You hear it all the time from Trump supporters, the tired old shibboleths about “government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers,” and about the mythical “level playing field” in business. Then you realize all those pious platitudes are just so much bilgewater designed to disguise what they really mean, which is they want to use […]
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Last April, the Energy Department embarked on a new grid study that seemed pre-wired to support the coal industry, but the process has gone through more twists and turns than the Coney Island Cyclone and it just keeps getting more…interesting. In the latest development, the US Department of Energy has announced a $20 million funding […]
By Taxpayers for Common Sense Golden Fleece Award Goes to Department of Energy for Federal Spending on Small Modular Reactors The federal government is in the process of wasting more than half a billion dollars to pay large, profitable companies for what should be their own expenses for research & development (R&D) and licensing related […]
[social_buttons] As I described in an earlier post, I was privileged to attend a DOE-sponsored scientific meeting last week about how the fast-moving science of “Genomics” is being applied to issues related to climate change. This was a meeting of scientists who are using state-of-the-art genetic technology, and in this post I’ll talk about how they are using […]
Beginning in the fall, consumers will have access – through existing state-level energy efficiency incentive programs – $300 million in stimulus funds made available as rebates for energy efficient appliances.
The Department of Energy (DOE) announced today it will fund $27.6 million for next generation carbon capture methods using geologic storage. Suspiciously, this announcement follows on the heals of the State Department’s approval of a pipeline from Canada’s tar sands to the United States.
While I know the details of climate policy can be a little dry at times, I didn’t know it was quite this sleep-inducing.
Members of Michigan’s Congressional Delegation are pushing to double a $25 billion Energy Department program designed that provides loans to U.S. automakers and parts suppliers for advanced technology retooling.
In a presidential memorandum to the Secretary of Energy, President Obama has ordered the DOE to come into compliance with three decade-old energy efficiency laws, starting this year with nine categories of products, including ovens, vending machines, microwave ovens, dishwashers and light bulbs.
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that it plans to take advantage of the recent decline in crude oil prices, and has issued a solicitation to purchase approximately 12 million barrels of crude oil for the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to replenish supplies sold following hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.
President Bush’s recent designation, and subsequent nomination, of F. Chase Hutto III as acting Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Domestic Policy of the Department of Energy (DOE) is starting to raise some eyebrows
The partnership will certainly make use of Iceland’s experience with geothermal energy. Together with hydropower, the tiny island nation in the North Atlantic gets 99% of its electricity from renewables.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will provide $36 million for 15 projects aimed at furthering the development of new and cost-effective technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants.
While Karsner has not given any reason for the resignation, the underlying point is that he resigned from a one-of -a-kind job at a time when there is major political discord about how the U.S. should be moving forward with its energy policy. The news came on the same day that, for the fourth time this summer, Senate Republicans blocked an attempt to extend funding for renewable energy tax credit.