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2009-06-16 15:05:16

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced nearly $9 million in awards to support the next generation of American nuclear energy development. Chu said the Department of Energy will provide $2.9 million in scholarships and fellowships to 86 U.S. nuclear science and engineering students, and will offer more than $6 million in grants to 29 U.S. universities and colleges in 23 states. The Nuclear Energy Universities Program supports the country's nuclear energy research infrastructure while...

2009-06-11 12:48:21

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced more than $300 million in investments designed to create new carbon capture technologies. Chu said the funding reflects the Obama administration's commitment to a broad based strategy that will create millions of jobs while transforming the way we use and produce energy. There's enormous potential for new jobs and reduced carbon pollution just by implementing existing technologies like energy efficiency and wind energy, but we also need to develop...

2009-06-08 14:36:09

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steve Chu announced the awarding of weatherization funds to four states -- Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi and Oregon. Chu said the transfer of nearly $80 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help those states, the first to receive such funds, to expand their weatherization assistance programs. The Obama Administration is moving at an unprecedented pace to award these funds to states, so that weatherization agencies can move forward,...

2009-06-02 19:17:00

Tour Coincides with Announcement of $50 Million in Funding for Geothermal Systems FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu toured the world headquarters of WaterFurnace International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional geothermal and water source heat pumps, during a visit to Fort Wayne, Ind., earlier today. His visit to Fort Wayne also included the announcement of a $50 million program that will encourage...

2009-06-01 13:28:22

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced plans Monday to provide $256 million to support energy efficiency improvements in major industries. Chu said the funding, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be targeted at reducing the energy consumption of America's manufacturing and information technology industries, while creating jobs and stimulating economic growth. Supporting the development of the latest industrial technologies plays an important role in...

2009-05-26 10:13:19

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Italian Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola have signed a carbon capture and storage agreement. The bilateral agreement, signed Saturday in Rome, is designed to advance carbon capture and storage technologies in each country, officials said. Working together, the United States and Italy will further the development of technologies needed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired powered plants and move toward a sustainable low carbon...

2009-05-18 12:06:22

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu say they've moved closer to creation of a nationwide smart electric power grid. A so-called Smart Grid would replace the current, outdated system of electricity distribution and employ real-time, two-way communication technologies to allow users to connect directly with power suppliers. Locke and Chu said the new technology would not only create jobs and spur development of innovative products that can be exported, but it...

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2009-05-12 10:43:21

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $25 million in funding for the Massachusetts Wind Technology Testing Center. Chu and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said the funding will create jobs and accelerate development of the nation's only large wind turbine blade test facility Officials said the new center will test commercial-sized wind turbine blades to help reduce cost, improve technical advancements and speed deployment of the next generation of wind turbine blades into...

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2009-05-08 10:54:06

The U.S. energy secretary said on Thursday that cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will not be practical over the next 10 to 20 years, and the government will cut off funds for the vehicles' development, The New York Times reported. Such vehicles were once hailed by former President George W. Bush as a pollution-free solution for reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil. But Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced during energy-related details of the administration's budget for the year...

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2009-05-06 15:37:12

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Wednesday announced the selection of 71 university nuclear energy research and development projects. As part of the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Program, the 71 projects will receive approximately $44 million during a three-year period to advance new nuclear technologies in support of the nation's energy goals. As a zero-carbon energy source, nuclear power must be part of our energy mix as we work toward energy independence and meeting the...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.