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News Archives - 2009

January

Geothermal developers remain optimistic
BLM Finalizes Plans to Open 190 Million Acres to Geothermal Power

February

Economic Stimulus Act Provides $16.8 Billion for EERE Programs
Economic Stimulus Act Extends Renewable Energy Tax Credits
DOE to Expedite Disbursement of Funds Received via Stimulus Act

March

Appropriations Act Provides Nearly $2 Billion in New Funding for EERE

April

EIA: High Oil Prices, GHG Controls Would Help Clean Energy Grow
Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems Featured on NBC Nightly News
DOE Launches the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E
President Obama Touts Clean Energy on Earth Day

May

BLM to Invest Recovery Act Funds on Renewable Energy Permitting
Geothermal, the 'undervalued' renewable resource, sees surging interest
President Obama Announces Over $467 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Geothermal and Solar Energy Projects

June

Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $50 Million of Recovery Act Funding to Accelerate Deployment of Geothermal Heat Pumps
Federal Agencies to Assist with Clean Energy Development in the West
DOE-Funded Research at Stanford Sees Results in Reservoir Characterization
Scientists Pass Solid Particles Through Rock in DOE-Sponsored Research at Stanford University

July

Labor Department Offers $500 Million for Clean Energy Job Training
DOE, Treasury Provide Guidance on Direct Payments for Renewable Projects

September

U.S. and Australian Advanced Geothermal Projects Face Setbacks
Treasury, Energy Surpass $1 Billion Milestone in Recovery Act Awards for Clean Energy Projects

October

DOE Announces Geothermal Research Initiative
Research Initiative Will Demonstrate Low Temperature Geothermal Electrical Power Generation Systems Using Oilfield Fluids
Energy Department Announces New Private Sector Partnership to Accelerate Renewable Energy Projects
DOE and Partners Demonstrate Mobile Geothermal Power System at 2009 Geothermal Energy Expo
DOE Expands, Simplifies Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Projects
Department of Energy Awards $338 Million to Accelerate Domestic Geothermal Energy

December

Commerce Department to Speed Review of Green Technology Patents
DOE Issues Final Rule on Loan Guarantees
DOE Launches Public Web Site for Energy Technology Information
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