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September 27, 2019
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FY2018 Annual Portfolio Status Report
The FY2018 Annual Portfolio Status Report provides a status of how LPO is managing its $28 billion portfolio and protecting taxpayer interests
April 18, 2019
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5 Things You Should Know About Plant Vogtle
The successful completion of Vogtle Units 3 and 4 will set the tone for what could be a nuclear resurgence in the United States.
July 17, 2018
Loan Guarantees Can Help Build Tribal Energy Infrastructure
Today, DOE issued its first solicitation for the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP) for up to $2 billion.
March 19, 2018
LPO's John Sneed and Douglas Schultz present at Reservation Economic Summit 2018
Loan Programs Office Seeking Input for Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program
Loan Programs Office is developing the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP) to increase commercial lending for tribal energy development
September 29, 2017
Vogtle Conditional Commitments Support Energy Infrastructure
DOE's Loan Programs Office offered additional conditional commitments to support energy infrastructure at the Vogtle advanced nuclear project
January 9, 2017
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LPO Financing Can Fuel a New Wave of Vehicles
Loan Programs Office clarified eligibility for alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure under Title XVII and ATVM
December 21, 2016
Lake Charles Methanol: LPO's First Advanced Fossil Energy Project
LPO Announces First Ever Conditional Commitment Offer for Advanced Fossil Project
The Department offered up to $2 billion in loan guarantees for its first ever Advanced Fossil Energy Project to Lake Charles Methanol, LLC
November 29, 2016
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Title XVII Application Deadlines Extended
The Department’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) has added new application deadlines for its current Title XVII loan guarantee solicitations.
October 24, 2016
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Celebrating the Potential of Energy Storage Technology
Deputy Secretary Sherwood Randall announced a new LPO report “Powering New Markets: Energy Storage Poised for Growth" at Crescent Dunes
October 14, 2016
New Markets
Mesquite Solar Highlights How DOE Loan Guarantees Helped Launch the Utility-Scale PV Solar Market
In 2011, LPO issued loan guarantees to the first 5 PV projects larger than 100 MW in the U.S. An additional 45 projects have since been financed
October 7, 2016
Secretary Moniz Drives Home the Importance of DOE Loans on Manufacturing Day
Watch video of Secretary Moniz recognizing LPO's contributions to U.S. manufacturing when he hit the roads of Detroit in a Ford F-150 EcoBoost
August 10, 2016
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See LPO’s Portfolio in a New Way
Watch the Energy Department's Loan Programs Office (LPO) video of the large-scale energy and auto manufacturing projects in its portfolio
July 20, 2016
EV Supplement
How Loan Guarantees Can Put a Charge in Electric Vehicles
A new supplement to the Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation clarifies EV charging infrastructure eligibility
July 12, 2016
Update: Financing Innovation is Preventing Emissions Now and in the Future
As of April 2016, LPO’s portfolio has prevented 30 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to taking 6.2 million cars off the road
June 27, 2016
Distributed Energy Projects
6 Answers to Better Understand Distributed Energy Projects Loan Guarantees
To address interest LPO has received about Distributed Energy Projects, Director of Origination Douglas Schultz answers six questions
June 6, 2016
Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved  mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce electricity. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder.
Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy

Counting down our list of top things you didn't know about solar energy -- read on for more on the most abundant energy resource known to mankind.

June 2, 2016
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Pinpointing Clean Energy Financing Programs Just Got Easier

The Energy Department's updated guide makes it fast and efficient to locate federal financing opportunities for clean energy projects at home and...

May 18, 2016
LPO Executive Director Mark McCall joined colleagues from across the federal government to visit Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing facility, which received a $465 million ATVM loan.
5 Ways Electric Vehicles are Changing the World

U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office (LPO) Executive Director Mark A. McCall presents five of the ways electric vehicles (EVs) can impact...

February 26, 2016
The Recovery Act and Clean Energy
The Recovery Act and Clean Energy

The Recovery Act sparked America's clean energy revolution. See the progress we've made since 2009 and what's on the horizon.

February 17, 2016
Inspired by iconic New Deal-era posters, the Energy Department’s <a href="/node/28723">Loan Programs Office</a> created its own poster series to highlight projects it helped finance through the Section 1705, Title XVII and ATVM programs. One of LPO's greatest successes has been helping <a href="/node/1430081">launch utility-scale PV solar</a> in the United States.
5 Big Wins in Clean Energy from the Loan Programs Office

The Energy Department's Loan Programs Office guaranteed $16.1 billion in loans to 25 Recovery Act projects. Beautiful illustrated posters celebrate...

February 17, 2016
Video: Recovery Act by the Numbers
Video: Recovery Act by the Numbers
The Recovery Act was passed seven years ago today. Learn how it has laid the foundation for America's clean energy future.
February 11, 2016
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Update: How DOE Loan Guarantees Helped Launch the Utility-Scale PV Solar Market

In 2011, the Loan Programs Office (LPO) issued loan guarantees to the first five PV projects larger than 100 megawatts (MW) in the United States....

December 17, 2015
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Financing Innovation is Preventing Emissions Now and in the Future

Today, the Department’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) released a report highlighting the role it has played in financing commercial-scale deployments...

December 16, 2015
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Loan Guarantee Recipient Awarded Top Renewable Plant

Desert Sunlight, a 550-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant located in Riverside County, California, was designated a Top Renewable...

October 21, 2015
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DOE Finalizes $1 Billion in New Loan Guarantee Authority and Announces New Application Dates

The Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office announced that $1 billion of additional loan guarantee authority has been finalized and application...