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December 22, 2011
Secretary Chu Statement on AP1000 Reactor Design Certification

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu issued the following statement today in support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) decision to certify...

September 30, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes $1.2 Billion Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Generation

Project funds more than 350 jobs and avoids more than 425,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually

September 30, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes Loan Guarantee for Transformational Rooftop Solar Project

Largest rooftop project in U.S. history will enable wide distribution of solar power across country while funding at least a thousand jobs

September 30, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes $646 Million Loan Guarantee to Support Innovative Solar Power Plant

Project Funds Hundreds of Jobs in California and Deploys Innovative Technologies that Improve Efficiency and Reliability of Solar Power

September 30, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Generation Project

California project expected to fund over 550 jobs and generate clean, renewable solar power

September 29, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes $132 Million Loan Guarantee to Support the Abengoa Bioenergy Project

Groundbreaking cellulosic ethanol project expected to fund more than 300 jobs and build nation’s capacity for cellulosic ethanol production

September 28, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes $337 Million Loan Guarantee to Mesquite Solar 1 for Innovative Solar Power Plant

Arizona project expected to fund approximately 300 jobs and employ innovative technologies that increase reliability and energy production

September 28, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes $737 Million Loan Guarantee to Tonopah Solar Energy for Nevada Project

Solar power facility to generate clean, renewable power and fund 645 direct jobs

September 23, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes $105 Million Loan Guarantee for First-of-its-Kind Cellulosic Bio-Refinery in Iowa

Project expected to produce up to 25 million gallons of ethanol annually and fund 240 jobs

September 23, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes Loan Guarantee for Ormat Geothermal Project in Nevada

Project expected to fund nearly 400 jobs and produce clean geothermal power

September 13, 2011
Energy Department Announces $1.2 Billion Loan Guarantee to Support California Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Project Will Fund More Than 900 Jobs and Deploy Innovative Technologies Expected to Drive Down Cost of Solar

September 9, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes $90.6 Million Loan Guarantee to Cogentrix of Alamosa, LLC to Support Colorado Solar Project

World’s Largest High Concentration Photovoltaic Power Generation Facility Will Use Innovative Technologies to Increase Efficiency of Photovoltaic...

September 8, 2011
Energy Department Finalizes $150 Million Loan Guarantee to 1366 Technologies that Could Drive Down Manufacturing Costs and Make American ...

Game-Changing Manufacturing Process Could Cut Production Costs of Silicon Wafers in Half

September 7, 2011
Energy Department Loan Guarantee Would Support Large-Scale Rooftop Solar Power for U.S. Military Housing

Nation’s Largest Residential Solar Project Could Fund Hundreds of Jobs, Many for U.S. Veterans

August 26, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes Partial Guarantee for $852 Million Loan to Support California Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Project Will Fund Over 800 Jobs and Increase Nation’s Currently Installed Concentrating Solar Power Capacity by an Estimated 50 Percent

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 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...

July 13, 2011
Department of Energy Offers Severstal Dearborn, LLC a $730 Million Conditional Loan Commitment for Michigan Project

Project Expected to Generate Over 2,500 Jobs and Manufacture Advanced Steel to Improve Fuel Efficiency

January 20, 2011
Department of Energy Offers First Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for Advanced Biofuels Plant

Project Expected to Create Over 700 Jobs and Nearly Triple Amount of Renewable Diesel Produced Domestically

August 5, 2010
Department of Energy Extends Renewable Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation

New Deadline Invites More Clean Energy Projects to Break Ground in U.S.

August 2, 2010
Department of Energy Offers $17 Million Conditional Commitment to Improve Reliability of New York State's Electrical Grid

First Battery-Based Energy Storage System Project to Be Selected by DOE for a Conditional Loan Guarantee Commitment

July 27, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces Closing of $117 Million Loan Guarantee for Kahuku Wind Power Project

Hawaii Wind Plant to Create More Than 200 Jobs and Produce Clean, Renewable Energy for About 7,700 Oahu Homes Annually

May 26, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends Ground Breaking at Tennessee Advanced Vehicle Battery Plant

Smyrna Electric Vehicle Project Expected to provide up to 1,500 Jobs in Tennessee

March 5, 2010
DOE Offers $72 Million Conditional Loan Guarantee to SAGE Electrochromics

Project will create over 200 jobs and significantly reduce heating, lighting and cooling costs