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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.
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.
Germany's Solar Millennium, which develops utility-scale solar thermal projects, begins insolvency proceedings as a solar industry shakeout spreads.
National Research Council says that without "major technological innovation or policy changes" long-term targets for cellulosic biofuels are not likely to be met.
Critics say it is a failure of government policy, not science, that the U.S. is still so dependent on corn for its biofuels.
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.
Conditional loan guarantees offered to two key solar projects in California.
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.
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.
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.