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  • Former Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu swears in before testifying Nov. 17, 2011, in Washington before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's investigations panel on the department's handling of federal loans to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Ex-energy secretary praises Solyndra-style loans: 'More successful than Wall Street'

    Ex-energy secretary Steven Chu praised Solyndra-style loans in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, saying "if you look at what got started" the bankrupt energy firm was successful.

  • ** FILE ** A unidentified miner from Amaga, Colombia, 2010. (Associated Press)

    Feds fail to spend half of stimulus money promised for 'clean coal'

    Years after promising to revive the coal industry with new carbon capture technologies, the Energy Department has spent less than half of the $1.5 billion it targeted for "clean coal" projects under President Barack Obama's stimulus program.

  • Feds fail to spend half of stimulus money promised for 'clean coal'

    Years after promising to revive the coal industry with new carbon capture technologies, the Energy Department has spent less than half of the $1.5 billion it targeted for "clean coal" projects under President Barack Obama's stimulus program.

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    WALD: The dirty politics of 'clean' energy

    President Obama recently announced his nomination of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Ernest J. Moniz to be the next secretary of energy. A professor of physics and engineering systems and the director of MIT's Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, on first glance, Mr. Moniz seems to signal a shift from outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    SCANLON: Steven Chu's legacy of waste and failure

    Steven Chu, who is leaving his position as secretary of energy, might have been a great pick for the job, if only the real world worked like bad science fiction.

  • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (right) and Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announce construction of a hybrid geothermal/solar power plant in Nevada last summer. (Associated Press)

    KISH: Steven Chu and the hubris of big government

    President Obama has been seeing off loyal retainers from his first term, and recently he bid adieu to Steven Chu, his in-house Nobel Laureate and secretary of energy. In doing so, the president praised Mr. Chu for “designing a cap to plug a hole in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico when nobody else could figure it out.

  • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (right) and Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announce construction of a hybrid geothermal/solar power plant in Nevada last summer. (Associated Press)

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu 'designated successor' to skip State of the Union

    Outgoing and embattled Energy Secretary Steven Chu was chosen by President Obama on Tuesday night as the "designated successor" — the person in the Cabinet who does not attend the State of the Union address.

  • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (right) and Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announce construction of a hybrid geothermal/solar power plant in Nevada last summer. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Boondoggling in Never-Never Land

    Washington engineers waste. After pouring billions into a nuclear waste storage repository, the Obama administration has added its two cents: Start over.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, seen here Dec. 2 on CBS' "Face the Nation," probably won't step down until after all the budget issues that remain in the wake of the "fiscal cliff" deal are resolved. (Associated Press)

    Questions abound as Obama restocks his Cabinet

    President Obama will begin his second term with a much different leadership team than his first four years, with several of the key chairs in his Cabinet room yet to be filled.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaks Aug. 14, 2012, during a campaign event at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas. (Associated Press)

    Ryan called stimulus wasteful, then sought funds

    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. But months after Congress approved the nearly $800 billion package, the Wisconsin lawmaker was trying to steer money under the program to companies in his home state.

  • Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (right) and Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, announce construction of a hybrid geothermal/solar power plant in Nevada last summer. (Associated Press)

    Lights go dim on another energy project

    A geothermal energy company with a $98.5 million loan guarantee from the Obama administration for an alternative energy project in Nevada — which received hearty endorsements from Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — faces financial problems, and the company's auditors have questioned whether it can stay in business.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    HANSON: Cabinet gone wild

    We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations - Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James G. Watt come to mind - but never anything quite like the present bunch.

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    DUNCAN: Plugging into American energy

    As the national average price for a gallon of gas creeps toward $4, millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet.

  • The headquarters of Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif., are shown in May 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Treasury oversight of Solyndra loan was cut short

    The Treasury Department's oversight role of a half-billion-dollar federal loan guarantee to Solyndra LLC was not sufficiently defined, the consultation that did occur was "rushed" and no records were kept as to how Treasury's serious concerns with the loan were addressed, a report says.

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    KELLY: Recycling renewable-energy rhetoric

    At a congressional hearing Tuesday on Department of Energy green-energy programs, Secretary Steven Chu said, "I am not an expert on oil reserves."

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  • "This estimate brings together several scientific methodologies and the latest information from the sea floor, and represents a significant step forward in our effort to put a number on the oil that is escaping from BP's well," Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement.

    Scientists indicate spill could be worse than previously thought →

  • "This is a new instrument that will enable us to see the structure of materials that we could not determine by any other means," Chu said. "Knowing those structures will lead to a deeper understanding of how they work and numerous new discoveries, from pharmaceuticals to solar voltaics."

    Stanford's X-ray laser promises new discoveries →

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