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FirstEnergy’s request for emergency bailout from Rick Perry generates widespread backlash

FirstEnergy’s request for emergency bailout from Rick Perry generates widespread backlash

A major electric utility company wants Energy Secretary Rick Perry to rescue its coal and nuclear plants, along with other companies’ plants located in the eastern United States, by declaring an
After subsidy proposal fails, Rick Perry uses ‘bomb cyclone’ to promote coal generation

After subsidy proposal fails, Rick Perry uses ‘bomb cyclone’ to promote coal generation

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is still trying to win converts to the Trump administration’s pro-coal campaign, this time by citing the performance of coal-fired power plants during a cold spell in late
Trump’s plan to slash EPA, clean energy funding gets the cold shoulder from Congress

Trump’s plan to slash EPA, clean energy funding gets the cold shoulder from Congress

Lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the government through the end of September. The legislation, packaged in a 2,232-page document, still needs to
Trump’s nomination slowdown keeps anti-environment, pro-industry candidates in holding pattern

Trump’s nomination slowdown keeps anti-environment, pro-industry candidates in holding pattern

Several key environmental and energy positions have yet to be filled 14 months into the presidency of Donald Trump. Of a total of 14 high-level political positions at the Environmental Protection
Senator calls Trump’s coal bailout plan ‘most ridiculous’ policy she’s ever seen

Senator calls Trump’s coal bailout plan ‘most ridiculous’ policy she’s ever seen

In its latest budget plan, the Trump administration was once again “derelict” in proposing cuts to clean energy research, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural
Rick Perry and Ryan Zinke team up to deliver wildly hypocritical speech at CPAC

Rick Perry and Ryan Zinke team up to deliver wildly hypocritical speech at CPAC

Calling himself a “foot soldier in the army” of the conservative moment, Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Friday hailed President Trump’s war on government rules. This is despite the Department of
The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal

The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal

The Trump era is unlikely to be known for aggressive climate action, but there is one front on which scientists, engineers, and policymakers may yet make a little progress over the next few years:
Court’s energy efficiency ruling a blow to Trump’s anti-climate agenda

Court’s energy efficiency ruling a blow to Trump’s anti-climate agenda

It hasn’t been all smooth sailing for President Donald Trump as he seeks to gut environmental rules and standards. Federal courts have stood in his way at times over the past year, ruling in favor of
Audit reveals Office of Fossil Energy approved millions for lobbying, spas

Audit reveals Office of Fossil Energy approved millions for lobbying, spas

Unexplained consultant fees paid out to now-bankrupt company.
Releasing this picture got a Department of Energy photographer fired. He doesn’t regret it.

Releasing this picture got a Department of Energy photographer fired. He doesn’t regret it.

A Department of Energy photographer who was fired after releasing photos he took of a meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a prominent coal executive wants federal authorities to open a
DOE whistleblower hopes his Rick Perry photos inspire others to expose ‘public corruption’

DOE whistleblower hopes his Rick Perry photos inspire others to expose ‘public corruption’

A Department of Energy photographer who was fired after releasing photos he took of a meeting between Energy Secretary Rick Perry and a prominent coal executive wants federal authorities to open a

Trump administration ignores legal mandates to update appliance efficiency standards

The Obama administration made a concerted effort to keep up with legal requirements to update standards governing the efficiency of home appliances and commercial equipment. Over the past 30 years,
The FAA Will Ban Drones From Flying Near Nuclear Research Labs, for Some Reason

The FAA Will Ban Drones From Flying Near Nuclear Research Labs, for Some Reason

Oak Ridge. Y-12. Los Alamos. For drone operators it appears these and four other Department of Energy nuclear research facilities were theoretically places an unmanned aircraft could have been flown.
How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics. In
How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics. In

Government watchdog: Trump administration illegally withheld funds for innovative energy research

The Department of Energy (DOE) instructed its officials to withhold $91 million from an energy program that the Trump administration had targeted for elimination, a clear and deliberate violation of a
The compelling case for capturing carbon emissions and burying them underground

The compelling case for capturing carbon emissions and burying them underground

Livermore, California Over my year of reporting on carbon-capture technology, I made it a habit to ask everyone I interviewed to suggest three others I…

The teenager inventor who could change the way the world fights climate change

Greenwich, Connecticut Ethan Novek speaks fast and insists on giving you every detail, even in response to simple questions. It can be overwhelming. But it’s…

The material that built the modern world is also destroying it. Here’s a fix

Piscataway, New Jersey Remarkably, the material that built the first modern civilization remains key to building today’s global economy. The cement we use in 2017…

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store…