• Energy Department Dec 15, 2020

    Things to Know About Jennifer Granholm, Biden's Energy Secretary

    President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Jennifer Granholm for Energy Secretary. Here are five things you need to know.

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2017

    A Coal Country Dispute Over an Alleged Trump Promise Unmet

    The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision one executive said breaks a personal promise from President Donald Trump to take the extraordinary step to benefit the industry. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order sought by companies seeking relief for plants it says...

  • Associated Press May 11, 2017

    Tunnel Collapse Latest Safety Issue at Nuclear Site

    The collapse of an underground tunnel containing radioactive waste that forced workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to shelter in place is the latest incident to raise safety concerns at the sprawling site that made plutonium for nuclear bombs for decades after World War II. Officials detected no release of radiation Tuesday and no workers were injured, said Randy Bradbury,...

  • Donald Trump Mar 3, 2017

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sworn in as Energy Secretary

    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry sworn in as secretary of the Department of Energy. The Senate confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as energy secretary under President Donald Trump earlier Thursday. The vote was 62-37. Perry — who once pledged to eliminate the department — has repeatedly promised be an advocate for the agency and to protect the...

  • Donald Trump Jan 16, 2017

    Trump Team Seeks Names of Energy Dept. Staff Who Worked on Climate Deal

    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency’s operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years. The detailed questionnaire seeks a list of all political appointees and senior executives and asks employees to offer their opinions on who “owns”...

  • Donald Trump Jan 16, 2017

    Trump Team Seeks Names of Energy Dept. Staff Who Worked on Climate Deal

    President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency’s operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years. The detailed questionnaire seeks a list of all political appointees and senior executives and asks employees to offer their opinions on who “owns”...

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