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Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Historic Agreement to Slash Energy Use by Set-Top Boxes Will Save $1 Billion Annually

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

The agreement caps a year of negotiations between the pay-TV industry and efficiency advocates and is great news because it will save three power plants' worth of electricity -- and 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution that contributes to climate change -- every year by 2017.

Pay Zero Electric Bill. For Life.

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

In our interview of last June, Michael Liebreich, the CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, had a simple solution for market-weary investors -- at leas...

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...

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...

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...

Spotlight on School Safety

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 06.14.2013 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

We recognize the devastating impact that arrests and suspensions can have on young people, that's why today, the City Council is holding a hearing that will focus on alternatives designed to keep schools safe while at the same time reducing arrests or suspensions in schools.

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.

Lucia Graves

Ernest Moniz's Clean Coal Record Draws Environmentalists' Ire

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.14.2013 | Green

When President Barack Obama tapped MIT physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy earlier this month, environmentalists were quick to r...

New Cabinet Nominees

Al Gore | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Al Gore

If we do not slow our reckless pollution of the atmosphere and invest in new, clean sources of energy, we risk dangerously destabilizing our climate. I hope Obama's nominees will help our nation lead the world through the difficult challenges that lie ahead.

The Key to Big Oil's Sky-high Price Play: Keystone Export XL

Carl Pope | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It's time for everyone to wake up. Transportation fuel doesn't have to cost $4 a gallon. The oil industry is terrified prices might fall. They want government to bail them out, and guarantee permanent high prices.

Radioactive Metal in Our Homes -- The Nuclear Family Is About to Get a Little More Radioactive

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Since the 1980s, the DOE and the NRC have been cooking up a scheme to recycle radioactive scrap metals back into a wide variety of products from metal water bottles to your children's braces.

Budget for MOX Program Cut by 75 Percent

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program at the Savannah River Site was targeted for possible cancellation last fall, but ongoing discussions resulted in a recent lifeline offered by a top Department of Energy official, which appears to have been accepted by the White House.

Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor's Tobacco Roots

Steve Horn | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

With easily apparent deep-seated roots dating back to the halcyon days of Big Tobacco, the DOE's NERA selection raises the question: Can one view the NERA/Obama DOE economic findings on LNG exports as anything but a deeply cynical PR ploy?

Leave the Kids Out of the Picture

Amanda Kraus | Posted 03.27.2013 | Education
Amanda Kraus

In his NYT piece, Al Baker highlights one of the most problematic components of this issue: the glaring disparity between the racial breakdown of general education classes and G&T classes.

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Back in July, an 82-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists breached the security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. Since then, it's only gotten worse for the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration.

Teacher Paid $75,000 Livestreams Himself Doing Nothing In 'Rubber Room'

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Staten Island teacher Francesco Portelos has been streaming live video of his stint in a pseudo Department of Education “rubber room” as he awaits...

Your Child Has Gone to the Highest Bidder

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

With the number of children diagnosed with special needs on the rise, the DOE seems to have concocted a quick fix solution to keeping up with supply and demand. However, they've neglected to take into consideration one of the most vital components of the provider-child relationship: the actual relationship

Dubiously Closing the Achievement Gap

Anjali Deshpande | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Anjali Deshpande

The Virginia Department of Education has essentially institutionalized low expectations.

Saki Knafo

At White House Panel On Homeless Kids, Some Say Obama Isn't Helping Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact

Carrie Parker likes to say that her story isn't a "typical homeless story." It started with a teenager "knocking on my door, asking for a place to sta...

Why Should Nuke Loan Guarantees Cost Less Than Student or Home Loans?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The terms DOE is offering the builders of the Vogtle atomic reactors have only become partially public through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. We still may not know all the details.

Lucia Graves

GSA Hearings An Attempt To Label Obama 'Big Spender,' GOP Lawmaker Admits

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Republican lawmakers sought to tie the White House to the General Services Administration scandal, Rep. John Mica (R) on Tuesday c...

Innovation Requires Risk, but... Government Risk?

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

The lesson that seems to be lost on Capitol Hill these days is that it's not about investing in winners. It's about hedging bets by investing in a number of innovative technologies knowing that some will thrive and others will lead to new ones that thrive.