Energy Policy

Alcoa receives committment for $259 million U.S. loan to expand aluminum output

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment to lend Alcoa Inc. $259 million to expand automotive aluminum sheet production capacity at the supplier's Tennessee factory, reviving a long-dormant loan program to support the development of energy-efficient vehicles....
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Oil-price drop may threaten to undercut Obama's clean-energy legacy

7:27 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015

Last year's 33 percent drop in gasoline prices already has automakers laying the groundwork to challenge more stringent fuel economy targets for new cars....
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DOE announces $55 million in funding for green car research

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

More than $55 million in new funding from the Department of Energy will go toward projects that aim to reduce and improve the efficiency of plug-in electric, alternative fuel and conventional vehicles....
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U.S. awards more than $55 million in vehicle technology grants

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2014

The Department of Energy has awarded more than $55 million in grants to companies including Ford, Delphi Automotive Systems and others for advanced vehicle technology r&d projects....
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U.S. seeks to fund Alcoa's bet on automotive aluminum

9:00 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2014

The United States Department of Energy has proposed lending money to Alcoa to expand aluminum production at a Tennessee factory, setting the stage for the first loan to a supplier under a dormant $25 billion fund....
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GABE NELSON

Behind DOE's supplier outreach: Self-defense

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2014

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that his department is taking steps to make the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program more attractive to suppliers, not just automakers. It was a nice gesture, but it also displayed how much heat is building up at the Energy Department....
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