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News Archives - 2010


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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