The Hill reports:
The Energy Department announced Tuesday it will soon take applications for up to $8 billion in federal loan guarantees for projects and developing technologies that reduce carbon emissions from extracting and burning fossil fuels.
The draft request related Tuesday for fossil fuel technologies and projects that reduce greenhouse emissions is open for comment until September and is slated for finalization this fall.
The move is part of the climate agenda President Obama revealed last week. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has been busy promoting the loan guarantees as a rebuttal to attacks from industry and mostly GOP lawmakers that the president’s agenda amounts to a “war on coal.”