department of energy

Are environmentalists pushing a risky alternative for coal ash disposal?   |   March 26, 2014
The recent failure of a pipe under a coal ash impoundment at a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina sent millions of gallons of pollution into the Dan River and sparked...

 

Drilling deeper: The wealth of business connections for Obama's energy pick   |   March 25, 2013
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica When President Obama nominated Ernest Moniz to be energy secretary earlier this month, he hailed the nuclear physicist as a "brilliant...

 

Obama energy pick led fracking study marred by conflicts of interest   |   March 20, 2013
A watchdog group with a history of digging up conflicts of interest in fracking studies has found previously undisclosed conflicts in research led by President Obama's nominee...

 

New type of small nuclear reactors planned for Tenn., S.C. slammed for wasting taxpayer money   |   February 28, 2013
A new type of nuclear reactor the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to build at one of its sites in Tennessee has just won a tongue-in-cheek award for wasting taxpayer money...

 

Watchdogs dig up troubling questions about federal loan guarantees for Southern Co. nuclear reactors   |   January 31, 2013
Three years ago, the Obama administration offered the biggest federal loan guarantee deal it's promised to date for an energy project, committing over $8.3 billion in taxpayer...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Is the South's energy future blowing in the offshore wind?   |   December 14, 2012
Date on which the U.S. Interior Department announced it would open areas off the North Carolina coast for building commercial wind farms: 12/12/12 Number of square miles the...

 

The trillion-gallon loophole: Lax rules for drillers that inject pollutants into the earth   |   September 24, 2012
By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica On a cold, overcast afternoon in January 2003, two tanker trucks backed up to an injection well site in a pasture outside Rosharon, Texas. There,...

 

VOICES: Solyndra's fossil fuel cousins   |   September 23, 2011
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest Republicans show no signs of relenting in their effort to exploit the bankruptcy filing of federally-backed solar equipment company Solyndra...