Tag Archives: clean energy

Energy Awarding $104M Clean Energy Tech Grants To Small Firms

The Energy Department will award $102 million in grants to 104 small businesses in order to develop clean energy technologies, Secretary Steven Chu announced Wednesday. DOE said the grants will help companies in 26 states focus on making technologies that have potential in commercial markets and for creating jobs. The goal …

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Energy Panel: Disclose Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Drilling

Energy companies should reveal the chemicals used in a drilling technique, known as fracking, that taps previously inaccessible natural gas deposits, an Energy Department advisory panel said. The Natural Gas Subcommittee, an advisory board to Secretary Steven Chu, released its 90-day draft report Thursday on shale gas production. The panel …

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Army Task Force to Push Renewable Energy

The Army’s goal is to get 25 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2025, Army Secretary John McHugh said Wednesday. AFPS reports McHugh announced by mid-September, a new task force will stand up to help take the Army’s energy initiatives forward. The Energy Initiatives Office Task Force will …

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Energy Dept. Awards $175M in Grants for Vehicle Research

More than $175 million in federal grants over the next three to five years will go toward developing more technologically advanced and fuel-efficient vehicles, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced Wednesday. The grants target research in fuels and lubricants, reducing vehicle weight, new prototype materials, advanced electronics, engine technology, tire efficiency …

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Energy Department Installs Fuel Cells at Military Posts

The Energy Department will install 18 fuel cell backup power systems at 8 U.S. military posts as part of a partnership with the Defense Department, Reuters reports. The $6.6 million-project will test how the fuel cells perform in emergency situations or real-world operations, and to help manufacturers address technical problems. …

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