New legislation could cause problems for renewable energy in the United States

Renewable Energy Legislation - US Congress

Legislation seeks to cut funding for renewable energy and efficiency programs New legislation could place new challenges on the energy efficiency and clean power sector in the United States. The legislation is currently facing the House of Representatives after being approved by the House Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee. Advocates of renewable energy have criticized the legislation, as it would cut funding for several clean power and efficiency programs as well as eliminate the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. Agency could see its funding…

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FuelCell Energy to develop reversible fuel cells

Reversible Fuel Cells - project development

Reversible fuel cells to be developed through new project with ARPA-E support FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has been awarded a promising new contract from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is a division of the United States Department of Energy that is focused on the renewable energy field as well as the application of various types of technologies. The contract awarded to FuelCell Energy is valued at $3 million. New fuel cells can produce hydrogen and generate electricity The…

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Accio Energy aims to revolutionize the offshore wind energy space

Start-up develops promising new solution to offshore wind turbines Accio Energy, a start-up based in Michigan, is testing out new offshore wind energy technology that could eventually replace offshore turbines. Offshore wind has been gaining more attention in recent years, largely to the massive energy potential that can be found at sea. One issue with offshore systems, however, is their use of large turbines, which are both difficult and expensive to install. These turbines have shown themselves to be capable of generating large quantities of electrical power, but the logistics…

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Researchers win funding for development of hybrid fuel cells

ARPA-E issues funding for ambitious clean technology project seeking to convert methane into liquid fuels Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory and the Illinois Institute of Technology have been awarded funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is part of the Department of Energy and was formed specifically to reward high-risk, high-reward clean energy and technology projects with funding and technical support. The agency has issued funding to support the development of hybrid fuel cells that can turn methane into liquid fuels. Hybrid fuel cell…

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US DOE to issue new funding for innovative hydrogen fuel cell projects

Fuel cells win more support from federal agencies The U.S. Department of Energy has announced as much as $30 million in new funding that will be issued through the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is an offshoot of the Department of Defense’s DARPA agency and has a specific focus on energy. ARPA-E is expected to be a powerful force behind the development of innovative new forms of energy and clean technologies. The funding being issued through the agency is part of its Reliable Electricity Based on…

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New round of funding for alternative energy projects announced by the Obama administration

US Hydrogen Fuel Initiative

Alternative energy is getting ready to take center stage in this year’s election. The Obama administration has announced a new round of funding worth $150 million. The funding will be going to various research projects involving wind, solar, geothermal, bio-based and hydrogen energies. The funds are coming from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The agency is based upon DARPA, the Department of Defense program that produced the Internet. The government will be looking for cutting-edge projects to invest in, hoping that the funding will be enough to move these…

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