In his first major policy address since taking over at the Department of Energy, Dr. Ernest J. Moniz sought to explain the administration’s “all of the above” energy plan and answered critics who accuse Obama supporting natural gas development despite concerns that fracking contaminates air and water.
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Philips won the 60-watt replacement bulb category of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition. The Department of Energy's L Prize challenged the lighting industry to develop high performance, energy-saving replacements for conventional light bulbs that will save American consumers and businesses money.
Since the federal government provided funds to help low-income households save money by using less energy, the Ohio has weatherized the most homes — almost 15,000 — in the country, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Energy statistics.
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Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have collaborated in developing new water quality software that enhances a water system’s ability to detect when there has been intentional or unintentional contamination. Officials said the software, called Canary, can help detect a wide variety of chemical and biological contaminants, including pesticides, metals, and pathogens. Once contamination is detected quickly, a water utility could issue a “Do Not Drink” order to prevent customers from ingesting the water.
The Department of Energy has finalized a $117 million loan guarantee for Kahuku Wind Power, LLC, to fund the Kahuku Wind Power project in Hawaii. The project includes the development of a 30 megawatt wind power plant that will supply electricity to approximately 7,700 households per year.
Prior to President Obama’s trip to Holland, Mich., today for the groundbreaking of an electric-car battery factory, the Department of Energy released a new report on the economic impact of Recovery Act investments in advanced batteries and vehicles. The report, “Recovery Act Investments: Transforming America’s Transportation Sector,” shows that Recovery Act funds are being matched with private capital to create new jobs, construct new plants, add new manufacturing lines, install electric vehicle charging stations across the country and help establish a domestic electric vehicle industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding for 10 projects aimed at developing advanced technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from coal combustion. The projects, valued at up to $67 million over three years, focus on reducing the energy and efficiency penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture and storage technologies to existing and new power plants.
President Obama has announced a conditional $1.45 billion loan guarantee to Abengoa Solar Inc.to finance the construction and start-up of a one of the world’s largest solar power facilities. The Solana, Ariz., plant will add 250 megawatts of capacity to the electrical grid.
The Department of Energy has released a new video that showcases the story of Greensburg, Kan., which was devastated by a tornado in 2007 and has since been rebuilt as one of the Nation’s most energy-efficient, sustainable communities. Many of the town’s government buildings use cutting-edge energy-saving technologies, such as high-efficiency windows, lighting, and heating and ventilation systems, saving local taxpayer money. Greensburg has become a model of how any city can reach its energy efficiency and renewable energy goals by using widely available technologies.
The clock has just struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, 2020, and your rooftop cocktail party is in full swing. An urban garden, with potted evergreens and fruit trees, carpets the top of your downtown apartment building. The structure itself is vintage – a 1960′s brownstone that’s been retrofitted, by city-wide mandate. It operates on the new multi-source national electrical grid, which is supplied by wind, solar, geothermal power, as well as fossil fuels whose emissions are trapped underground.
Got a refrigerator that’s not so chillin’ anymore? A washer that’s approaching its last spin? When that appliance goes kaput, or maybe beforehand, you’ll want to check out your state’s federally funded appliance rebate program.
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That’s right, you may be able to get a federal kickback, courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, just for replacing that old appliance with a new Energy Star one. But you’ll have to check your state’s guidelines.
Under the $300 million U.S. Department of Energy appliance rebate program, each state was
The Department of Energy announced $10 million has been awarded to 16 cities for 40 new Solar America Cities Special Projects. The funds, made through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will enable the cities to increase solar energy use in their communities through innovative programs and policies that the government believes can be replicated across the nation.
The cities chosen for these awards came from the group of 25 large U.S. cities that are part of the DOE’s Solar America Cities program, which recognizes the participating cities as partners highly committed to solar technology adoption at the local level. Those cities already have been given millions of dollars in funds and technical assistance to accelerate solar adoption.