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    News Archives - 2010

    January

    DOE to Invest up to $366 Million in Energy Innovation Hubs
    RETECH and Renewable Energy World Highlight a Busy Conference Season
    New Bill Funds Transit Projects, Home Retrofits, and Global Clean Energy
    DOE to Support Clean Energy Projects in Costa Rica and the Caribbean
    President Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean Energy Manufacturing
    Labor Department Awards $155 Million to Support Green Jobs
    Global Temperatures in 2009 Tied with 2006 as Fifth Warmest on Record
    Secretary Chu Announces More Than $20.5 million for Community Renewable Energy Deployment Projects
    DOE to Invest $12 Million to Support Early-Stage Solar Technologies
    The New American Home to Incorporate Energy-Saving Technologies
    California Adopts Nation's First Statewide Green Building Standard
    DOE to Award $20.5 million to Five Community Renewable Energy Projects

    February

    DOE and EPA Join States to Speed Progress on U.S. Energy Efficiency
    President Obama: Federal Government to Cut GHG Emissions 28% by 2020
    Under the Copenhagen Accord, 55 Countries Agree to Cut GHG Emissions
    DOE Requests $2.4 Billion for Renewable Energy, Efficiency in FY 2011
    Ag and Interior Departments Propose to Boost Clean Energy Funding
    SMUD Receives Huge Response to its Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariff
    Global Investments in Clean Energy Fell Less than Expected in 2009
    EIA: Cold January Temperatures Affected U.S. Use of Power and Natural Gas
    U.S. Utilities Spent $5.3 Billion on Energy Efficiency Programs in 2009
    DOE Awards Nearly $1.4 Billion in Loan Guarantees to BrightSource Energy
    Report: Copenhagen Accord Pledges Fall Short of Climate Goals
    Environmental Assessment Issued for 750-Megawatt Solar Two Project

    March

    World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat to Circumnavigate the Globe
    New Solar Manufacturing Plants Coming to Four States
    DOE Offers $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research Projects
    White House: Agencies Should Weigh GHG Emissions in NEPA Reviews
    Navy Awards $200 Million for 40 MW of Solar Power on Southwestern Bases
    First Solar is Developing a 550-MW Solar Power Project in California
    Chevron to Build a 1-Megawatt Concentrating PV Facility in New Mexico

    April

    U.S. Department of Energy Convenes City Leaders from 25 Markets for Solar America Cities 3rd Annual Meeting
    DOE Awards Nearly $100 Million for Smart Grid Workforce Training
    Swiss Solar-Powered Plane Makes its Maiden Flight
    DOE Picks 20 Teams to Compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon
    DOE Offers More Than $200 Million for Solar and Water Power

    May

    Department of Energy Announces $60 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Innovation Projects
    DOE Awards $62 Million to 13 Concentrating Solar Power Projects
    Global Clean Energy Investment Hits $27.3 Billion in First Quarter of 2010
    U.S. Solar Industry Reports Strong Growth in 2009
    Ex-Im Bank Speeds Financing of Solar Exports for Small Projects

    June

    BLM Announces Solar Energy Rental Rates for Public Lands
    Japan Successfully Deploys a Solar Sail in Space
    University of Michigan Wins the American Solar Challenge

    July

    DOE Offers $1.45 Billion Loan Guarantee to Abengoa Solar
    Solar Panel Manufacturer Gets $400 Million DOE Conditional Loan Guarantee
    Swiss Solar-Powered Plane Makes First Night Flight
    DOE-Funded Clean Energy Projects Win Eight R&D 100 Awards for 2010
    DOE Awards $92 Million for Groundbreaking Energy Research Projects
    DOE and DOI Pick Solar Demonstration Site in the Nevada Desert
    DOE Announces $30 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Technologies
    DOE Creates a New Energy Hub to Develop Fuels from Sunlight
    DOE and U.S. Department of Defense Announce Clean Energy Cooperation Agreement
    Unmanned Solar-Powered Aircraft Soars Nonstop for 14 Days

    August

    DOE Awards $188 Million to Small Business for Clean Energy
    DOE Issues Loan Solicitation for Renewable Energy Manufacturing
    California's Ivanpah, a Major Solar Project, Moves Forward
    Vice President Biden Releases Report Showing Recovery Act Energy Impact

    September

    California Licenses First Solar Thermal Power Plant in 20 Years
    DOE Announces $8.5 Million for Solar Energy Grid Integration
    DOE Awards $9.6 Million for Transformational Energy Research Projects
    DOE Announces $57 Million for Small Businesses to Support Technology Commercialization
    DOE Awards $63 Million to Advance Clean Energy Commercialization
    DOE Announces Dates for the Solar Decathlon 2011
    National Solar Tour Comes to All 50 States This Year

    October

    Clean Energy Conferences Abound Through the End of 2010
    Obama Administration to Install Solar Panels on the White House
    Interior Department Approves First Solar Energy Projects on Public Lands
    EIA: U.S. Energy Consumption Up 2.7% for First Half of 2010
    Interior Department Approves First Solar Power Tower on U.S. Public Lands
    Interior Department Approves First Solar Project on Nevada Public Lands
    Pennsylvania School District Unveils Large Solar Array
    Interior Department Approves Largest Solar Project on U.S. Public Lands

    November

    State Commission Approves Latest Solar Plant in Southern California
    Interior Department OKs Seventh Large Solar Project on U.S. Public Lands
    Interior Department OKs Second Large Solar Project on Nevada Public Lands
    Pennsylvania Awards $8 Million for Alternative Fuels Projects
    USDA Boosts more than 500 Rural Clean Energy Projects
    FERC Proposes Rule to Integrate Variable Energy Resources into Grid

    December

    DOE Closes $400 Million Loan Guarantee for Thin-Film Solar Manufacturing
    DOE Requests Responses to PV Balance of System Request for Information
    Salazar, Chu Announce Next Step in Nation's March toward Renewable Energy Future
    DOE to Fund up to $50 Million to Demonstrate Innovative, Cost-Competitive Solar Energy Technologies
    Department of Energy Finalizes $1.45 Billion Loan Guarantee for One of the World's Largest Solar Generation Plants