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  • Just don't call it cap-and-trade

     
    by Lisa Mascaro Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this afternoon offered the first broad outline of the energy bill he expects to bring to the floor later this month - including a possible limit on pollution from utility companies. Senate......
  • Time to update the Energy Star program?

     
    The government’s Energy Star system, used to rate products and retrofitted buildings for energy efficiency, could use a fixer-upper of its own, a legislator said Monday. The voluntary program uses relative instead of absolute ratings, comparing subjects...
  • White House goes solar, again

     
    More than two decades after President Ronald Reagan had a solar water heating system removed from the White House roof, President Barack Obama will become the first to use solar energy as a means for powering the first family's White......
  • The Obama White House commitment to solar

     
    Solar panels go on the White House roof along with the Secret Service....
  • Solar company Solyndra to close factory, cut jobs

     
    It isn’t easy being green for Solyndra Inc., the controversial Bay Area solar power system manufacturing company. The company said Wednesday that it is shuttering one of its factories to save $60 million in capital expenditures, laying off 40 employees....
  • Treasury grant program for renewable energy projects extended by Congress

     
    The 1603 Treasury grant program -– a popular government incentive for renewable energy projects -– was extended Thursday night as Congress passed a major tax cut deal. The measure, which covers up to 30% of the cost of solar, wind......
  • Obama's 'culture clash' with Congress

     
    by Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas Barack Obama walked the halls of the Capitol as a senator for nearly four years, and in his earliest decisions following election assembled a coterie of key advisers with deep roots in Congress. And......
  • Ten for Tuesday: Hill to the Hill

     
    Sen. Clinton will face tough questions about her husband's fundraising at confirmation hearings today, but the more likely pitfalls are on how she handles substantive questions on foreign policy and past differences with Barack Obama. The AP finds at........
  • Senatorial deference: Unsworn Hill

     
    Steven Chu, who once won a Nobel prize, was sworn in at his confirmation hearing as Energy Secretary today. Hillary Clinton, whose truth telling was investigated by an independent counsel and a grand jury, was not sworn in at......
  • Arne Duncan inspires Republican lovefest

     
    by Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
  • Chu beams into Senate hearing

     
    by Jim Tankersley, and updated Only on Capitol Hill - and maybe an elite physics department near you - does a Nobel-winning scientist garner round-the-corner lines, an overflow crowd and a cascade of flashbulbs when he steps out in public.......