06 Apr '12, 4pm

Energy Official Pens a Love Letter to Renewable Energy

Energy Official Pens a Love Letter to Renewable Energy

When it comes to explaining the Department of Energy’s loan program for clean energy companies, David G. Frantz, acting director of the agency’s Loan Programs Office ain’t no Shakespeare but he sure has a way with words. In a letter yesterday addressed to Senators Jeff Bingaman and Lisa Murkowski, Frantz made a passionate case for the use of public funds to keep America competitive in the “fierce global race” for new alternative energy technologies. The global race for clean energy Frantz’s letter was a response to a request for an update on DOE’s loan program from the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, of which Bingaman (D-NM) and Murkowski (R-AK) are Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively. The money quote comes about midway through the letter when Frantz writes: “From solar energy to wind to biofuels and more, the global market for clean energy technolo...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/06/doe-official-defends-...

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