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Rep. Joe Barton
Rep. Burgess has floated an amendment that — like Rep. Barton's initial measure — would bar the DOE from enforcing 2007 lighting efficiency standards
Update (July 15): The House today approved the amendment from Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) to...
Jul 14, 2011 | Read More
solar panel installation
The DOE is working with utilities and local governments to streamline U.S. solar permitting — a 'new frontier for solar cost decline,' says advocacy group
Installing rooftop solar arrays could become far more affordable for American homeowners if new...
Jun 30, 2011 | Read More
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.)
Appropriations bill puts renewable energy and efficiency funding about $1 billion below current levels, roughly equaling dollars doled out in 2005
WASHINGTON—Even though Republicans have vowed an "all-of-the-above" approach to America's energy...
Jun 21, 2011 | Read More
solar thermal
Recent gains in the U.S. solar market are due largely to support from two federal funding programs that are set to expire this year and next
U.S. solar energy installations are poised to double in 2011 for the second year in a row, but the...
Jun 20, 2011 | Read More
Worker installing a smart meter
Since entering the smart grid space in 2009, Colorado-based Tendril has quadrupled its workforce and revenues. Now it's landing major deals in Australia
Washington's smart grid stimulus campaign is paying off for many U.S. software companies. Having...
Jun 16, 2011 | Read More
Sen. Jeff Bingaman
Those championing a green investment agency are hopeful that senators will rearrange enough dollars in the DOE budget, or elsewhere, to make it happen
WASHINGTON—Two top senators are again toying with the fancy of enhancing the Department of Energy's...
May 11, 2011 | Read More
Boiling water nuclear reactor
Gen IV plants will be safer and less water intensive, but they won't be commercially viable until 2030 at the earliest. Will there still be market demand?
The next generation of nuclear power reactors promises to be safer, more fuel efficient and less...
May 9, 2011 | Read More
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
Gov. O'Malley's offshore wind energy bill is likely to pass next year and unleash a new multibillion-dollar clean energy industry, supporters say
Massachusetts is officially poised to have America's first offshore wind farm, now that Cape Wind...
Apr 21, 2011 | Read More
Mountaineer coal plant
The failure of Congress last year to legislate a carbon cap on power plants has left a hole in financing for the nation's first CCS plant in West Virginia
The coal industry is banking on America's first commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS)...
Apr 14, 2011 | Read More
A DOE program to support clean energy technologies was spared the Congressional budget ax this week, while EPA's funds were cut 16 percent
A federal program to support the development of clean energy technologies escaped the budget ax...
Apr 13, 2011 | Read More