Tag Archives: Energy Department

US Says Solar Could Produce 45% Of Energy By 2050

The Hill reports: Solar energy could supply nearly half of the nation’s electricity nationwide by 2050 in a scenario where the U.S. reaches net-zero carbon emissions, according to a study released Wednesday by the Department of Energy. The Department’s Solar Futures study analyzes three possible scenarios, including two in which the U.S. grid is 95 percent decarbonized by 2035 and …

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Energy Dept Dumps Trump Rule On Showerheads

NBC News reports: So much for Donald Trump’s quest for “perfect” hair. President Joe Biden’s administration is reversing a Trump-era rule approved after the former president complained he wasn’t getting wet enough because of limits on water flow from showerheads. Now, with a new president in office, the Energy Department is going back to a standard adopted in 2013, saying …

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TODAY: Biden To Name His Climate And Energy Team

Reuters reports: President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to publicly introduce his climate and energy team on Saturday, a history-making group that will be tasked with advancing his ambitious climate policy and strengthening safeguards against pollution. Biden has promised to make tackling climate change one of the pillars of his Democratic administration. But with a slim majority in the U.S. House …

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Trump Nominates Rick Perry’s Deputy To Succeed Him

The Hill reports: President Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to replace outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry. In a series of tweets, Trump described Brouillette as a “total professional” and said his experience in the energy sector is “unparalleled.” Trump also praised Perry for doing an “outstanding job” and said he would leave …

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OOPS: Senate Confirms Rick Perry As Energy Secretary

USA Today reports: The Senate has confirmed former Texas governor Rick Perry to serve as Energy secretary under President Trump. The vote was 62-37 on Thursday. Perry — who once pledged to eliminate the department — has repeatedly promised be an advocate for the agency and to protect the nation’s nuclear stockpile. Perry also has said he’d rely on federal …

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Trump Officially Taps Rick Perry For Energy Secretary

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump early Wednesday announced plans to nominate former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Energy secretary. “As the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry created a business climate that produced millions of new jobs and lower energy prices in his state, and he will bring that same approach to our entire country as Secretary of Energy,” Trump …

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Federal Union Refuses To Give Trump Names Of Energy Staffers Who Attended Climate Change Meetings

The Washington Post reports: Global warming — “it’s a hoax.” Donald Trump has said that more than once. So it’s understandable that the request by the president-elect’s transition team for the names of individual Energy Department employees and contractors who worked on the issue makes them worry that the trick could be on them. “There is major concern amongst my …

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OOPS: Trump Reportedly Taps Rick Perry To Head Energy Department He Promised To Eliminate [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who famously once forgot that he wanted to abolish the Energy Department — to be secretary of energy, two sources familiar with the transition process told NBC News on Monday night. Perry, a rival of Trump’s during the Republican presidential nominating campaign, met with Trump for …

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