April 22, 2011
Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP)
April 19, 2011
Proposed federal clean energy initiatives and climate legislation have suggested significant increases to federal funding for clean energy deployment and investment. Many states and utilities have over a decade of experience and spend billions of public dollars every year to support EE/RE deployment through programs that reduce the cost of technologies, provide financing for EE/RE projects, offer technical assistance, and educate market participants. Meanwhile, constraints on public expenditures at all levels of government continue to call upon such programs to demonstrate their value.
April 1, 2011
The US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) issued its annual report on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Commercialization and Technical Development Activity. HTAC was established to provide technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary on DOE’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration efforts. The group includes representatives of domestic industry, academia, professional societies, government agencies, financial organizations, and environmental groups, as well as experts in hydrogen safety.
March 31, 2011
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) today announced that it has launched its newest initiative, the Alpha Program, which funds development and testing of emerging clean energy technologies to establish their technical viability and commercial potential. Successful commercialization of such technologies will help create jobs and grow Connecticut’s clean energy industry, as well as reduce clean energy costs, enhance energy security and ensure a healthier environment.
March 17, 2011
By Dustin Till, Marten Law California and Congress seem to be headed in opposite directions on climate policy this year. California has expanded its renewable portfolio standard (RPS), meaning public and private utilities must now acquire up to a third of their energy from renewable energy sources. Congress, meanwhile, has been backing away from climate change regulation, including a federal clean energy standard (CES) that, until recently, was considered relatively non-controversial.
March 11, 2011
The National Conference of State Legislatures has posted a webpage on “Fuel Cells—Clean and Reliable Energy.” It includes a summary of state and federal incentives for fuel cell implementation. It was written primarily with the needs of state legislators in mind and is a handy summary.
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