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May 28, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Announces Report and Projects to Advance Concentrating Solar Power

The Energy Department released its report, “2014: The Year of Concentrating Solar Power,” which focuses on five concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the Southwest, and announced $10 million for six new projects that will advance innovative CSP technologies.

Energy Department Offers $2 Million to Develop Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department announced up to $2 million to develop the domestic supply chain for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and study the competitiveness of U.S. hydrogen and fuel cell system and component manufacturing.

Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings

The Energy Department announced that its Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills.

Study: 6.5 Million Renewable Energy Employees Globally in 2013

A new study released by the International Renewable Energy Agency has found that about 6.5 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide in 2013.

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National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Six Regional Winners Advance to Final Round

Six regional finalists in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition will go on to compete in the third annual national competition in Washington, D.C. on June 11 and 12.