Biden picks ex-Obama climate official for Energy Department deputy

David Turk is joining a growing team of Biden officials focused on climate change.
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DOE: 5 takeaways from the Granholm hearing

Senators yesterday pressed President Biden's nominee for Energy secretary, Jennifer Granholm, on what his ambitious climate plans will mean for energy-rich states.
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'This is bad.' Hacking chaos engulfs FERC, DOE, Microsoft

The Department of Energy's nuclear weapons office and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are the latest agencies swept up in a staggering hack of global computer networks.
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Despite hundreds of millions in tax dollars, ADM’s carbon capture program still hasn’t met goals

Archer Daniels Midland, one of the world's largest agribusinesses, has yet to make good on its promise to capture a million tons of carbon a year at its Decature, Illinois, facility.
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Trump eyes midnight energy rules at DOE, Interior

Analysts are anticipating a potential flurry of last-minute energy rollbacks, permitting decisions and new rules that could impinge on a Biden administration.
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The Koch operatives behind the Trump Energy Department's renewables research censorship

Two Trump Energy Department appointees with deep ties to Koch Industries and the Koch donor network have been burying reams of agency research that looks favorably on renewable energy, according to an in-depth investigation by Grist and InvestigateWest. Published October 26, the investigation
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Trump administration buries dozens of clean energy studies

In all, the Department of Energy has blocked reports for more than 40 clean energy studies.

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Big hurdle for Biden's energy plan: Trump staff cuts

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's plan to tackle climate change includes a push to produce carbon-free energy by 2035 - a challenge that could make the Department of Energy the lead agency for those ambitions.

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Competing reports offer different outlook on Ohio Valley's petrochemical future

Environmental groups and some financial analysts are warning the risk is growing for plastics and petrochemical manufacturers.

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Pa. businesses to get $2.2M in Department of Energy research grants

The U.S. Department of Energy is giving $2.2 million in 11 grants to small businesses in Pennsylvania to support research into areas including turbines, thermal energy storage and nuclear energy.

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Inside DOE's battle against the coronavirus

The Department of Energy is undertaking an unprecedented project to help find a cure for the coronavirus. Agency officials say progress is being made, but the effort is also generating discouragement about the COVID-19 fight.
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Brouillette: Trump grid order won't disrupt new clean energy projects

In an interview with POLITICO, Brouillette said the order only targets equipment used in large-scale power generation and transmission lines.
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After three years and a lawsuit, Trump administration publishes efficiency standards for big equipment

New energy efficiency standards for big equipment will save billions and cut carbon emissions.
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