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This week we will be taking a look at green building and renewable energy funding available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. While the opening of the stimulus spigots has been slow, there has been a noticeable uptick in news the last few weeks.

Today we will look at the Department of Energy; Wednesday we will check in on the General Services Administration; and Friday, we are going local to see how Washington D.C. is using weatherization funding.

If you are in the renewable energy sector, you may want to take advantage of a recently announced loan guarantee program made available by the Department of Energy:

The Energy Department is making available $36 billion in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects and for modernizing the electricity grid.The department said Wednesday it will accept applications for the financing support over the next 45 days.

The government-supported loans are expected to help companies involved in solar, wind, biofuels and other renewable energy projects get private financing. It also aims to spur investments in power grid improvements. 

To learn more about the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, check out their loan guarantee website.

In addition, other opportunities remain available at the Department of Energy.

DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program Office is reporting that of the $16,796,000,000 it was allocated, only $3,534,031,000 has been obligated and $63,362,000 has been spent. Many of the deadlines have already passed for the DOE projects so check in now to see where you can benefit.

Anyone had any luck with DOE stimulus projects?


Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program

DOE Makes Available Energy Loan Subsidies

Recovery and Reinvestment at the Department of Energy: Welcome

Recovery and Reinvestment at the Department of Energy: Funding Opportunities

Green Building Law Update: Stimulus

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