On June 11, DOE Secretary Chu announced more than $300 million worth of funding for a range of clean energy technologies—including carbon capture from coal, solar power, and high efficiency cars and trucks. The announcement included $240 million for the development of high efficiency commercial and passenger vehicles and the Department’s selection of 24 new solar projects to advance photovoltaic (PV) technology research, development, and design. The DOE also announced its plans to invest up to $27 million to develop the nation's solar installation training infrastructure. Secretary Chu also announced $11.3 million for nine projects that will develop pre-combustion carbon capture technologies that can reduce CO2 emissions in future coal-based integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants. To view the full announcement, click here.