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Government grants may provide direct funding to individuals or companies. They also pay for scientific research projects that develop new sources of energy. Grants don’t have to be repaid, unlike loans.

Federal funding is available for climate change research and education projects. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides monetary contribution to states as well as to cities, counties, and other local programs. The goal of ARRA is to support existing initiatives, so many of these projects form partnerships, with more funding provided by existing donor […]

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The State of Delaware provides funding to citizens to set up generators of renewable energy, partially funded by the ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is the federal support for state programs. Delaware organizations offer several types of grants, some for much larger amounts than the appliance rebates and retrofits which are available […]

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Connecticut residents have the opportunity to receive lots of money for setting up renewable energy systems and making their homes and businesses more energy efficient. The state of Connecticut provides funds through several of its own programs, and power companies also provide support. Connecticut Light and Power provides information about grants as well as energy […]

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The federal government funds battery research technology through Arpa-E grants. Project selections include the development of magnesium ion batteries by the company Pellion Technologies, according to Arpa-E. This type of battery is a new technology that potentially creates much more cost effective batteries for hybrid cars and other vehicles. Cost limitations of battery systems are […]

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The America COMPETES Act allocates federal money for scientific research programs. The recent legislation reauthorizes this act for 2010. This is good news, since it continues funding in several high tech areas, such as nanotechnology and fusion power. It continues funding to existing sustainable energy research programs such as the ARPA-E grants. Nanotechnology is one […]

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A team of workers in the North Coast of California has been awarded grant funding from the federal government to help make houses and other buildings in Humboldt and other counties energy efficient. Humboldt State University students and alumni, as well as municipal staff and workers at consulting firms, successfully gained $4.4 million in grants […]

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