DOE Announces $50 Million Funding for Solar Grid Parity Demonstration Program

DOE Announces $50 Million Funding for Solar Grid Parity Demonstration Program

Department of Energy (DOE) secretary Steven Chu announces $50 million in funding for solar energy grid parity demonstration program for innovative solar technologies leading to cost-competitive solar energy that helps solar reach this important milestone.

DOE Announces New Biofuel Grant Programs for $30 Million for Research to Advance the Next Generation of Biofuels

DOE Announces New Biofuel Grant Programs for $30 Million for Research to Advance the Next Generation of Biofuels

GRANT ALERT: The DOE is accepting applications for small-scale process integration projects supporting the development of advanced biofuels that will be able to replace gasoline or diesel without requiring special upgrades or changes to the vehicle or fueling infrastructure.

Wild Gift Leadership Program for Environmentalists Seeks Applicants

Applications are being accepted by Wild Gift for leaders who are making an impact today and will continue to do so in tomorrow’s world. Only five recipients a year are selected. A mandatory, three-week trek in deep wilderness is the cornerstone of the Wild Gift opportunity.

EPA Seeks Applicants for Environmental Education Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for a total of $3.4 million in funding for environmental education projects and programs. EPA expects to award approximately 100 grants ranging from $5,000 to $200,000.

Applicants Sought for California Energy Commission Energy Innovations Grant

The California Energy Commission is currently seeking applicants for their Energy Innovations Small Grant Program (EISG). EISG provides up to $95,000 for hardware projects and $50,000 for modeling projects to small businesses, non-profits, individuals, and academic institutions researching the feasibility of new, innovative energy concepts.

Grant Alert: Recovery Act Local Energy Assurance Planning Grant

The National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Recovery Act – Local Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) Initiative is offering grants to city or township governments for programs and initiatives that help them develop energy assurance and resilience plans. The deadline for application is 10/22/09 and awards will be in the range of $60,000 and $300,000.

DOE Awards $24M in Wind Energy Research Grants

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced grant awards for up to $24 million, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to three university-led wind energy research facilities that have been selected to support university research and development programs to improve land-based and offshore wind turbine performance and reliability and to provide career educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in wind energy technologies. The three universities are: Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Maine and University of Minnesota.

Kresge Foundation Announces New Environment Grantmaking Program

The Kresge Foundation has announced a new comprehensive grantmaking programs: The Environment Program. With the announcement of this new program, the foundation is expanding its commitment and narrowing its focus in each field for maximum long-term impact in its strategic areas of interest. The Environment Program addresses environment-related social issues, particularly those affecting minority, low-income, and other underserved communities. The Environment Program seeks to have tangible effects on the practices and policies associated with climate change and environmental sustainability. The programs are in the development stage; program teams will be refining their grantmaking focus and strategy over the next year.