### Should DOE Pump Up Rare Earth Metals With Loan Guarantees?

A group of 20 senators is urging the Department of Energy to open its loan guarantee program to projects meant to increase U.S. production of rare earth elements, a group of metals used in used in a variety of green technologies.…

### How the DOE's Loan Guarantee Program Falls Short

The Department of Energy has treated some companies unfairly in their bids to win loan guarantees for innovative energy tech, and risked "excluding some potential applicants unnecessarily," according to a new report from the the watchdog arm of Congress.…

### DOE Looks to the Web to Speed Up Loan Guarantees

Doling out awards ASAP under the Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program has been an ongoing theme for the agency under the Obama administration. One of the next steps to speed up the process will be bringing more of it online.…

### Former VC to Lead DOE Loan Guarantee & Green Car Loan Programs

The idea of modeling government funds after venture capital has swirled, in various forms, around the Obama administration since back in the…