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ARPA-E Projects Receive more than $1.25 Billion in Private Follow-on Funding for Transformational Energy Technologies

DOE Looks to Mission Innovation to Further Energy R&D as ARPA-E Technologies Continue to Demonstrate Technical and Commercial Impact

Building on President Barack Obama’s announcement last week that 45 projects from Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) have secured more than $1.25 billion in private sector follow-on funding, ARPA-E today announced the full list of projects that have received private sector investment at the seventh annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. 

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Sharing Solar Power: Closer to a Reality in Maryland

A lot of hard work went into winning legislative approval for the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Project and now, its backers say the job is to get residents and businesses signed up. A lot of hard work went into winning legislative approval for the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Project and now, its backers say the job is to get residents and businesses signed up.

The idea is to allow businesses to put up solar panels, and community members can buy shares of the power that's generated.

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Senate Committee OKs "DARK Act"

The Senate Agriculture Committee has given approval to what opponents call the DARK Act, or Deny Americans the Right to Know.The Senate Agriculture Committee has given approval to what opponents call the DARK Act, or Deny Americans the Right to Know.

It would block states from putting genetically modified food labeling laws into place, and would reverse strict GMO laws that some states already have passed. Claire DiMattina, executive director of Food Policy Action, said it sends the message that we don't have the right to know what we're eating.

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World Watching Maryland's Water Wheel

It's called Mr. Trash Wheel, and it is powered by waves and sunlight. It was invented by Clearwater Mills, and now the company is getting interest and even some work orders from outside the U.S. An innovative way to clean the Baltimore Harbor is getting a lot of attention.

It's called Mr. Trash Wheel, and it is powered by waves and sunlight. It was invented by Clearwater Mills, and now the company is getting interest and even some work orders from outside the U.S.

Adam Lindquist, Healthy Harbor Initiative manager at the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, says Rio de Janeiro wants to buy a machine to clean up ahead of the Summer Olympics, and cities in Bali have inquired about buying one as well.

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Michael Belko Joins Empower Energies as Executive Vice President, Operations

Renewable Energy Industry Veteran Joins Company Leadership Team with a Focus on Project Acceleration and Operational Excellence

Empower Energies, a leading clean energy project solutions company, announced that Michael Belko has joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Operations. Belko brings to Empower over 30 years of experience in the renewable energy industry with diverse operations and management experience in high-growth companies.

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Saving the Bees in Maryland

Maryland has been losing its bee population. In 2012, 60 percent of the state's bees died off. Many Beekeepers and scientists believe that can be attributed to neonicotinoids, which are pesticides common in both agriculture and home gardening. They've been around for about 20 years and are used to control a variety of pests. Maryland has been losing its bee population. In 2012, 60 percent of the state's bees died off. Many Beekeepers and scientists believe that can be attributed to neonicotinoids, which are pesticides common in both agriculture and home gardening. They've been around for about 20 years and are used to control a variety of pests.

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