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'Green News Report' - March 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - March 14, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Energy Department Hacked, Personal Data of Employees Stolen

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

Hackers broke into the computer network of the Department of Energy last month and stole personal data belonging to several hundred employees and cont...

Another Obama Cabinet Member To Step Down

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Steven Chu is stepping down. The Energy Department said Friday Chu has offered his resignation to ...

No 'Oops Moment' for Congressman Who Suggests Eliminating Energy Department

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On KFKA radio's Amy Oliver Show Tuesday, Congrassman Cory Gardner suggested that the federal Energy Department is "something we ought to look at and see whether or not they are actually justified to be there anyway."

Obama Administration Gave Company $1 Million On DAY It Filed For Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Obama administration provided struggling battery maker A123 Systems Inc with nearly $1 million on the day it fil...

Utility's Close Ties To Obama Led To Better Access

The New York Times | ERIC LIPTON | Posted 08.23.2012 | Green

Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it “the president’s utility...

Wasting Time With Nuclear Waste

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Haste makes waste--unless you're talking about nuclear power. In that case, delay makes waste--tens of thousands of tons of it.

Sharon Silke Carty

Dan Coats: Hurry Up, DOE, And Approve Those Loans | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

An Indiana senator who last fall became one of the most vocal critics of the government's automaker advanced tech loan program -- calling it a process...

New Nuclear Construction Will Help Secure U.S. Energy Technology Leadership

J. Scott Peterson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
J. Scott Peterson

The Energy Department, which is 15 years in arrears of meeting contractual obligations to take used uranium fuel rods from commercial reactors, now will make recommendations to Congress to revamp the program. This is a political problem however, not a technical challenge.

White House: Energy Department Loan Oversight Needs Overhaul

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green

* Struggling to fill key positions to manage loans * Did not evaluate failed loan to Solyndra * Chu: will review ideas, ...

We Were the 99%

Paul Gallay | Posted 04.07.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

But the fact that fracking isn't safe may not be enough to stop it. After all, President Obama himself delivered a veritable infomercial for fracking during his State of the Union address, pushing it as a source of cheap, reliable energy.

A Sort of Happy New Year for the New Science Budget

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 03.11.2012 | Science
Jonathan D. Moreno

Considering how bad it could have been, science didn't fare all that poorly in the budget bill that President Obama signed on December 23.

Lucia Graves

Report Reveals Risks Of Energy Department Loan Program | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new independent report on the Department of Energy's 1705 loan guarantee program found it to be in good financial health, with the maj...

Exxon Profits Ironically Jump 41% While Our Government Snoozes Away

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Ironically, Exxon's significant increase in profits of late comes after its Chairman and CEO virtually pleaded in May with the pooh-bahs of the Senate Finance Committee to rein in the excessive speculation, if not manipulation, of oil on the commodity exchanges.

Obama Administration Bet Big On Risky Companies With Questionable Ties

iWatch News | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

An investigation by iWatch News and ABC News found that the DOE’s bet carries risks for taxpayers, triggering concern from industry observers and go...

Issa's Actions, Claims Collide

Bloomberg | By Jim Snyder | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

Republican Representative Darrell Issa, who said government subsidies to specific companies can encourage corruption, sought U.S. help in the past for...

Despite Criticisms, Some GOPers Sought Clean-Energy Money For Home States

The New York Times | ERIC LIPTON | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the Senate floor and the television airwaves, Senator Mitch McConnell has lambasted the Obama administration over what he has describ...

Stimulus funds for W. Virginia's handicapped and poor instead goes for lobbying, consulting

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Few internal controls over $38 million sent to state for energy weatherizationBy Evan Bush, iWatch NewsFederal audits are turning up misspent taxpayer...

The New York Times Pumps for Higher Oil/Gas Prices

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Far be it for the New York Times to take up the cudgel of oil prices being a gamed market and that the recent sell off is but the timid beginnings of a return to market conditions without "fraud and manipulation".

Taxpayer Billions Could Fall Short In Creating New Jobs, More Efficient Cars

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk The Center For Public Intergrity An Energy Department loan program meant to create jobs and spur development of ...

Major Obama Fundraiser Benefits From Millions In Federal Loans

The Center for Public Integrity | Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk The Center For Public Integrity In connecting green technology startups with government money, Silicon Valley ve...

Chu: Will America Miss Its "Sputnik Moment" on Energy?

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

America is at a "Sputnik moment," Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said today. The government's next moves will determine whether the country leads the clean-tech race -- or loses it to China.

Obama's Stimulus: 'The Most Ambitious Energy Legislation In History'

TIME | Michael Grunwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For starters, the Recovery Act is the most ambitious energy legislation in history, converting the Energy Department into the world's largest venture-...

Green News Report: October 5, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic slud...