USDA issues call for applications for REAP funding

On May 26, 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is accepting applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants and loan guarantees. REAP (Section 9007 of the 2008 Farm Bill) is the former Section 9006 under the 2002 Farm Bill and provides incentives for the development/construction of renewable energy projects, such […]

Wisconsin awarded federal grants for renewable energy work

RENEW Wisconsin and three post-secondary schools captured more than $1 million for projects to help the federal government address market and deployment challenges identified in a 2008 Department of Energy report. RENEW Wisconsin will use part of the funds to develop a one-stop online source of information for wind developers, state and local policymakers and […]

Clean-Energy Industry in the Doldrums

Note: In today’s edition of the Wall Street Journal, Russell Gold wrote a short piece about investments in renewable energy, citing information (released on April 2, 2009) from the research firm, New Energy Finance, Ltd. Investment in renewable energy has hit a lull as private-sector money is drying up, but the bulk of government funding […]