During five years, the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program has invested in hundreds of projects for a total of $1.3 billion. The agency is still pushing forward to improve its funding system to help more projects commercialize its technologies.
U.S. Representative Joe Barton will introduce a bill on Tuesday to lift the 40-year ban on exports of crude oil, but the measure has almost no chance of passing due to lawmaker concerns about fuel prices and costs to refiners.
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” William Shakespeare wrote in “Romeo and Juliet”. But he was not working for the U.S. government and trying to define what constitutes condensate and natural gas liquids.
San Jose, US-based solar-panel robotics startup Brittmore Group bagged $1 million in a recent grant from the Department of Energy to automate the construction of solar power plants.
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the biggest solar thermal power plant in the world, opened in the Mojave Desert on Thursday with the help of the technology provided by BrightSource Energy and the $1.6 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.
The Department of Energy will lose about USD139 million on a loan given to Fisker Automotive under a clean vehicles program after the automaker sold part of the loan to Hybrid Technology.
The Vehicle Production Group is under new management as AM General purchased the DOE denominated debt.