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DOE Unveils $100M Clean Energy Funding Opportunity; Tarak Shah Quoted

DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $100 million in funds to validate disruptive clean energy technologies that could address climate issues. DOE will also join a working group formed by the National Climate Task Force to develop technologies that could help the government achieve zero economy-wide emissions in 2050.

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Janet Yellen Confirmed as Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen

The Senate voted 84-15 Monday to confirm Janet Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve, as secretary of the Department of the Treasury (USDT). Yellen’s confirmation made her the first woman to hold the top post at the Treasury. She is a labor economist who also served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve and chair of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration. 

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Amazon Announces Global Investments with Wind and Solar Projects to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2030; Kara Hurst, Denver Riggleman Quoted

Amazon has announced four new renewable energy projects in Australia, Spain, Sweden and the United States to reach 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, on a path to net-zero carbon by 2040, the company announced on Thursday

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Jacobs Completes $325M Acquisition of Wood Nuclear Business to Power Innovation in Global Nuclear Asset Lifecycle; Steve Demetriou Quoted

Jacobs has acquired Wood Nuclear business for an enterprise value of approximately $325 million to enhance its total lifecycle nuclear services and technology-enabled solutions, the company announced on Monday

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DOE Lab, Building Equipment Providers Aim to Develop Clean Energy Tech via Collaborative R&D Projects

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has partnered with the building equipment industry to study alternative refrigerants and methods to increase energy efficiency of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

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Obama Administration Unveils New International Clean Energy Funding Commitments

The Obama administration has announced a new set of renewable energy funding and innovation programs to support global transition efforts to zero-and-low carbon energy sources. The Energy Department said Monday that the current administration pledged to invest $125 million in renewable energy projects in El Salvador and India through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as well as allocate $36 million …

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Israel, DOE Invest in 5 Clean Energy Projects via Binational R&D Effort

The U.S. Energy Department and the Israeli government have invested a total of $4 million in five clean energy projects through the Binational Industrial Research and Development  Energy program. The investments build on a partnership between DOE and Israel’s ministry of national infrastructure, energy and water resources under the U.S. Israel Energy Dialogue that seeks to promote the use of …

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US Govt Seeks $13B in Clean Energy R&D Investments by FY 2021

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes plans to double federal investments in clean energy research and development initiatives from $6.4 billion in FY 2016 to $12.8 billion in FY 2021. The White House said Thursday it wants to provide $7.7 billion in discretionary funds for clean energy efforts across 12 agencies as part of …

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