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Department of Energy Offers $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Energy Efficiency, Renewables, and Energy Storage

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office recently announced a new solicitation for federal loan guarantees to help promote renewable energy, energy storage technology, and energy …

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Nearly Nine Years Later, Congress Finally Funds Incentives for Power Production on Existing Dams

When Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 nearly nine years ago, it included a provision, Section 242, authorizing incentives to retrofit non-powered dams, canals, and …

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Bonneville Hiring Fiasco: BPA Watch Provides a Useful Chronology

Last summer, the Northwest power industry was stunned by the Department of Energy’s sudden and unanticipated suspensions of two highly-respected top-tier executives at the Bonneville Power Administration, …

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Department of Energy Names Elliot Mainzer Permanent BPA Administrator

Perhaps signaling the beginning of the end of the turmoil that has gripped the Bonneville Power Administration (“BPA”) since then-Administrator Bill Drummond was abruptly suspended last July, …

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How the Federal Shutdown Affects Federal Energy Agencies

With the opposing sides entrenched in inflexible positions, it appears that the shutdown of the federal government won’t end anytime soon. Because of differences in how the …

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