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January

DOE Selects FY2009 Petroleum Reduction Projects
DOE Announces Clean Cities Recovery Act Funding Recipients
Proposed Rulemaking Announced for CAFE Standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Ford, GM Working on Electric Vehicles for 2011 and 2012 Model Years
Ford Unveils 6.7-Liter Power Stroke Engine Compatible with B20
Mobile Truck Stop Electrification Locator Available at Your Fingertips
EPA Proposes to Strengthen Smog Standard
Secretary Chu Announces $187 Million to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles
NREL and PNNL to Lead Research into Advanced Biofuels
DOE Closes $465 Million Loan to Tesla Motors
DOE Closes $1.4 Billion Loan to Nissan

February

Steps to Boost Biofuels, Clean Coal Announced by White House
DOE to Hold Fuel Cell Pre-Solicitation Workshop in March 2010

March

Advisory Committee Issues Report on State of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
DOE To Host Annual Merit Review Meeting

April

DOE Issues a Request for Information: Manufacturing Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems
Department of Energy Announces Closing of $529 Million Loan to Fisker Automotive

May

Clean Cities Initiative Wins Golden Bullet Award from the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute
Scientists Find Photosynthesis Depends on Quantum Entanglement
EIA: U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Declined 7% in 2009
Global Clean Energy Investment Hits $27.3 Billion in First Quarter of 2010
DOE and DOT Offer Fuel Cell Bus Workshop
Tesla Motors to Revive a California Auto Plant for its Model S EV
President Obama Orders Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks
Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends Ground Breaking at Tennessee Advanced Vehicle Battery Plant
DOE Announces up to $11 Million for Biofuels Technology Development

June

DOE Issues RFI for Fuel Cell Technical and Cost Targets for Portable Power Applications
Mississippi State University Wins Year Two of the EcoCAR Competition
Nissan Breaks Ground on its U.S. Battery Plant for the All-Electric Leaf
Florida Regulators Approve a 100-Megawatt Biomass Power Plant
Transportation Department Awards $80 million in High-Speed Rail Grants
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production
Coulomb Technologies to Deliver Home and Public ChargePoint Charging Stations
ZeaChem Breaks Ground on a Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery in Oregon
Forecasters Predict a Very Active Atlantic Hurricane Season
Azure Dynamics to Supply 18 Hybrid Electric Shuttles to North Texas COG
EV Project Expands To Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; and Chevrolet Volts
Smart EV Coming to the United States in Fall 2010
Fuel Cell Technologies Program Presents 2010 Annual Merit Awards
Department of Energy Announces $24 Million for Algal Biofuels Research
Department of Energy Releases National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap
Department of Energy Announces $24 Million for Algal Biofuels Research
2010 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting Proceedings Posted
New USDA Report Provides Roadmap for U.S. Biofuel Energy Goals
Honda Announces Pricing at U.S. Dealers for CR-Z Hybrid Coupe
University of Michigan Wins the American Solar Challenge
DOE Awards $24 Million for Algal Biofuels Research

July

USDA Awards $4.2 Million in Woody Biomass Utilization Projects
Progressive Automotive X Prize Narrows the Field to 12 Teams
EPA Proposes Percentages for 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Research and Development on Liquid Carrier Technology to Deliver or Store Hydrogen
DOE-Funded Clean Energy Projects Win Eight R&D 100 Awards for 2010
DOE Releases Report on the Feasibility of a Dedicated Ethanol Pipeline
Propane Vehicles: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities Report Available
Argonne Lab Publishes Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Landfill Gas
Secretary Chu Announces Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy at First Clean Energy Ministerial
DOE Announces $30 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Technologies
DOE Helps Launch Global Initiatives at First Clean Energy Ministerial Meeting
DOE Report: Recovery Act Boosts Advanced Vehicle Investments
DOE to Conduct Reverse Auction for Production Incentives for Cellulosic Biofuels
California Team to Receive up to $122 Million for Energy Innovation Hub to Develop Method to Produce Fuels from Sunlight
DOE and U.S. Department of Defense Announce Clean Energy Cooperation Agreement

August

Introduction to Hydrogen for Code Officials Course Offered by U.S. Department of Energy
Nine Cars Advance in $10 Million Automotive X Prize Test
GM Boosts Output of the Chevrolet Volt Electric Vehicle
DOE Requests Information on Energy Education and Technical Training Efforts
San Francisco Bay Area Gets $5 Million for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
UL Creates EV Charging Equipment Installation Training Programs
Utah Celebrates Opening of 28th Public Access Natural Gas Fueling Station
Vice President Biden Releases Report on Recovery Act Impact on Innovation
DOE to Host Series of Biomass Program Webinars: Algae Webinar Sept. 8
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Interagency Working Group Launches Web Portal

September

Speeding Bullet EV from Ohio State Claims World Speed Record
EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels
Secretary Chu Announces U.S. Centers for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research
Hydrogen Student Design Contest Announced
DOE Announces Awards for up to $16.5 million for Biomass Research and Development
Hawaii and Nissan Agree to EV Partnership
DOE, USDA to Develop Better Plants for Bioenergy
DOE Announces Awards for up to $16.5 million for Biomass Research and Development
DOE Solicits Feedback on Biopower Technical Strategy Workshop Report Draft
ACORE Releases a State-by-State Report on Renewable Energy
DOE Awards $16.5 million for Biomass Research and Development
DOE Awards $9.6 Million for Transformational Energy Research Projects
DOE Announces $57 Million for Small Businesses to Support Technology Commercialization
Hydrogen Safety Training for Researchers
ACEEE Recognizes the Leading State-Led Energy Efficiency Programs
DOE Awards $63 Million to Advance Clean Energy Commercialization
USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses
Edison2, Li-ion Motors, and X Tracer Win the Automotive X Prize
Study: Early Equipment Retirements Not Needed to Avoid Severe Climate Change

October

FEMP Web Site Gets a New Look
Clean Cities Honors Outstanding Coalition Coordinators
Biomass Program Welcomes New Program Manager Paul Bryan
NREL Hydrogen-powered Vehicle Featured in Local News Video
IEA and Eight Countries Launch Electric Vehicles Initiative
EPA and DOT to Prepare Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2017-2025
DOE and NREL Release Analysis of Molten Carbonate and Phosphoric Acid Stationary Fuel Cells
EIA: U.S. Energy Consumption Up 2.7% for First Half of 2010
EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles
DOE Announces SBIR-STTR Annual Phase I Funding Opportunity for FY11
NHA Student Design Contest Registration Deadline Extended to November 1
FY 2011 Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Funding Opportunity Announcement
EPA Grants E15 Fuel Waiver for Newer Vehicles
USDA Readies Expanded Biofuels Initiatives, Including FAA Jet Fuel Project
EPA, DOT Seek First U.S. Truck Fuel Efficiency Standards
NREL Hydrogen-Powered Vehicle Featured at the A Taste of Colorado" Event
Statement by Energy Secretary Steven Chu on the Deployment of FedEx Freight's Fuel Cell Lift Truck Fleet in Springfield, Missouri

November

Hydrogen Technology Workshops on November 3 and 4 at Sandia National Laboratories
U.S. Department of Energy Requests Information on Early Market Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
DOT Boosts High-Speed Rail Projects with $2.4 Billion
DOE and EPA Release 2011 Annual Fuel Economy Guide
Advanced Biofuels Research Pathways Webinar, November 18, 2010
DOE and EPA Release 2011 Fuel Economy Guide
DOE-Backed Public EV Charging Program Expands to Washington, D.C.
Electric Vehicles Attractive for Fleets: Study
EPA Proposes Guidance for Underground Storage Tanks
DOE Offers $50 Million Loan Commitment to CNG Carmaker
LA Auto Show Features EVs, Hybrids, and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Twenty Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Vehicles to Participate in DOE Technology Validation Project
Ford Names Markets for Focus Electric, its First All-Electric Vehicle

December

English College Team Drives Electric Car the Length of Americas
EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards
DOE Project to Get 20 Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell Vehicles
DOE Supercomputers to Pursue Breakthroughs in Biofuels, Climate Change
Biomass Cogeneration Plant Under Construction in Oregon
U.S. Department of Energy Collaboration with Department of Defense and General Motors in Hawaii
Professor Petros Sofronis to Head International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research
Automotive Fleet Magazine Includes Clean Cities Now In Its Digital Edition
Secretary Chu Announces up to $30 Million for Research to Advance the Next Generation of Biofuels
Civil War Icon Becomes National Clean Energy Model
Secretary Chu Announces up to $30 Million for Research to Advance the Next Generation of Biofuels
Philadelphia Eagles to Power Stadium with Renewable Energy
The Department of Energy Releases Strategy on Critical Materials
First Leaf Delivered, First Volts Shipped to U.S. Customers as EVs Advance
DOE Announces $30 Million for Next Generation Biofuels Research
Secretary Chu Announces up to $184 Million Available for Advanced Vehicle Research and Development
Secretary Chu Announces up to $184 Million Available for Advanced Vehicle Research and Development
Deadline Extended for Fuel Cell Technologies Early Opportunities RFI
2010 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Global Commercialization Development Update Report Released
DOE Announces up to $74 Million for Fuel Cell Research and Development
Department of Energy Announces up to $74 Million for Fuel Cell Research and Development
AFDC Makes Charging Easier for Electric Vehicle Drivers
Deployment of Stationary Combined Heat and Power Fuel Cells Funding Opportunity