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Los Alamos Lab Waste Transfer Challenged In Federal Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Three groups are challenging the shipment of radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico to Utah through Colora...

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.

Nuclear Weapon Drivers Got Drunk During Transport Missions

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal agents hired to transport nuclear weapons and components sometimes got drunk while on convoy missions, a government watchdo...

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 sl...

Let's Seize the Opportunity to Pass a Renewable Electricity Standard This Year

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

Let's hope that a bipartisan group of six U.S. senate visionaries can accomplish what so far has eluded those of us hoping to bring more clean energy ...

Energy Department Commits $1 Billion To Clean Coal Project

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it has formally committed $1 billion in federal stimulus money to the recently r...

Colorado Nuke Drilling Experiment Still Concerning Citizens 41 Years Later

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PARACHUTE, Colo. — It may go down as one of the most bizarre nuclear experiments ever tried. In 1969, the government detonated a subterranean n...

Energy Secretary Steven Chu Discusses Gulf Oil Spill And Energy Policy With Maddow (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Welcome to the brutal world of the most important policy issue in the world that no one can stand to talk about for very long. What cause for optimis...

HuffPost Spotlight Series: Let's Innovate!

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

Leading through innovation is what the 15 "Featured Doers" in HuffPost's inaugural Spotlight Series are all about. Some are recognizable names. Others are not. But they're all innovators and trend-setters in their respective fields.

Senators to Obama: Stop Sending Clean Energy Jobs Abroad

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

Four Democratic Senators want to ensure that tax dollars are creating clean energy manufacturing jobs in America, not China. Now, they are under vigorous attack by the Obama Administration and multinational companies, many of whom have heavily subsidized operations in Europe and Asia.

Cash for Refrigerators: Appliance Trade-Ins Are The Latest Stimulus Idea

BusinessWeek | Matthew Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A $300 million cash-for-clunkers-type federal program to boost sales of energy-efficient home appliances provides a glimmer of hope for beleaguered ma...

Energy Department To Award $3.3B For Smart Power Grids

Business First of Louisville: | Vandana Sinha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Department of Energy said it plans to unlock $3.3 billion in federal stimulus grants, of up to $200 million apiece, to companies and utilities to ...

Ford, Nissan, Tesla To Get Govt Loans

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — Cultivating the next generation of fuel-efficient vehicles, the Obama administration said Tuesday it would lend $5.9 billion t...

Vehicle Hydrogen Fuel Cells Killed

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is there a White House technology double-standard, is it Obama-ish realism or are oil companies lobbying as they must to keep their black gold from turning into clean, abundant hydrogen?

Gasoline Prices Up $.25/Gallon in Two Weeks -- Time to Refocus on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is time for the Obama administration to show it is cognizant of the creeping upward push of oil and gasoline prices and its impact on a still very fragile economy.

Auto bill clears House; Should it pass the Senate, too?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

And now, it's on to the Senate! The House today passed, 237 to 170, HR 7321, the automotive loan bailout bill, and has sent it on to the Senate. H...

Oil futures jump to record over $115 on supply concerns

AP | JOHN WILEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Crude futures made their first foray past $115 Wednesday, propelled to a new record by concerns about how much gas will be available ...

Gas Prices Near Records, Following Oil

AP | JOHN WILEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Gasoline prices were poised Monday to set a new record at the pump, having surged to within half a cent of their record high of $3.22...

Oil Jumps on Surprise Supply Drop

AP | JOHN WILEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Oil surged Wednesday, rising a remarkable $5 a barrel to a new record over $104 after the government reported a surprise drop in crud...

Gas Prices Jump, but May Not Stay High

AP | JOHN WILEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Gas prices jumped Friday to their highest level since June, a possible preview of what many analysts believe will be a record spike i...

Analysts: Expect Gas Prices To Surge In Spring

Los Angeles Times | Ronald D. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gasoline could average $3.75 a gallon across the U.S. in a few months, pushing the price in California up and over the $4 mark, energy analysts said W...

Bush Signs Fuel Efficiency Bill To Combat Oil Dependency, Global Warning

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Bush signed into law Wednesday legislation that will bring more fuel-efficient vehicles into auto showrooms and require wider use of ethanol...