• Infrastructure Apr 8

    Secretary Granholm: Infrastructure Bill Will Create ‘Millions' of Jobs

    Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm voiced support for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure legislation on Thursday, saying that the bill would create “millions” of jobs in the green technology and energy fields. “We want to create good paying jobs all across the country,” Granholm said. “And there will be millions of them if this is passed.”

  • 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.

  • United Kingdom Nov 2, 2019

    UK Halts Fracking Ahead of Election; Some Want Permanent Ban

    The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the action an election stunt and demanded a permanent ban. The government said the decision was based on a finding by the Oil and Gas Authority that it is...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Trump Taps Energy Department's No. 2 to Take Over for Perry

    President Donald Trump on Friday tapped Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to succeed Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who is expected to leave the agency’s top post at the end of the year, NBC News reported. Brouillette — whose broad experience in Washington’s backrooms includes stints as a top lobbyist for the Ford Motor Company, the chief of staff for the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    5 Facts: Dan Brouillette

    President Donald Trump has nominated Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    Energy Secretary Perry Says He Is Resigning by Year's End

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence. Perry’s long-rumored departure comes as he is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president’s dealings with Ukraine, the focus of an ongoing impeachment inquiry.

  • Donald Trump Oct 15, 2019

    E.U. Ambassador to Testify That Ex-Ukraine Ambassador Was ‘Great' Despite Trump Ouster

    U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will tell Congress on Thursday that he thought Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was “great” and that he has nothing negative to say about her performance as ambassador to Ukraine, despite her removal from the job by President Donald Trump. A person with knowledge of Sondland’s testimony tells NBC News that Yovanovitch was an...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    House Democrats Subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry

    House Democrats subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday as part of their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. The chairmen of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees sent Perry a subpoena asking him to provide documents related to a Ukrainian state-owned energy company as well as his involvement in a July call between Trump...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Aide: Perry Pushed Trump for Ukraine Call, for Energy Issues

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry encouraged President Donald Trump to speak to Ukraine’s president — but on energy and economic issues, Perry’s spokeswoman said Sunday, addressing Perry’s role in a telephone call that’s at the center of a congressional impeachment probe for Trump. “Secretary Perry absolutely supported and encouraged the president to speak to the new president of Ukraine to discuss...

  • Donald Trump Jan 10, 2019

    Pompeo, in Iraq, Seeks to Reassure Kurds on Syria Withdrawal

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought Wednesday to reassure U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria that they will be safe after American troops withdraw from the country. Amid confusion over plans to implement President Donald Trump’s pullout order and threats from Turkey to attack the Kurds, Pompeo made an unannounced stop in Iraq while on a weeklong trip to the Middle...

  • Congress Jul 24, 2018

    Congress Drops Bid to Loosen Supervision of Nuclear Agency

    Congress is abandoning an effort to loosen Cabinet control over an agency responsible for securing the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. A provision in a defense policy bill would have removed the National Nuclear Security Administration from direct control of the Energy Department, where it’s been housed since its creation in 2000.

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2018

    House Bill Would Revive Mothballed Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump

    The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say a bill slated for a vote Thursday would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three decades. More than 80,000 metric tons of spent fuel from commercial nuclear...

  • President Mar 14, 2018

    Trump Considering Rick Perry to Take Over Veterans Affairs: AP Source

    President Donald Trump is considering ousting embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has faced an insurgency within his department and fresh allegations that he used a member of his security detail to run personal errands.

  • Donald Trump Feb 4, 2018

    WH to Pull Nomination of Top Environmental Adviser, Climate Change Skeptic

    The White House late Saturday confirmed plans to withdraw the nomination of a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as President Donald Trump’s top environmental adviser, NBC News reported. Kathleen Hartnett White was announced last October as Trump’s choice to chair the Council on Environmental Quality. She had served under former Texas Gov. Rick...

  • Donald Trump Jan 9, 2018

    Energy Agency Rejects Trump Bid to Boost Coal, Nuclear Power

    An independent energy agency on Monday rejected a Trump administration plan to bolster coal-fired and nuclear power plants, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to boost the struggling coal industry. The decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was unexpected and comes amid repeated promises by Trump to revive coal as the nation’s top power source. The...

  • United States Nov 4, 2017

    US Report Contradicts Trump Team: Warming Mostly Man-Made

    A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human’s role in climate change. The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments required every four years. A draft showing how warming affects the U.S. was also published. Despite fears by some...

  • NBC Nov 2, 2017

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry Says Fossil Fuels Can Prevent Sexual Assault

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday he believes fossil fuels can be helpful in preventing sexual assault....
    Perry explained at an energy policy event in Washington hosted by Axios and NBC News that he believes fossil fuels will positively affect people’s lives — so much so it could help prevent sexual assault....
    “But also from the standpoint of sexual assault, when the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 24, 2017

    Climate Change Already Costing US Billions in Losses: Gov't Study

    A non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise as devastating storms, floods, wildfires and droughts become more frequent in the coming decades. A Government Accountability Office report released Monday said the federal government has spent more than $350 billion over the last decade on disaster...

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2017

    Ex-Energy Regulators Denounce Trump Bid to Boost Coal, Nuclear

    Eight former federal energy regulators — including five former commission chairs — oppose a Trump administration plan to bolster nuclear and coal-fired power plants, arguing it would raise prices and disrupt electricity markets....
    The former officials, who served under presidents from both parties, call the plan “a significant step backward.”...
    The plan by Energy Secretary Rick Perry would reward nuclear and coal-fired...

  • director Sep 1, 2017

    Texas Faces Long Recovery From Harvey, Rising Financial Toll

    As floodwaters receded and rescuers searched waterlogged neighborhoods for more potential victims, Houston officials began turning their attention to finding temporary housing for those in shelters and getting enough gasoline for people to fill up cars — but also to the city’s long-term recovery, which will take years and billions of dollars. Authorities raised the death toll from the storm...

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