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January 14, 2021
LPO Report Examines Environmental Impacts and Compliance Best Practices for Carbon Capture & Sequestration
The report provides the current state of the science necessary to complete future environmental reviews of projects involving CO2 injection & storage
July 16, 2020
Battery Supply Chain and Critical Minerals Projects Could be Eligible for LPO Debt Capital
Learn how DOE's Loan Programs Office can potentially provide access to debt capital for battery supply chain and critical minerals projects
June 10, 2020
Innovative Air Pollutant Control Projects Now Eligible for Advanced Fossil Energy Loan Guarantees
LPO has expanded eligibility for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases or air pollutants
April 16, 2020
Opportunities to Develop Industries that Support Innovative Energy Technology Deployment
LPO is examining elements of infrastructure, manufacturing & services that support deployment of innovative energy technologies it can finance
April 7, 2020
LPO Releases Annual Portfolio Status Report for FY2019
Loan Programs Office Annual Portfolio Status Report for Fiscal Year 2019
March 18, 2020
Discussing Expanded Eligibility for Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program at Reservation Economic Summit 2020
LPO discussed expanded Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program eligibility for Tribal Energy Development Organizations at Reservation Economic Summit
February 21, 2020
DOE Loan Guarantees & IRS Guidance on 45Q Tax Credit Could Benefit Carbon Capture Projects
IRS issued guidance on 2/19/20 on section 45Q tax credits related to carbon capture projects. Such projects could be eligible for DOE loan guarantees.
January 28, 2020
The Potential of DOE Loans to Complement Investments in Opportunity Zones
The creation of Opportunity Zones means potential new equity investments for projects in designated communities that could be complemented by LPO debt
December 11, 2019
LPO Talks Financing Tribal Energy Projects on Latest Episode of DOE Podcast
Listen to LPO discuss the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program on DOE's latest Direct Current podcast episode
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
Crescent Dunes
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.