The controversial Department of Energy loan guarantees are back, this time with a focus on “advanced fossil fuel energy projects.”
The U.S. Department of Energy confirms that Tesla Motors has paid back its $465 million government loan nine years early.
The vultures are circling the carcass of Fisker Automotive as it misses a DOE loan payment and the federal agency seizes money to recoup the investment.
SoloPower says its Oregon plant, opened last September to make lightweight, flexbile PV, will close in the next 60 days, seemingly for good.
At long last, ZeaChem is making ethanol at its 250,000-gallon demonstration biorefinery in northeastern Oregon, using non-food feedstocks.
Everybody thinks of the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat as a single wind farm – but the Oregon project boosted its state tax credits by claiming to be three entities.
The No. 2 man at the U.S. Department of Energy visits the giant Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon and calls it a loan guarantee program success story.
Steven Chu, who led the clean-energy charge for the Obama administration, said he’s ready to return to California and the academic life.
The 150-megawatt Mesquite Solar 1 power plant, backed by a U.S. loan guarantee, is online and generating clean power for thousands of homes.
Neal Hot Springs in Oregon, backed by a $97 million loan guarantee, is producing power and is expected to begin commercial operation before the end of the year.