iOS app Android app

Department of Energy

Obama's Upside-Down Nuclear Weapons Policy

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

At the same time President Obama has been pressing for further reductions in U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, the National Nuclear Security Administration is planning to spend $60 billion over the next 25 years to replace existing nuclear weapons with a suite of new warheads.

A Radioactive Poster Child for Government Waste

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The government's plans for the construction of a new uranium processing facility are so ridiculous that it could be a poster child for wasteful and unnecessary spending.

DOE: Furloughed Staff Can Take Jobs In Coffee Shops, But Not As Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Energy employees who had been previously sheltered from the government shutdown are now starting to get notice that they, ...

The Climate Post: Leadership Change in the White House

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Heather Zichal, President Barack Obama's top energy and climate adviser, announced plans this week to step down. Zichal has advised the president sinc...

Cracking The Code on Residential Solar!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Today my organization SmartPower, in partnership with The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) released a groundbreaking ...

Our Fossil-Fueled Future

Michael Klare | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Klare

If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy are right, the startling "new" fuels of 2040 will be oil, coal, and natural gas -- and we will find ourselves on a baking, painfully uncomfortable planet.

Flexible Grid, Renewable Energy Offer Hope for Future

Rhone Resch | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

What have we learned 10 years after the largest blackout in U.S. history? Well, for one thing, solar power and other renewables are more important than ever when it comes to our nation's energy security and grid reliability.

The Nation's Electric Grid: Looking Back at 2003 and How Far We've Come

Patricia Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Patricia Hoffman

We are a nation with a history of looking at what needs to be done, learning from our experiences, and then taking action. We must -- and we will -- continue doing what needs to be done so that our nation is prepared to meet these evolving challenges.

The Grey Twilight of Veterans' Preference

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

On the face of it, the Veterans' Preference Act seems fair and just -- recognition of the hardships of battle, the economic stress of military service, the delayed career progression, and the emotional toll on family and self. And yet, it is highly convoluted and controversial.

Reduce Risk, Increase Clean Energy

Lewis Milford | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

This is a new challenge for the clean energy sector. It means moving away from the heavy reliance on tax equity-driven, one-off transaction way of financing clean energy, with its attendant high transaction costs.

Greening the Grid: Interview With National Grid US President Tom King

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

This month, while I was researching electric vehicle power stations, I came across a Northeastern utility company that is leading the nation in the pu...

The Price of Oil Is Rigged

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

There is no transparency whatsoever in the trading of oil on the commodity exchanges. We don't know who is taking positions and for whose account.

Philippine Province Goes Dark Due To Unpaid Bill

AP | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines — An entire province in the Philippines has been plunged into darkness after the national power grid operator cut off supply...

Massive Nonproliferation Program May Expand Nuclear Stockpile

Center For Public Integrity | Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith Center for Public Integrity A multibillion-dollar U.S.-led effort to stem the threat of a terrorist nuclea...

Obama Administration Quietly Approved Big Change

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Back in January, President Barack Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union speech that if Congress did not act on climate change, his administration...

The eGallon: How Much Cheaper Is It to Drive on Electricity?

Dan Leistikow | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Dan Leistikow

Visit energy.gov/egallon to see your states eGallon price How much does it cost to commute to work or drive across town? The price of gasoline is po...

Energy Department Official Accused Of Nepotism

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — At least a dozen children or other relatives of Energy Department officials have received summer jobs at the department in apparent...

Friday Trash Dump: Obama DOE Approves Second Fracked Gas LNG Export Terminal

Steve Horn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Given the myriad ties that bind, it's tough to fathom any other decision being made by the DOE on Freeport or any other LNG export terminal from here on out. And the ecological consequences of that will be disastrous.

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

"Resilience" Expanding Support for Renewable Energy

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last week, the wine-making town of Sebastopol became the second California city after Lancaster to require that solar panels be installed in all new b...

GOP Rep. Sought Funds From Loans Program He Probed

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.26.2013 | Green

In a contentious House subcommittee hearing more than a little reminiscent of the Solyndra hearings, Republicans on Wednesday attacked the Department ...

GOP's New Solyndra?

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Has the GOP found its new Solyndra? On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee held a hearing titled, "Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Departmen...

Cut Nukes Now

William Hartung | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

The Obama administration has a lot on its plate at the moment, from North Korea to gun control to immigration to ongoing budget battles with the Congress. But despite these challenges, it can and must vigorously pursue the president's stated goal of eliminating nuclear weapons.

Ties That Bind: Ernest Moniz, Keystone XL Contractor, American Petroleum Institute and Fracked Gas

Steve Horn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

In other words, the gas industry isn't joking about its desires to export shale gas to the global market, despite paying homage to the necessity to frack for "national security" and domestic energy purposes.

Arthur Delaney

Pink Slips, An Anniversary, And 50 Million Gallons Of Radioactive Sludge

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

When Travis Stephens first heard the word "sequestration," he thought it was nothing to worry about. "They said the sequestration -- they talked a...