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News Archives - 2009


Federal Tax Credits Return for Efficiency Improvements to Homes
DOE Helps Build Four New Energy-Saving Homes in New Orleans
Residential Water Heaters can now Carry the Energy Star Label
DOE Awards 16 Contracts for Energy Savings at Federal Facilities
Bureau of Land Management to Establish Renewable Energy Offices
President Obama Calls for Greater Use of Renewable Energy
Report Notes Surging Utility Investment in Smart Grid Technologies


Ausra Backs Off on Large CSP Projects, Focuses on Industries
President Obama Orders Swift Action on Appliance Efficiency Standards
Western Massachusetts Electric Company Files Large-Scale Solar Energy Plan
Economic Stimulus Act Extends Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Stimulus Act Expands Clean Energy Tax Credits for Homes and Businesses
Renewable Energy and Smart Grids Spurred by Economic Stimulus Act
Economic Stimulus Act Provides $16.8 Billion for EERE Programs
Clean Energy Bonds Expanded by the Economic Stimulus Act
President Obama Calls for Carbon Cap, More Clean Energy Investment
DOE to Expedite Disbursement of Funds Received via Stimulus Act


Renewable Energy World Prepares to Kick Off Busy Conference Season
President's Budget Draws Clean Energy Funds from Climate Measure
U.S. Utilities Pursue Large-Scale Solar Power Facilities
Electric Industry Examines Adding Solar Energy to Coal Plants
Space Shuttle Delivers Final Set of Solar Wings to the ISS
Appropriations Act Provides Nearly $2 Billion in New Funding for EERE
DOE Offers $535 Million Loan Guarantee to Solyndra, Inc.
Solar Energy Grew at a Record Pace in 2008
DOE to Award $3.2 Billion in Energy Efficiency Block Grants


DOE and EPA Recognize Energy Star Partners and Retailers
DOE Launches the Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance
Florida to Host World's Second-Largest Solar Thermal Power Plant
Merck & Co., Inc. Fires Up 1.6-Megawatt Solar Project at New Jersey Headquarters
NREL: Utility Green Power Sales Increased 20% in 2008
DOE Supports Earth Week with Energy Saving Tips Feature
EIA Projects Faster Clean Energy Growth with Recovery Act Funds
New Hospital Energy Alliance to Promote Clean Energy in Healthcare
Secretary Chu Announces $93 Million from Recovery Act to Support Wind Energy Projects
DOE to Invest $777 million in 46 New Energy Frontier Research Centers
DOE Launches the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E


Colorado Passes "Solar Ready Homes" Legislation
Study: Climate Targets Greatly Limit the World's Near-Term Use of Fossil Fuels
DOE Requests $2.3 Billion for Efficiency, Renewable Energy in FY 2010
New York Launches 100-Megawatt Solar Project on Distributed State Sites
World's Biggest Solar Power Tower now Producing Power in Spain
DOE Raises Award Ceilings for Smart Grid Projects
EPA Sets Energy Star Specifications for Computer Servers
DOE and World Energy Leaders Launch Partnership for Energy Efficiency
President Obama Announces Over $467 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Geothermal and Solar Energy Projects
Federal Agencies Team Up to Foster Growth in Green Jobs
Virtual Energy Forum Offers a Free, Two-Day Clean Energy Conference


Vermont Passes a Feed-In Tariff, Plus Other Clean Energy Measures
Report: Utilities with the Most Solar Power are Still Adding the Most
DOE's Solar Decathlon to be Held October 9-18 on the National Mall
New Funding Boosts Carbon Capture, Solar Energy, and High Gas Mileage Cars and Trucks
DOE to Invest $49 Million in 24 Solar Projects and Solar Training
Federal Agencies to Assist with Clean Energy Development in the West
Report: Demand Response Could Cut U.S. Peak Power Demand by 20%


Interior Department Expedites Solar Energy Development in the West
Obama Administration Awards More than $153 Million for State Energy Programs in Seven States and Territories
DOE Offers $3.9 Billion to Support Smart Grid Technologies
Treasury, Energy Departments Announce More than $3 Billion in Recovery Act Funds for Renewable Energy Projects
Obama Administration Awards More than $141 Million for State Energy Programs in Six States and Territories
DOE, Treasury Provide Guidance on Direct Payments for Renewable Projects
Renewable Energy Standards Advance in Four States
DOE Offers $52.5 Million for Concentrating Solar Power Research
DOE Announces Awards for up to $11 Million for New Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems
DOE-Funded Clean Energy Research Projects Win 19 R&D 100 Awards


DOE Offers $30 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Projects
Report: The Next Decade will Determine America's Energy Future
EPA Names Top 20 Organizations Using On-Site Renewable Energy
DOE Awards $377 Million to 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers
Treasury, Energy Announce More than $2 Billion in Recovery Act Tax Credits for Energy Manufacturers
DOE Funds Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands and Alaska Villages
Treasury, DOE Offer $2.3 Billion in Tax Credits for Energy Manufacturers
First Commercial U.S. Solar Power Tower Launched by eSolar
DOE Offers $37 Million for Clean Energy Research at Small Businesses


USDA Awards $13 Million for Rural Clean Energy Projects


20 Solar Homes Take Shape on the National Mall for the Solar Decathlon
President Obama Orders Federal Agencies to Trim Greenhouse Gases
DOE Delivers $72 Million to Seven States and Territories for Clean Energy
DOE Announces $87 Million in Funding to Support Solar Energy Technologies
DOE to Strengthen Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards
IEA: Nations Should Build on Economy-Related Greenhouse Gas Cuts
Team California Claims a Narrow Lead in the Solar Decathlon
DOE Awards $87 Million for Solar Energy Research and Deployment
DOE Expands, Simplifies Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Projects
Team Germany Wins the 2009 Solar Decathlon
2009 Solar Decathlon Winners Announced
Vice President Biden Unveils Report Focused on Expanding Green Jobs And Energy Savings For Middle Class Families
California Expands its Rules for Feed-In Tariffs and Net Metering
Vice President Biden Unveils Home Retrofit Plan for Energy Efficiency
Report: Addressing Climate Change Yields 4.5 Million Clean Energy Jobs
DOE Awards $151 Million in Recovery Act Funding for ARPA-E Projects
President Obama Announces $3.4 Billion to Spur Smart Electric Grids


DOE Delivers $38 Million to Four States for Clean Energy
DOE Awards $155 Million to 41 Industrial Energy Efficiency Projects
Treasury Department Allocates $2.2 Billion in Bonds for Renewable Energy
EERE Funding Up 3 Percent to $2.24 Billion for Fiscal Year 2010
Japan's Tokai University Solar Car Wins the Global Green Challenge
BLM and CEC Release Draft EIS for the 400-MW Ivanpah Solar Project
Ex-Im Bank to Boost Renewable Exports with $250 Million in Financing
United States and China to Cooperate on Clean Energy
Recovery Act Announcement: DOE to Invest $18 Million in Small Business Clean Energy Innovation Projects
DOE to Invest $18 Million in Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy
DOE Awards $620 Million for Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects


President Obama Sets a Target for Cutting U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
United States and India to Cooperate on Clean Energy Technologies
Affordable Green Housing Gets Boost from Billion-Dollar Funds
President Obama Proposes Home Energy Retrofit Program for Job Creation
Commerce Department to Speed Review of Green Technology Patents
United States to Help Deploy Clean Energy in Developing Countries
DOE Launches Public Web Site for Energy Technology Information
DOE Issues Final Rule on Loan Guarantees
California Releases Preliminary Rules for GHG Cap-and-Trade Program
EIA: U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Grow 8.7% by 2035