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'Green' light bulb to come at hefty price

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- A "green" light bulb that won a U.S. government award of $10 million may have trouble attracting buyers because of its $50 price tag, retailers say.

U.S. proposes funding for offshore wind

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. government announced $180 million may be available in a six-year initiative aimed at developing the offshore wind energy sector.
U.S. consulting with IEA on Iran

U.S. consulting with IEA on Iran

WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department is consulting with the International Energy Agency about the potential for an oil crisis with Iran, a spokeswoman said.

U.S. funds alternative fuel research

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- More than $40 million will go into new research to encourage the development of alternative fuels for automobiles in the U.S. market, the government said.
House divided over Obama's energy budget

House divided over Obama's energy budget

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- White House critics say raising taxes on domestic energy is bad policy, though supporters counter the U.S. budget addresses the energy sea change.
U.S. Energy Dept. budget goals described

U.S. Energy Dept. budget goals described

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department says its 2013 proposed budget of $27.2 billion will fund critical investments in innovation, clean energy and national security.

Natural gas key to U.S. energy, mayor says

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Developing the U.S. natural gas sector is a way to safeguard the nation's energy security, the mayor of Pittsburgh said alongside the U.S. energy secretary.
U.S. to invest more in solar power

U.S. to invest more in solar power

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Putting $12 million in hardware and pilot projects in the solar power sector will provide much-needed stimulus to the U.S. economy, an official said.

Lack of funds threatens nuclear lab

DETROIT, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A nuclear research lab expected to break ground this year at Michigan State University is in jeopardy of losing its federal funding, officials said.

U.S. to assess cyber risk to utilities

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Departments of Energy and Homeland Security said they were working with utility companies to protect the electrical grid from cyberattacks.
Gene work could make biofuels cheaper

Gene work could make biofuels cheaper

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Scientists working for the U.S. government deployed computer-assisted design to tinker with molecules in an effort to make cheaper biofuels, an official said.

Westinghouse nuclear reactor gets go-ahead

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved Westinghouse's AP1000 nuclear reactor design, paving the way for construction of the first U.S. reactors in three decades.
U.S. wants better EV charging stations

U.S. wants better EV charging stations

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department announced it was providing awards totaling nearly $7 million for research into how to cut costs for electric vehicle chargers.
Judicial Watch sues for Solyndra records

Judicial Watch sues for Solyndra records

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, said Thursday it has sued the Obama administration over the $535 million loan guarantee made to Solyndra.

EU, U.S. urge haste in Ukraine reforms

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The EU and the United States this week urged Ukraine to enhance energy security by implementing the privatization of its state-owned natural gas monopoly.
Chu calls Solyndra bankruptcy unfortunate

Chu calls Solyndra bankruptcy unfortunate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. energy chief Steven Chu said the bankruptcy of Solyndra, which got $528 million in federal money, was "extremely unfortunate," but he made no apology.
GOP wants apology for Solyndra

GOP wants apology for Solyndra

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers expressed frustration over not getting an apology from the U.S. Energy Department over the $535 million Solyndra bankruptcy.
U.S. identifies best sites for solar

U.S. identifies best sites for solar

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Interior Department released a plan outlining the best sites for solar development, focusing on six western states.
Chu to testify about Solyndra loan

Chu to testify about Solyndra loan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu agreed to testify before lawmakers about the controversial loan to solar panel company Solyndra, a committee chairman said.

U.S. to invest $60 million on solar energy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department announced plans to invest $60 million during the next three years to advance concentrating solar power technology.
U.S., South Korea ink clean energy deals

U.S., South Korea ink clean energy deals

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Washington and Seoul will use bilateral agreements to advance clean energy and improve research and technology in the field, the U.S. energy secretary said.

Head of energy loan program leaving

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jonathan Silver, who approved a $535 million U.S. government loan to the solar company Solyndra, said Thursday he is leaving the Energy Department.
U.S. moves ahead with loans post-Solyndra

U.S. moves ahead with loans post-Solyndra

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Despite Republican criticism, the U.S. Energy Department announced plans to go ahead with nearly $300 million in loans for clean energy projects.
U.S. to focus on engine efficiency

U.S. to focus on engine efficiency

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department said it was investing more than $8 million to develop technology to improve the efficiency of vehicle engines.
Fuel and energy focus of Energy review

Fuel and energy focus of Energy review

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy, in a quadrennial review, said strategies aimed are revamping the fuel and energy sector are key factors in energy security.
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