Tag Archives: Recovery Act

More than 4 years after its enactment, oversight of energy spending under the ‘Recovery Act’ continues

It’s been more than four years since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act”) into law February 17, 2009 (Public Law 111-5). Yet questions and issues regarding the spending of energy-related Recovery Act funding continue. The latest includes an audit from the Department of Energy Office of Inspector General … Continue Reading

DOE Grant Announcements: Solar, Marine & Hydrokinetic Technologies

This post was also written by Henry King. Overview The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced the availability of more than $171 million in grants, cooperative agreements, and technology-investment agreements “to expand and accelerate the development, commercialization, and use of solar and water power technologies throughout the United States“.  This funding continues a strong emphasis in … Continue Reading

TIGER II Roars Again: Continuation of Stimulus Act Transportation Funding

This post was also written by Jonathan Benner and Matt Thomas. The Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $600 million in grants for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure for projects that “will have a significant impact on the Nation; a metropolitan area; or a region” (Docket No. DOT-OST-2010-0076).  This program is a continuation … Continue Reading

President Signs Into Law $17.6 Billion Jobs Creation Package

This post was also written by Jim Burns. This week, President Obama signed into law a $17.6 billion jobs creation package passed by Congress, H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (“HIRE Act”). This legislation includes incentives for businesses to hire the unemployed; extension of infrastructure programs affecting surface transportation, energy, and school construction projects; … Continue Reading
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