Biden pitches renewable energy tech as key to tackling climate crisis in Colorado visit

| Posted in In the News

President Joe Biden on Tuesday touted technology emerging from a renewable energy lab in a Denver suburb as a central component of his plan to combat climate change while modernizing infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs. "Yes, we face a crisis, but we face a crisis with an unprecedented opportunity to create jobs for the future," Biden said after touring the National Renewable Energy Labor...

Perlmutter Applauds DOE Investment for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. These investments will advance technologies to create replacements for petroleum fuels use...

Look mom, no driver!

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Goldenites got a glimpse of the future on Aug. 10 and it likely looked a little funny. That’s because it took the form of several white, toaster-resembling vehicles that will be making the rounds on campus and around downtown Golden for the next year at the speed of 12 miles an hour. The shuttles, which the school has christened Mines Rovers and are intended to transport students as well as the pu...

Nation's largest self-driving electric shuttle network launches

| Posted in In the News

GOLDEN, Colo. — The country’s biggest fleet of low-speed, self-driving electric shuttles hit the road on Tuesday in a major step forward for the electric vehicle sector. The unveiling here adds momentum to an industry that is poised to get a significant boost from the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress. “We will write the next chapter in the world’s transportation history — in a time w...

Perlmutter Applauds House Passage of FY22 Funding Bills, Including Millions for 7th Congressional District

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) applauded the passage of nine FY 2022 appropriations bills in the U.S. House of Representatives this week. These bills included nearly all of his Community Project Funding (CPF) requests, which in total would bring $7.6 million for Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. The projects range from infrastructure improvements and critical service...

House passes bill to add Amache National Historic Site to the National Park System

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WASHINGTON D.C. (KRDO) -- Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to establish the Amache National Historic Site, a former Japanese American incarceration facility, as part of the National Park System. In April, Representatives Joe Neguse (D), Ken Buck (R), Jason Crow (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), and Diana DeGette (D) co-sponsored the Amache National Historic Site Act. The bill states will pr...

U.S. Dept. of Energy Announces New $60 Million Investment to Increase Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million in funding for its largest-ever cohort of university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), which assist small- and medium-sized manufacturers in reducing their carbon emissions and lowering energy costs, while training the next generation of energy-efficiency workers. The groundbreaking investment will help re...

Perlmutter Leads Colleagues in Urging for Robust Funding for National Labs

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – This week U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Bill Foster (IL-11) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led 20 of their colleagues in a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting $30.5 billion for the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories in upcoming infrastructure investments. The $30.5 billion will match President Biden’s proposal for DOE National Laboratories funding in the...

Perlmutter Holds Hearing on Risks of Climate Change to U.S. Financial System

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), as Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, held a hearing to explore how best to identify and mitigate climate risks that affect the U.S. financial system. The hearing comes on the heels of Perlmutter’s recent introduction of the Green Neighborhoods Act - a bill aimed at making the housing sector more e...

Perlmutter Amendment to Expand National Science Foundation’s Wildfire Risk and Resilience Passes House

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Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act, the five-year reauthorization of the National Science Foundation, which included an amendment from U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) to enhance wildfire research. Perlmutter’s amendment will ensure NSF’s risk and resilience research focuses on wildfire science and t...

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