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  • Obama's green team

    Obama's green team
    The current Energy secretary, Samuel W. Bodman, is a former chemical-company CEO and financial-services executive. The next one is likely to be a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who runs a national laboratory dedicated to renewable energy, next-generation...
  • Clearing the air with China

    Clearing the air with China
    As President Obama pursues green infrastructure projects and other programs aimed at fighting climate change, he is eventually going to have to confront an unpleasant truth: None of it will matter unless the developing world, particularly China, does...
  • Obama's well-stocked Cabinet

    Obama's well-stocked Cabinet
    Now that Barack Obama has filled all of the seats at (and near) his Cabinet table, one thing is clear: The candidate who campaigned on a platform of change attaches equal importance to competence. Seldom has a presidential Cabinet included so many...
  • Yucca Mountain on hold

    Yucca Mountain on hold
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been called many things during his 22-year Senate career, but the name that sticks when the issue of nuclear power comes up is "NIMBY." That's because Reid has fought tirelessly to block construction of a...
  • Senate ready to grill Chu, Salazar

     
    by Jim Tankersley Barack Obama is done appointing his Cabinet. Now come the questions. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee announced today it will dive into confirmation hearings on Energy Secretary nominee Steven Chu and Interior...
  • 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.......