More Energy Department Articles

  • Examiner Editorial: American energy independence in sight despite Obama

    Booming oil and natural gas production made possible by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has been the lone bright spot in the U.S. economy throughout President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office. The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data last...

  • Energy Department IT system is deeply flawed, IG finds

    An information technology program pushed by the Department of Energy is going over budget and past deadline, the agency's inspector general has found.

  • GAO recommends scrapping failed auto loan program Energy Department wants to revive

    Department of Energy officials could save taxpayers at least $4.2 billion by scrapping a loan program the government said last week it wants to revive, according to Government Accountability Office Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

  • Energy Department signals new loans from stalled advanced vehicles program

    An Energy Department loan program for advanced vehicle technologies that has drawn GOP criticism is revving its engine once again. The department announced changes to its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program Wednesday, which focuses on electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles,...

  • White House splits from some Senate Democrats on natural gas exports

    Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region led to calls for the administration to green light more natural gas exports, to lessen Europe's dependence on Russian energy.

  • Norway's oil fund could dump shares in oil, coal

    STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway is considering excluding foreign oil and coal companies from its $860 billion sovereign wealth fund, which manages profits from Norway's own fossil fuel industry. In a shake-up of the fund that sharpens its environmental focus, Finance Minister Siv Jensen said...

  • Nuclear disposal agreement could bring Russia, U.S. to negotiating table

    Officials in the United States and Russia soon might have to negotiate over a hot-button energy issue -- and it's not related to natural gas. At issue is a Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, project in Aiken, S.C., that is supposed to convert weapons-grade plutonium into commercial...

  • Few GOP fireworks over Energy Department push for clean energy loans

    There was sound, but little fury, from House Republicans on Thursday after the Energy Department announced it would reopen a clean energy loan program derided by conservatives. During the 2012 election, "Solyndra," the failed solar panel-maker that received a $535 million federal loan...

  • Crews enter troubled nuclear waste dump

    Officials say crews have made their first trip into the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump since a release of radiation in February contaminated 21 workers.

  • Wash. AG issues new demands over hazardous waste cleanup at Hanford

    Ferguson OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee issued new demands on Monday to the U.S. Department of Energy to ensure timely cleanup of radioactive and hazardous waste at Hanford. Ferguson and Inslee proposed revisions to a...

  • Company stumbles have Energy Dept., Capitol Hill worried about $450 million nuclear program

    Concern is growing at the Energy Department and on Capitol Hill about a combined $450 million of commitments made to two companies building next-generation nuclear reactors. The Energy Department entered into separate, five-year cost-share agreements with Charlotte, N.C.-based Babcock and...

  • The 'wacky scientist' Ernest Moniz brings his unusual style to Energy Department

    That hair. Without question, it's the first thing people notice about Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Parted on the left, cut only by his wife, Naomi, the long gray mop resembles Gene Wilder's in "Young Frankenstein." And like Wilder's titular character, Moniz is prone to experimentation and risk.

  • White House embraces natural gas exports

    The White House endorsed expanding liquefied natural gas exports to Europe on Wednesday as part of a broad call for the continent to diversify its energy resources. "The situation in Ukraine proves the need to reinforce energy security in Europe and we are considering new collaborative efforts...

  • Energy Department OKs natural gas export project

    The Energy Department approved a U.S. terminal to ship natural gas to nations without a free-trade agreement Monday, a move that comes amid escalating Washington pressure to expedite such projects.

  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: Geopolitical concerns will matter in natural gas exports

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the political crisis in Ukraine may factor into Energy Department decisions on whether to approve natural gas export projects.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...