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U.S. Poised To Hand Over Millions To Another Solar Panel Start-Up

Reuters | Nichola Groom | Posted 11.23.2012 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A tiny solar company named SoloPower will flip the switch on production at a U.S. factory Thursday, a major step to...

The Obama Administration and the Environment: Real Progress (Change You Can Believe In)

Jerry Cope | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Jerry Cope

The environmental and renewable energy communities in particular are being courted as the president's environmental record has been criticized for not achieving his campaign promises of four years ago.

Where's the Oversight at Nuclear Labs? Hands-Off Approach Is Recipe for Disaster

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Project On Government Oversight

As the saying goes, "The fish rots from the head down." This is certainly the case at the Y-12 National Security Complex, where an 82-year-old nun and two accomplices recently broke in, raising serious questions about the DOE's security strategy.

Report: Obama Administration Approached Arnold Schwarzenegger About Cabinet Position

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

The White House talked with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger about a possible cabinet position in the Obama administration halfway through...

Mission Impossible? Not for 82-year-old Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist

Mia Steinle | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Mia Steinle

When a nuclear weapons facility can't stop infiltration by an octogenarian nun, it's time to reassess its security standards.

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.

'Green News Report' - June 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.07.2012 | 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: Congressi...

Knocking the Wind Out of U.S. Energy Options

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Renewables currently generate only about 5 percent of U.S. electricity, but by 2030 they have the potential to produce more than 40 percent, half coming from wind. And yet, unless Congress acts soon, the wind industry will have to trim its sails.

'Green News Report' - May 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.22.2012 | 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: Republica...

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey SmithiWatch NewsThe chairman of a House subcommittee that helps shape the nation's nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), has bee...

'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.