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  • Obama energy goal: cheap renewables

     
    by Jim Tankersley Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a Senate committee this morning that President Barack Obama's budget will include big changes in the structure and direction of energy research, in hopes of producing breakthroughs that could help...
  • Obama likes 'science' - but whose?

     
    By Jim Tankersley President Obama is big on science. He said as much on the campaign trail, where he ripped President George W. Bush for suppressing scientific debate in the federal government; in his transition to the White House, when......
  • So what do Obama's aides drive?

     
    by Frank James Politico used President Barack Obama's crackdown on GM and Chrysler to take a look at the kind of cars senior members of the administration drive. They found a lot of "foreign" cars. An excerpt: A survey of......
  • Biden touts the smart grid

     
    (Vice President Joe Biden speaks to soldiers at Whiteman Air Force base in Missouri today. Photo by Charlie Riedel / AP) by Rebecca Cole Vice President Joe Biden today unveiled details for distributing more than $3.3 billion in stimulus......
  • 'Jobs' the word at warming hearing

     
    By Jim Tankersley This Earth Day is Global Warming Day on Capitol Hill, where the House Energy and Commerce Committee has gaveled open three days - and more than 50 witnesses - of testimony on a massive bill that would......
  • Flu caught Energy advance man, family

     
    by Mark Silva When President Barack Obama traveled to Mexico earlier this month, he was visiting a city that was about to become the world capital of a swine flu outbreak. When the director of the state museum in Mexico......
  • Time 100: World's most influential

     
    by Mark Silva Sure, President Barack Obama made the list. But so did Michelle Obama. And Bernie Madoff, the billionaire king of Ponzi. Rush Limbaugh, too, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and... "the founders of Twitter.'' Sarah Palin's on the list.......
  • Government Gives Up on Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars

     
    Missing from the Obama administration???s budget request for the Department of Energy was funding for research on hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Touted by the Bush administration in 2003 as our ???Get Out of an Energy Crisis Free??? card, fuel-cell cars have......
  • 'Clean coal' plant back on in Illinois

     
    By Jim Tankersley Big news for a little town in Illinois -- and for a coal industry hoping to develop ways to burn its fuel without warming the planet: The Energy Department announced this morning that it will once again......
  • Ford, Nissan and Tesla to Get Green Government Loans

     
    The Energy Department will loan money from a $25 billion retooling fund to Ford, Nissan and Tesla. The money is meant to help the automakers develop and produce cutting-edge green vehicles. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will eventually decide how much......
  • White House rural tour: Battlegrounds

     
    by Peter Nicholas The White House bills it as a "listening tour," a chance for President Obama's Cabinet to get out of Washington and hear what's on the minds of rural voters around the country. En route, the White House......