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E-News Blast, No. 12, July 3, 2009

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July 14, 15 & 16, 2009 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Various locations

The Energy Commission staff has scheduled four workshops for small cities and counties to discuss the ARRA Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant energy program design, preliminary guidelines, and timelines for fund distribution.

Preliminary EECBG Guidelines Workshops - Same agenda for all workshops

July 14, 2009
San Diego (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Environmental Service Department, 1st Floor Auditorium

July 15, 2009
Santa Ana (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
City of Santa Ana, Hall of Administration

Redding (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Shasta County Administration Center

July 16, 2009
Ripon (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)
Council Chambers
This meeting will be broadcast by WebEx

The preliminary EECBG Guidelines will be available soon and posted at

An e-mail will be sent out to the recovery list server when the draft guidelines are available. For more information regarding these workshops go to:

July 15, 2009 - 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
California Energy Commission
Sacramento, CA

The Energy Commission ARRA Ad Hoc Committee (Chairman Karen Douglas and Commissioner Art Rosenfeld) will hold an overview workshop to discuss the status, schedule, and proposed funding areas for the Block Grants and State Energy Programs. This meeting will be broadcast by WebEx. For more information about this workshop and how to remotely attend go to:


Looking for a thumbnail update on the ARRA energy-related programs? Check out the weekly updated Summary at: (PDF file).


Energy Efficient Buildings: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the specific allocations for the $346 million for Energy Efficiency Building Technologies. To view the Funding Opportunity Announcements [FOAs] DE-FOA-0000118, DE-FOA-0000115, DE-FOA-0000099, DE-FOA-0000082, DE-FOA-0000057, DE-FOA-0000055 go to: [ ]

Wind Testing Facility: DOE released the FOA (DE-FOA-0000112) for $45 million for the development of a wind drive train testing facility. [ ]

Carbon Sequestration: DOE released FOA (DE-FOA-0000032) for Geologic CO2 Sequestration Training and Research for universities, colleges and college-affiliated research institutions. [ ]


Hydrogen Energy International LLC (Kern County) will receive $308 million in ARRA funding for their proposed innovative demonstration of advanced coal technology to advance carbon capture and storage. The proposed facility will design, construct, and operate an integrated gasification combined cycle power plant that converts coal and coke into hydrogen and CO2. [ ]

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