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Help Consumers Save Money by Saving Energy

(137) Comments | Posted July 11, 2011 | 2:53 PM

At a time when families are struggling to pay their energy bills, leaders in the House are pushing to roll back common-sense standards for residential lighting that save families money by saving energy.

It's important to remember that these standards were passed just a few years ago with overwhelming bipartisan...

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A Safe, Secure Nuclear Future

(580) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 12:22 PM

I am in Russia meeting with business, government and scientific leaders about opportunities for partnership between our two countries. One of the most important areas where we need to work together is on nuclear power and nuclear security.

In a speech I delivered earlier today, I mentioned a letter that...

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Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy

(34) Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 1:16 PM

Sometimes when one gets so focused on the daily tasks at hand, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture around us. But when you take a step back, it is an impressive canvass. Thanks to the hard work of everyone at the Department of Energy over the past...

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U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation Is Good for America and Good for the World

(138) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 6:33 PM

Chinese President Hu Jintao's arrival in the United States this week will spur a national conversation on a range of bilateral issues. One issue that deserves attention is an emerging success story: our work together to accelerate clean energy research and development.

For more than 30 years, science and technology...

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Building Clean Energy Partnerships With China and Japan

(62) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 10:47 AM

This week (November 14th-19th), I will be traveling to China and Japan to meet with government officials, business leaders and others to discuss the opportunities for partnership in clean energy -- partnerships that are important to America's economic competitiveness. China and Japan have made significant commitments to invest and develop...

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The White House Goes Solar

(225) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 11:05 AM

As you know, President Obama has a strong commitment to American leadership in solar technologies and the jobs they will create. Through the Recovery Act, we're supporting the deployment of today's solar technologies. And we will double our renewable energy generation capacity by 2012. We're also investing in the next...

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Dealing With the Issues of Nuclear Energy

(1292) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 11:43 AM

Next week I have the honor of leading the U.S. delegation to an annual conference that is critical to our national and energy security.

Every year, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the nuclear watchdog arm of the UN, gathers ministers from around the world to discuss ways to...

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BP Oil Spill Update

(266) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 1:42 PM

As you may know, I've spent much of the last three months working to help contain the BP oil spill. I recently returned from my seventh trip to Houston, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to update you on our work to seal the damaged well in...

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Energy Efficiency: Achieving the Potential, Realizing the Savings

(282) Comments | Posted March 16, 2010 | 3:15 PM

For the next few decades, energy efficiency is one of the lowest cost options for reducing US carbon emissions. Many studies have concluded that energy efficiency can save both energy and money. For example, a recent McKinsey report calculated the potential savings assuming a 7% discount rate, no price on...

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Weatherization: Saving Money by Saving Energy

(151) Comments | Posted October 30, 2009 | 10:49 AM

I've always been a bit of an energy efficiency nut.

I've made it my mission to cut the utility bills at every home we've owned. Long before I learned about the risks of climate change, I was fanatical about energy efficiency because I'm cheap.

Whenever...

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