Tag: Stephen Chu


President Obama’s comprehensive energy plan included the pairing of investments in research and development with process improvements to reduce the bottlenecks and red tape associated with clean-energy technology deployment.  The Department of Energy responded


The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to shift more of its research spending into the development of electric vehicle technologies, a strategy that officials hope will significantly reduce oil imports and greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.


The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it is giving $36bn in federal grants to six small scale projects across five states whose objective is to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and other bio-based chemicals. The ultimate goal of the projects Read more…


Part of the events at the Electric Drive Transportation Association’s conference here in Washington DC was a press conference in which a few dozen of the currently- and soon-to-be-available EVs were displayed outside the Department of Energy Building. Energy Secretary Read more…


U.S. officials say they will spend as much as $50.5 million to promote the growth of offshore wind energy in a push to achieve 54 gigawatts of electricity from offshore turbines by 2030. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Read more…


The coming decade is expected to attract $245 billion in new clean energy investments, but unless more aggressive policies are adopted, the US could leave nearly another $100 billion on the table. So says a report released last week from Read more…


America is at a “Sputnik moment”, Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said today, and the government’s next moves will determine whether the country leads the global cleantech race or loses it to China. “This is the threat that I see,” Chu Read more…


Yesterday, two days after President Obama signed the stimulus bill (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or ARRA) into law, DOE Secretary Steven Chu announced a reorganization of how the Department of Energy will disperse loans, loan guarantees and funding contained Read more…

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