Archive for the ‘Federal’ Category


US Legislators Urge Extension of Renewable Tax Credits

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by

US Legislators Urge Extension of Renewable Tax Credits Several dozen members of the House of Representatives, have appealed to House Speaker John Boehner to help[...]

Tech Needed to Fight Climate Change, Says Murkowski

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by

Tech Needed to Fight Climate Change, Says Murkowski Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said that the U.S. need to invest in new energy efficiency and[...]

US Nullifies 33.4 Million Renewable Fuel Credits After Fraud

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by

U.S. Nullifies 33.4 Million Renewable Fuel Credits After Fraud The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the nullification of 33.5 million renewable-fuel credits sold by Indiana-based[...]

Obama Recommits to Clean Energy Ramp-Up

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by

Obama Recommits to Clean Energy Ramp-Up Just yesterday, the Obama administration issued an executive order re-establishing the government’s commitment to boost renewable energy to supply[...]

North Dakota Oil Spill Draws Attention to Rule Delay

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by

North Dakota Oil Spill Draws Attention to Rule Delay Three years after pipeline rupture in Michigan spilled 843,000 gallons of oil, regulators still haven’t produced rules to[...]

Moniz Confirmed To Become New DOE Secretary

Posted on May 21st, 2013 by

Massachusetts Institute of Technology physics professor, Ernest Moniz, was confirmed as Energy secretary last Thursday.  Democrats and Republicans joined together to vote 97-0 in favor[...]

Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and the DOE Budget

Posted on May 15th, 2013 by

Belt-tightening in Washington hasn’t yet hit the Department of Energy (DOE). Its fiscal year (FY) 2014 Congressional Budget Request of $28.415 billion represents an increase[...]

Energy Department Invests $7 Million in Energy-Efficient Lighting Projects

Posted on July 10th, 2012 by

  Last month the U.S. Energy Department announced that it would be investing $7 million in three energy-efficient lighting projects as part of its effort[...]
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Potential Government Funding Opportunities Available For Your Energy Company

Posted on April 4th, 2012 by

Manny Oliver, Director of the Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs for the Department of Energy, discusses the objectives of these programs[...]

Lower Energy Use For The Poudre School District; How & Why?

Posted on January 16th, 2012 by

    John Little,  Stu Reeve, and Pete Hall, of the Poudre School District talk about why they are participating in the Better Buildings Challenge.
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The Better Buildings Initiative: Why Companies Are Taking The Challenge

Posted on January 9th, 2012 by

 Photo by: Dennis Schroeder/NREL  Maria Vargas, of the Department of Energy, provides some insight into some of the Better Buildings Initiative’s early accomplishments.

Walgreens To Lower Energy Use 20% By 2020

Posted on January 3rd, 2012 by

Jamie Meyers, a Sustainability Manager for Walgreens, discusses the reasoning behind signing up for the Better Buildings Challenge. The company has agreed to lower their[...]

DOE Awards $2.8M Fund to Babcock & Wilcox for Carbon Capture Research

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by

DOE awards $2.8M fund to Babcock & Wilcox for carbon capture research The Babcock & Wilcox Co. subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group Inc.[...]

How EnergyGridIQ Helps You Find Available Energy Project Funding

Posted on December 8th, 2011 by

Reena Russell, one of the founders of EnergyGridIQ, talks about the importance of knowing what funding options are available for energy projects.

New direction for that federal agency whose name I can’t remember

Posted on November 21st, 2011 by

The US Department of Energy’s reputation is now enshrined as the agency that Republican presidential contender Rick Perry wants to dismantle – if only he[...]