EERE Network News
July 07, 2010
News and Events
DOE has announced a $1.45 billion conditional loan guarantee to Abengoa Solar to build a concentrating solar power generating facility in Arizona. The project will create 1,600 jobs during construction and will deliver electricity to 70,000 Arizona homes.
President Obama has announced a $400 million Recovery Act conditional loan guarantee to Abound Solar Manufacturing for thin-film solar panel assembly facilities in Colorado and Indiana. When fully operational in 2013, the facilities will produce millions of panels annually.
DOE and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to bolster their partnership on the future development of commercial renewable offshore wind and water energy projects.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $4.2 million in grants to small businesses and community groups for renewable energy projects. The projects, which will use biomass from hazardous fuel reduction activities on national forest land, are aimed at reducing wildfire risk.
Only 15 vehicles from 12 teams remain in the running for the $10 million Progressive Automotive X Prize, following the second of three contest stages.
That developed countries have accelerated their energy efficiency gains, renewable power investment is rising, and electrified vehicles are hitting the road are all signs of an ongoing energy technology revolution, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).