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Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation today, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. This solicitation represents the next step in the […]

Calpine Completes Sale of Six Southeast Power Plants

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) today completed the previously announced sale of six power plants to an affiliate of LS Power for $1.57 billion plus adjustments. The portfolio of divested assets comprises 3,498 MW of combined-cycle generation capacity across five states in the Southeastern U.S., a non-core market. As a result of this sale, Calpine has further […]

EU Court of Justice confirms full validity of RES Directive

In its judgment on the Ålands Vindkraft case (C-573/12), the Court of Justice of the European Union reaffirmed today the conformity of the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) with the EU Treaty. “The Court’s clear confirmation of the validity of the Renewable Energy Directive is an important signal to investors. The European legislation for renewables remains as solid as […]

Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Department of Energy (DOE) is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.” In the Fiscal Year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Congress directed the Department of Energy to provide $3.6 million “for the purposes […]

REA tells EU leaders: Set national renewables targets to put EU on track to a secure energy system

As UK renewable energy rises to 5.2%, European leaders urged to set national 2030 targets to reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports The REA calls on Prime Minister David Cameron and fellow EU leaders to acknowledge the role of national 2030 renewable energy targets for improving energy security. The 2030 energy and climate change framework […]

No Energy Transition without Sustainable Heat

Heating and cooling account for nearly half of the final energy consumed in the European Union. Marie Donnelly, Director of Renewables, Research and Innovation, and Energy Efficiency in DG Energy, underlined the European Commission’s growing awareness of the need to address this key sector as part of the EU’s broader energy policy during a special […]

Harper Government Announces New Investments in Clean Energy Technology, Jobs and Innovation in Ontario

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, today announced almost $10 million in new investments for five Ontario projects under Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund. The SD Tech Fund supports projects that […]

BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for MHK Technology Testing in Federal Waters

On June 3rd, 2014 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the first ever lease to test marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy devices in federal waters to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Harnessing the power of ocean currents, FAU’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) plans to deploy experimental demonstration devices in an area […]

ORNL awarded two Energy Frontier Research Centers

Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be home to two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced this week by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. The Department of Energy awarded a total of $100 million to 32 EFRC projects to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy. “Today, we are mobilizing some of […]

IREC Clean Energy Certificate Standard Approved by ANSI as an American National Standard

A new national standard for the accreditation of clean energy education/training certificate programs, developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), has received final approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard. IREC was accredited by ANSI in 2013 as a standards developing organization, leading the nation in clean energy […]