By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Energy Department paid the builder of its planned weapon-grade plutonium reprocessing plant millions of dollars in taxpayer money for unnecessary employee living expenses, government auditors concluded Monday.
In a key development that will help the U.S. export its vast energy resources, the Department of Energy on Friday approved an application for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Texas.
There aren't many winners in the current economic climate. Most companies are struggling against the burdens of higher taxes, red tape and uncertainty, and there's no opportunity to expand and prosper. Some companies, however, have found a shortcut through deep political connections to the Obama administration.
Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer is traveling the United States to promote the Keystone XL project as U.S. environmentalists threaten President Obama with civil unrest if he approves the proposed oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
The Energy Department expects to spend only a portion of its remaining advanced energy loan guarantee authority and funds, in part because of negative publicity caused by the high-profile failures of some recipients, the Government Accountability Office reports.
President Obama's nomination of Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy seemed at first to offer some promise for the hapless department.
To John LaRue, the renaissance in U.S. manufacturing is no dream. It's already here.
The Education and Energy departments are among the big winners in President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget, with each agency receiving a substantial boost in proposed funding.Mr. Obama plans to increase the Education Department by 4.6 percent, to $31.8 billion, including $750 million for expanded universal pre-school services. That initiative would be funded by a new tobacco tax.
Fisker Automotive, the hybrid carmaker based in Anaheim, Calif., announced Friday that it would lay off 75 percent of its workforce, a sign the onetime darling of the “greens” is sputtering toward the end of the road. This story grows ever more familiar.
President Obama's pick to head the Energy Department offered something for everyone during Senate confirmation hearings.
Two of President Barack Obama's top appointees to oversee energy and pollution policy will take center stage this week at Senate confirmation hearings that should add new detail about the administration's second-term regulatory agenda.
As he weighs whether to allow fracking in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under intense pressure from the oil and gas industry, Republican lawmakers and long-struggling communities eager to see the drilling technique jump-start the state's economy.
The government is duplicating some efforts to boost wind energy and sometimes fails to assess whether billions of dollars in grants and loans are really needed, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday.
Federal employees are facing unpaid days off and salary cuts due to the sequester, but several contract workers inside the Energy Department are raking in the cash.
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.