Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $47 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 14 projects across the country to support the development of new technologies that can improve energy efficiency in the information technology (IT) and communication technology sectors. “These Recovery Act projects will improve the efficiency of a strong and growing sector of the American economy. By reducing energy use and energy costs for the IT and telecommunications industries, this funding will help create jobs and ensure the sector remains competitive,” said Secretary Chu.
projects focus on equipment and software, power supply chain, and
The $47 million in federal
funds for these projects will be matched by more than $70 million in
private industry funding, for a total project value of more than $115
million. Yahoo! received the largest single award ($9.9 million).
SeaMicro ($9.3 million), HP ($7.4 million), and Power Assure ($5
million) also received large awards.
information on the grant selections, visithttp://bit.ly/8sBCx4 . For further
coverage, turn to Zinc Whiskers on p. 18.