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Small Businesses Get $30 Million for Clean Technology

Under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, $30 million will be made available to develop clean-energy technologies for U.S. small businesses. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the funding will be used from the Recovery Act budget appropriations to support the building of a clean-energy …

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DOE to Invest in New Technologies

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that the department plans to invest more than $200 million in new solar and water power technologies. Over the next five years, the DOE will use these funds to facilitate a clean-energy economy and reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The new …

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GSA Increases Hybrid Fleet

The U.S. federal government is working to reduce dependence on foreign oil by increasing the number of fuel-efficient hybrids. These vehicles also cut carbon dioxide and other pollution. GSA is going to be doubling the number of hybrids in their fleet this year and hopes to have 100 hybrid vehicles …

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Laurie Morman

Laurie Morman serves as chief of staff at the Office of Management of the Department of Energy. In that capacity, Morman is responsible for human resources, budget and financial support, IT, administrative support for the Office of the Secretary, and competitive sourcing. Before her current position, Morman was director of …

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Christine Shafik

Christine Shafik serves as director of the Office of Risk Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Energy. Shafik is responsible for ensuring effective oversight of the department’s financial resources planning and managing a comprehensive financial management oversight program. She is also responsible for implementing an …

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New Funds for Green Energy

Early this week the Department of Energy confirmed an additional $100 billion will be awarded to advanced energy research projects.  This announcement comes just days before the much anticipated Copenhagen Summit. Many anticipate that diplomats attending will put pressure on the United States to up their clean energy efforts. Last …

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