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February 28, 2002

DOE and States Team Up on Clean Energy Research

DOE awarded nearly $10.5 million for 14 cooperative agreements with states last week. The agreements with state energy offices, energy associations and universities will help to advance research in energy efficient technologies. Four of the agreements focus on distributed generation technologies, such as fuel cells; another four relate to building technologies; three involve transportation technologies; two will help industrial energy efficiency; and one will develop fuels from waste products. For example, one of the cooperative agreements will design and build an advanced "brake-by-wire" system that will replace hydraulic braking systems in advanced high-efficiency vehicles. See the DOE press release.