemicals.
The Science Behind Cheaper Biofuels

Biofuels hold great potential not only for reducing our dependence on foreign oil, but also for creating new jobs and economic opportunities for America’s rural communities (a billion tons-worth of opportunities, to be exact).

August 15, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes $102 Million Loan Guarantee to Record Hill Wind, LLC for Maine Wind Project

Project Expected to Fund Approximately 200 Jobs and Provide Improvements to Wind Turbine Performance
 

August 11, 2011
Total potential biomass resources by county in the contiguous U.S. from the baseline scenario of the Update (Figure 6.4, page 159) | Map from Billion-Ton Update
Billion-Ton Update: Home-Grown Energy Resources Across the Nation

Biofuel jobs could be coming to a community near you, according to a collaborative report released yesterday by the Energy Department that details the huge potential of U.S.-produced biomass.

August 5, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes a $967 Million Loan Guarantee to Support the Agua Caliente Solar Project

Arizona Project Expected to Generate Approximately 400 Jobs