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Funding of Alternative Energy

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ARRA funds for advanced transportation tech development

The federal government will provide $2.4 billion in grants for the development of more fuel-efficient, battery-powered automobiles.

ARRA Grants in lieu of Income tax credits on renewable energy projects

July 31, 2009

Direct Incentives for Solar Energy

According to the IREC, "federal legislation coupled with state budget problems have spurred solar policy and programmatic changes for direct financial incentives at the state level, but these changes have been far from uniform."

Clean Energy Industry Tax Credit Stiumulus Package in US Senate

In January, 2008, the US Senate Finance Committee reported an economic stimulus package that included language to extend tax credits for energy efficiency and renewable energy, such as wind, solar and geothermal power. In addition, the Senate may also take up a provision to fund training for green-collar jobs on the floor of the Senate.

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing authorization

According to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), the federal stimulus bill of 2009 facilitated the creation of Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, which allow local governments to offer low-interest "loans" to property owners to help pay the upfront costs of permanent, renewable energy improvements on the property.

DOE to Invest $18 Million in Small Business Clean Energy Innovation Projects

November 23, 2009 -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $18 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support small business innovation research, development, and deployment of clean energy technologies. In this first phase of funding, 125 grants of up to $150,000 each will be awarded to 107 small advanced technology firms across the United States.

List of RFPs for Renewable Energy Sales Opportunities

The US Department of Energy's Green Power Network maintains a website with listings of solicitations for renewable energy generation, renewable energy certificates, and green power.

Solar Energy in Renewable Portfolio Standards

The IREC declared that the most significant trend during the September 2008 - September 2009 period is a continued emphasis on solar energy in recent RPS adoptions and changes. Eleven states enacted or significantly modified standards; of those, seven states and DC included new provisions specific to solar energy.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) Loan Guarantees for Commercial Use

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05) authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to issue loan guarantees to eligible projects that "avoid, reduce, or sequester air pollutants or anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases" and "employ new or significantly improved technologies as compared to technologies in service in the United States at the time the guarantee is issued".




Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green

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