Tag: clean technology

Show Me the Money (and the Light): $37 Million for Solid State Lighting

  The Department of Energy today announced the award of more than $37 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to 17 projects supporting solid-state lighting core research, product development, and domestic manufacturing. Solid-state lighting, which uses light-emitting diodes (“LEDs”) and organic light-emitting diodes (“OLEDs”) instead of incandescent bulbs, has the potential to be ten … Continue Reading

Show Me the Money: $47 Million for Efficiency in IT & Communications

  Today Energy Secretary  Chu announced that the Department of Energy will award $47 million for 14 nation-wide projects  that will support the development of new technologies improving energy efficiency in the information technology (IT) and communications sectors – specifically, data processing, data storage, and telecommunications industries. The increase in energy consumption in these sectors is a direct corollary … Continue Reading

Zino Green Investment Forum

The ZINO Society, a Seattle-based angel investment group, announced last week that its annual “ZINO Green Investment Forum” would be held on March 4, 2010, at the McKinstry Innovation Center in Seattle.   Up to fifteen early-stage companies in “green tech, clean tech, and sustainable products or services” will be selected by the ZINO Green screening board to … Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Energy Announces Final Rule Amending Regulations for Loan Guarantee Program

On December 7, 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the issuance of a final rule amending the October, 2007 Final Regulations implementing the Loan Guarantee Program under Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the "Section 1703 Program").  The amendments implemented through the final rule were first identified in a … Continue Reading

EPA’s Region 10 Awards over $1.6M to Portland to Reduce Diesel Emissions

Similar to the July 21, 2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ("EPA") Region 5 award, EPA’s Region 10 has awarded over $1.6 million to reduce emissions from Portland municipal fleet vehicles and construction contractor equipment.  The funds are provided under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 ("ARRA") National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.  Under this … Continue Reading

EPA Awards More Than $5.7M to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs

Today, the US. Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") Region 5 has awarded millions of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("ARRA") dollars to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest for the reduction of diesel emissions.  The funds are provided under the ARRA National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance … Continue Reading

Western Governors Consider Regional and National Polices Regarding Global Climate Change

At the Western Governors’ Association Annual Meeting on June 15, 2009, the Western Governors heard a sobering  and candid report from Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, which, at its core, indicated that climate change is real and happening faster than scientists previously warned.  According to Secretary Chu, "the news is getting scary . . . … Continue Reading

Annual Meeting of the Western Governors’ Association: June 14-16, 2009, Park City, Utah

The Western Governors’ Association ("WGA") will hold its annual meeting in Park City, Utah on June 14-16, 2009.  Based on a review of the Agenda posted to the WGA’s website, the focus of the meeting will be on developing regional and global strategies for addressing important issues related to energy resources, climate change and water.  I will be … Continue Reading
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