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'Green News Report' - May 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.17.2012 | 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: House GOP...

Working With Energy

Tom Fox | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Michael Kane is the chief human capital officer (CHCO) at the Department of Energy, where he advises and assists the secretary of energy and other officials in selecting, developing, training and managing a skilled workforce.

Where Gas Prices Are Heading

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. gasoline prices dropped for a third straight week and marked the first year-on-year decline si...

Earth Day Call to Service: Vote Green and Clean in 2012

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A generation of Earth Days has conditioned millions of us to be green in our homes yet we must apply the same ethic to our politics if we want to save our planet and our democracy. What must we do? Vote green and clean in 2012.

Green Lethargy Among College Students? Not So Fast!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Brian F. Keane

Energy users will more often than not take action because of the simple reasoning that it's just stupid to power a device when it's not in use. The environmental value comes in as a byproduct of the smart energy action they just made.

America's Reckless Nuclear Policies Have Got to End

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

We shouldn't gamble away another cent towards this destructive and dangerous energy technology. I will fight to end these spending policies and instead aim federal funding toward clean, safe, renewable energy -- the type that we can all feel comfortable living next to.

Nuclear Power's Green Mountain Grassroots Demise

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

If the citizens of Vermont can shut Yankee, a dam will be breached and the post-Fukushima power of a rising grassroots tsunami will be made tangible. Solartopia will be that much closer.

Lucia Graves

Energy Secretary Gives Himself A Grade For Department's Handling Of Oil And Gas Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Tuesday that the Department of Energy deserves "better than an A-" for its role in reducing the price o...

Jason Linkins

The Washington Post Should Probably Alert Readers To Changing Terrible Light Bulb Math

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

Washington Post staff writer Peter Whoriskey did his level-best last week to ridicule the Department of Energy for bestowing it's "L Prize" -- a "cont...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Deny Their Support Of Green Energy Is Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republicans are complaining that Energy Secretary Steven Chu has mischaracterized GOP lawmakers' attempts to speed up federal...

'Embarrassing' Fed Program Kills Green Automaker

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

Another company has cried uncle and withdrawn from a federal program designed to help green companies invest in U.S. manufacturing. Start-up auto ...

Arun Majumdar Should Be Confirmed as Undersecretary of Energy

James M. Gentile | Posted 04.24.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

The Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the nomination on December 15. More than two months later, Dr. Majumdar's confirmation has gone no further.

Chrysler's Surprising Move On Fuel Efficiency

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

Chrysler has decided to pull out of its bid for a $3.5 billion loan from the Department of Energy, one which would have helped the automaker reconfigu...

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, ...

Hydrokinetic Power: The Next Wave in Renewable Energy?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Peter Hanlon

Imagine expanding the number of tidal turbines in NYC's East River over the next ten years -- enough to ultimately generate about 1 megawatt of electricity, enough to power 9,500 New York homes.

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Audit Release Prompts Republicans To Run Victory Laps

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) took a victory lap on Thursday when it was announced that Herb Allison, the man tasked with reviewing th...

Sarah Palin, as Energy Secretary, Would Be in Charge of Our Nuclear Program

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Romney, Santorum and Paul should be asked whether they would consider Governor Palin for such a post. A "yes" even to a question as benign as"consider?" is enough not only to doubt their judgment, but more than enough to be frightened for our future.

Keystone Fight Continues as Obama Administration Touts Need for Energy Policy

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

With the decision to deny the pipeline permit, it was fitting that Secretary of Energy Steven Chu spoke of Obama's plan to reduce oil imports by one-third by 2025, modernize the electric grid, support fuel-efficient vehicles, and invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Problems Plague Cleanup At Hanford Nuclear Waste Site

USA Today | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green

HANFORD SITE, Wash. – Seven decades after scientists came here during World War II to create plutonium for the first atomic bomb, a new generation i...

Perry Names A New Government Agency He Would Cut, Leaving Out One

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry named a different government agency he would cut as president in an interview on a Savannah, Georgia radio station Friday mornin...

Ryan Grim

Nuclear Power Play Reveals Washington's 'Ugly Underbelly'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A feud at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where five presidentially appointed commissioners oversee the safety of the nation's nuclea...

What Nuclear Weapons Cost Us -- It's the Right Time for a Debate

Joel Rubin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

An open, transparent debate is essential to ensuring that citizens and policymakers alike have the right information in their hands when deciding about our country's future spending on both nuclear weapons and their related programs.

Ryan Grim

Beyond Solyndra: Goldman Sachs Profited Off Energy Loans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Goldman Sachs' decision to handle the doomed Solyndra loan earned the investment banking giant, along with a nifty payday, bad press tha...

Taxpayers Left in the Dark When It Comes to Nuclear Weapons Spending

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

So, how much does the U.S. spend on nuclear weapons? The only way to know for sure is for the administration to be more transparent about its nuclear spending, and to make a complete, detailed budget available to the public.

Lucia Graves

Report Reveals Risks Of Energy Department Loan Program

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...