### Why A Company Would Ditch A DOE Loan Guarantee

What would lead a company to walk away from negotiations for a coveted federal loan guarantee, as solar company Suniva did recently? It has to do with the terms of the government deals, the time it takes to obtain one, and the recovery of private markets.…

### 15 Questions for the Don of Liquid Metal Batteries

Donald Sadoway, a professor of materials chemistry at MIT, aims to deliver a "lifesaver" for renewable energy in the form of a stable, low-cost, large-scale battery. Here are 15 questions with Sadoway on the future of liquid metal batteries.…

### Next-Gen Nuclear Tech Could Face Delays in Wake of Japan Incident

Next-generation nuclear technology could come to a screeching halt in the short term due to the backlash against nuclear in the wake of the Japanese nuclear incident, predicts Ray Rothrock, a partner at venture firm Venrock and a former nuclear engineer.…

### DOE Loan Chief: We Remain Committed to Nuclear

The DOE's Loan Program will seek guidance from relevant nuclear agencies on lessons learned from the Japanese nuclear incident, but at this point remains committed to nuclear power, said Jonathan Silver, DOE Loan Chief at the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco on Wednesday.…

### Global Greentech Stimulus Half Spent, Now What?

When it comes to green stimulus, the world is halfway done — and China and Japan lead in the race, according to a Tuesday report. But the United States is catching up, though not without some hiccups along the way.…

### PHOTOS: Bleeding-Edge Greentech At ARPA-E

Here's a handful of photos of the most photogenic, early-stage green technology that was being displayed at the Department of Energy's ARPA-E Summit this week.…

### VIDEO: DOE Chief Speaks Candidly on Budget Cuts, Clean Power

After the Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu spoke on stage at the ARPA-E Summit on Tuesday, he joined a group of reporters and answered questions candidly about the budget cuts, the high-risk early stage tech that was funded by ARPA-E and oil prices.…

### Budget Cuts Loom Large at ARPA-E Summit

Charismatic speakers, from DOE Chief Steven Chu, to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked off the first official morning of the ARPA-E Summit -- the Department of Energy's high-risk, early stage grant program. But amidst all of the inspiring words budget cuts loomed large.…

### Solar Tech: Still A Magnet for VCs

Venture capital investors continue their big love for solar, and despite a collective vow to be less irrationally exuberant about the sector, investors still are willing to hand out hefty amounts for buzzy startups.…

### GM and LG Chem Turn to Argonne Lab for Battery Tech

GM and LG Chem are licensing a broad suite of patents from Argonne National Laboratory to develop lithium-ion battery cells and packs for next-generation electric cars. LG Chem will use the IP to make cells in Michigan starting next year.…

### The State of the DOE Green Car Loans in 2010

While Uncle Sam has tapped a select few companies as winners for its green car loan program, it has left a much longer list of loan applicants disappointed or stuck in limbo. Here's the state of the ATVM awards at the end of 2010:…

### Why We Need Energy Literacy

We're all going to need to become a lot more energy literate if we're going to fight climate change. Now the DOE has started working on a collaborative Energy Literacy document that will help guide energy education in schools, as well as federal policy and funding.…

### Chu Is Busy Today: Solar Zones, Efficient Vehicle Grants

Everyone's favorite DOE Chief Steven Chu was mighty busy today -- he ushered in a report that establishes "solar energy zones" on public lands, as well as an announcement that the DOE will give out \$184 million in grants for efficient vehicle technology project.…