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Second Round of Clean Energy Awards Announced by Treasury

September 23, 2009 - 10:20am -- Anonymous

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Treasury Department has announced the second round of awards for cash assistance to energy producers in place of tax credits. This provides provides an additional $550 million, bringing the total to more than $1 billion awarded to dateto companies committed to investing in domestic renewable energyproduction.

Department Of Energy Webinar - Loan Guarantee Program


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The U.S. Department Of Energy webinar "Meeting the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Requirements in the Application", will be held on September 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm EST and will explain the intent of NEPA, its applicability to the DOE Loan Guarantee Program, most significant concerns, and the type of data needed to support the NEPA section of the application.

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Minnesota Transmisson Study Suggests Grid Upgrades for Renewable Energy

September 18, 2009 - 3:32pm -- Anonymous

A new study released by the Minnesota Office of Energy Security shows that the state's power grid could accomodate 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity by making upgrades to electric transmission systems. A previous study had shown that another 600 MW could be added to the existing tranmission grid without impacting it's performance.

Seed Grants Available for Community Wind Projects in Minnesota

September 16, 2009 - 10:45am -- Anonymous

The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) is providing financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance. Project funding can support technical assistance services (labor costs only, such as for a consultant, design professional, installer or student labor), for projects in all seven Minnesota CERT regions (Central, Metro, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and West Central).

All applications are due no later than 4:30pm, November 2nd, 2009.

Treasury, Energy Announce $500 Million in Awards for Clean Energy Projects

September 9, 2009 - 3:13pm -- Anonymous

Washington, D.C. - Marking a major milestone in the effort to spur private sector investments in clean energy and create new jobs for America's workers, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $502 million in the first round of awards from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) program that provides cash assistance to energy production companies in place of earned tax credits.

Transmission Cost Allocation Proposal Threatens Wind Development

August 19, 2009 - 4:57pm -- Anonymous

Washington, DC, August 13, 2009 - The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and its regional partner Wind on the Wires (WOW) have filed a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging rejection of a proposal from the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO).

Offshore Wind Potential in the United States

July 20, 2009 - 10:30am -- Anonymous

Floating Wind Turbine ConceptsIn June, a large-scale floating turbine was installed off the coast of Norway by companies StatoilHydro and Siemens. The floating turbine, dubbed the Hywind, is located in water that is about 700 feet deep. This is significantly deeper than previously installed offshore turbines whose fixed-bottom structures required a water depth of only about 100 feet.

The United States has yet to install any offshore wind turbines, partially because appropriate turbine designs, like the floating turbines, are still being researched, said Jason Jonkman, a senior engineer with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

"Offshore wind energy must progress in stages in the U.S.," he said. "Before deepwater floating wind energy can become a reality, we must ‘get our feet wet' so to say by first installing fixed-bottom offshore wind turbines in shallow water, less than 30m. Once we have experience with that technology, we can move to deeper water."


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