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DOE finalizes Abengoa Solar's $1.45 billion loan guarantee

With the loan guarantee, the company can start construction on its 250-megawatt Gila Bend plant, which will be big enough to power at least 75,000 homes.

By December 23, 2010


Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/5: What is this?

Here's the BMW 650i Coupe that CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is driving on Road Trip 2012. But what's it parked in front of? If you know, you could win a prize in the Picture of the Day contest.

By July 5, 2012


Low-cost solar PV claims solar thermal victim

Germany's Solar Millennium, which develops utility-scale solar thermal projects, begins insolvency proceedings as a solar industry shakeout spreads.

By December 21, 2011


U.S. unlikely to hit advanced biofuel goal, study says

National Research Council says that without "major technological innovation or policy changes" long-term targets for cellulosic biofuels are not likely to be met.

By October 5, 2011


Cellulosic-ethanol industry struggles to take off

Critics say it is a failure of government policy, not science, that the U.S. is still so dependent on corn for its biofuels.

By July 25, 2011


Climate impact threatens biodiesel future in EU

Europe's world-leading industry is now on the verge of being legislated out of existence after the studies reveal biodiesel's indirect impact cancels out most of its benefits.

By July 9, 2011


DOE sets aside $2 billion for concentrated solar

Conditional loan guarantees offered to two key solar projects in California.

By June 15, 2011


California approves Tessera solar plant

Tessera's Calico plant is expected to cost more than $2 billion and to power 200,000 to 500,000 homes, perhaps by late 2011.

By October 29, 2010


Solar thermal seeks U.S. breakthrough

The new technology could move the United States away from its dependence on fossil fuels--if it can overcome the high price tag for the massive plants needed.

By July 29, 2010


Obama commits billions to solar firms

Under pressure to spur job growth, president says two solar energy companies will get nearly $2 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to create as many as 5,000 green jobs.

By July 4, 2010