secretary samuel bodman

12 New Solar America Cities Earn $200,000 Grants

12 New Solar America Cities Earn $200,000 Grants

DENVER, Colorado, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – Twelve cities have been selected to become Solar America Cities that will receive federal grant funding and technical help to install solar technologies. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman announced Friday that the federal government will make available up to $2.4 million to the 12 cities, which he says were…

Homebuilders Reach for High Performance Green Standards

Homebuilders Reach for High Performance Green Standards

ORLANDO, Florida, February 20, 2008 (ENS) – All homebuilders are invited to participate in the U.S. Energy Department’s Builders Challenge, a voluntary national energy savings effort to build 220,000 high performance, energy efficient homes by 2012. Energy Department Secretary Samuel Bodman announced the Challenge Thursday at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida where 92,000…

Energy Crops to Cover Missouri Landscape

Energy Crops to Cover Missouri Landscape

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, February 17, 2008 (ENS) – Farmers plan to sow thousands of acres of switchgrass, high-biomass sorghum and other energy crops over the next three years near St. Joseph, Missouri to support a next-generation biorefinery that will be developed here. The demonstration-scale biorefinery being engineered by ICM, Inc., based in Colwich Kansas, will…

Energy Secretary Scraps FutureGen Clean Coal Project

Energy Secretary Scraps FutureGen Clean Coal Project

WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2008 (ENS) – Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman sent America’s clean coal program back to square one Wednesday when he tossed out the FutureGen low emissions coal gasification plant that the Bush administration has supported for the past five years. FutureGen is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Energy Department and the…

Future of FutureGen Clean Coal Plant Looks Dim

Future of FutureGen Clean Coal Plant Looks Dim

WASHINGTON, DC, January 30, 2008 (ENS) – Illinois elected officials are vowing to fight all the way to the White House a plan by the U.S. Department of Energy to kill the FutureGen clean coal project that was slated for Mattoon, Illinois. The $1.8 billion state-of-the-art plant announced in 2003 was billed as the cleanest…

Will the U.S. Build More Nuclear Power Stations?

Will the U.S. Build More Nuclear Power Stations?

As concerns about climate change mount, the pressure on the oil industry continues to build and the coal industry struggles to clean up its emissions, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman says “it’s essential that the United States license new nuclear plants”. Much demonized, nuclear power has the singular advantage of containing all of its emissions in…