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Department of Energy Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Loan Guarantee Solicitation Alert

On July 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) issued the final version of its Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation. As discussed in our previous WSGR Alert regarding...more

Department of Energy Announces New Loan Guarantee Program for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

The Department of Energy’s Loan Program Office (the “DOE”) announced on April 16, 2014, a new loan guarantee program for up to $4 billion under Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act. The announcement coincides...more

Department of Energy Makes it Easier to Access Low-Interest Financing

The U.S. Department of Energy is overhauling a $16 billion low-interest financing program to fund new technologies such as efficient engines, lightweight materials, and low-friction tires. This program, titled the Advanced...more

House Passes Energy Efficiency Bill

On March 5, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2126, the “Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014.” The bill was co-sponsored by Representatives David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.). The bill...more

Man Bites Dog: DOE Issues Electric Motor Efficiency Standards; Everyone Applauds

On November 25, the world was stunned as DOE proposed new energy efficiency standards for electric motors, and no one complained. The standards will apply to motors from 1 to 500 horsepower and will cost roughly $500 million...more

Energy And Environment Update -- November 13, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

Capital Thinking: Energy

SENATE EPW COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARING ON FUGITIVE METHANE GAS LEAKS - Last Tuesday, November 5, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing titled “Fugitive Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas...more

Renewable Energy Update -- November 8, 2013.

Renewable Energy Focus: Feds move to choose vendors based on environmental performance -- SustainableBusiness.com - Oct 29: The U.S. General Services Administration, the government's purchasing arm, is proposing a new...more

Energy And Environment Update -- September 3, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Homeland Security; Department of Interior; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear...more

Renewable Energy Update - August 22, 2013

Department of Energy commits to unleashing delayed efficiency standards GreenTech Efficiency News - Aug 12 A coalition of ten states and the City of New York just announced that the Department of Energy has...more

Energy And Environment Update -- August 19, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Defense; Department Of Energy; Department Of Interior; Department Of Justice; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency;...more

Energy And Environment Update -- July 22, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; Government...more

DOE Releases New Protocols to Determine Energy Efficiency Savings

On May 15, 2013, The Department of Energy (DOE) released new protocols “Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures” to improve the credibility of energy efficiency savings estimates throughout the...more

The Department of Energy Establishes Uniform Protocols for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings

The Department of Energy has just published a new series of protocols for calculating the savings from energy efficiency upgrades in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities. Although voluntary, the new...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 11, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Interior Department; Department of Commerce; Treasury Department; Federal Energy Regulatory...more

Energy and Environment Update - April 25, 2010

In this update: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate ..Multipollutant Markup ..Energy Committee Considers CCS ..Tribal Energy Reform ..Senators Opposed to Diverting Offshore Drilling Revenue ..Legislation...more

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