U.S. Secretary of Energy

Former FERC commissioners reject Energy Secretary Perry’s bid to help coal plants

Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s bid to change regulations to help coal and nuclear power plants has run into unusually blunt opposition from a group of former regulators from both parties.<p>Eight former members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — including five former chairmen — have filed a …


The Next Solyndra: DOE Proposing Massive Energy Subsidies

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has come up with a proposal for nuclear energy and coal that would make the Obamacrats “who cooked up the famously …

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Rick Perry: Controversy over calls to families of fallen soldiers 'asinine'

Energy Secretary Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryPerry seeking to prop up nuclear, coal plants Overnight Energy: Interior watchdog probes Zinke's …


Why Rick Perry's Proposed Subsidies for Coal Fail Economics 101

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OOPS! Part two: Rick Perry makes embarrassing faux pas about Puerto Rico

Rick Perry made a really odd faux pas during a congressional committee about Puerto Rico. Watch below: What’s odd is that he called it a territory …

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Rick Perry Defends Private Travel Costs at House Energy Hearing

Some sites are too remote to be accessed by commercial airlines, secretary says<p><b>BY ELVINA NAWAGUNA</b><p>Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers Thursday …


Energy Secretary Perry, in Philly, defends Trump's plan to save nuclear plants and coal

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Friday defended the Trump administration’s controversial new proposal to subsidize the coal and nuclear-power …


Energy Secretary Rick Perry Moves to Preserve America’s Electrical Grid

Americans often take their daily electricity for granted. And it’s only when storms knock down power lines that we realize how much we rely on …


Trump botches reference to ‘president’ of Virgin Islands a day after Rick Perry called Puerto Rico a ‘country’

<i>Update: And now President Trump has talked about another U.S. territory struck by hurricanes as if it's a foreign country. He said in a speech at the Values Voters Summit on Friday morning that he met with the "president" of the U.S. Virgin Islands.</i><p><i>The Virgin Islands don't have a president; they</i> …


The Latest: Trump energy chief defends costly plane travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's energy plan (all times local):<p>11:10 a.m.<p>Energy Secretary Rick Perry is defending his costly travel on private and government planes, saying such trips are sometimes necessary for him to do his job.<p>Perry told a House energy subcommittee …


Rick Perry's FERC plan in the hot seat

Energy secretary Rick Perry will testify late this morning before an Energy and Commerce subcommittee, where he's sure to face questions about his …


Congressman seeks probe of chartered flights by U.S. energy secretary

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. congressman is asking the Department of Energy's watchdog to investigate Energy Secretary Rick Perry's travel on chartered aircraft, the congressman said at a hearing on Thursday.<p>U.S. Representative Frank Pallone said Perry's trips on chartered …

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Rick Perry against free markets? One Texan says that's a 'pile of Bevo longhorn poo poo'

WASHINGTON — Enemy of the free market.<p>That simple taunt provided House Democrats all the fodder they needed Thursday to put Energy Secretary Rick …


Canada aligning with U.K. to fight global growth in coal-fired electricity

OTTAWA — Canada and the United Kingdom are aligning to help wean the world off coal at the same time as the United States is proposing to subsidize …


Energy Secretary Rick Perry defends his travel aboard private, government planes


Lawmakers slam DOE’s proposal to help coal, nuclear power

Lawmakers used a Thursday hearing with Energy Secretary Rick Perry to criticize his recent proposal to prop up coal and nuclear plants with higher …


Rick Perry still whining about Al Franken’s climate takedown of him from June

Energy Secretary Rick Perry admitted Thursday that climate change is a “threat to our nation” and that it is contributing to the recent spate of …


Trump embracing base as he battles with establishment

<b>THE TAKE with ABC News' Rick Klein</b><p>Don't take the <b>relative Twitter silence</b> for a declaration of peace. One upshot of President Trump's feud with <b>Sen.</b> …

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Energy Dept: Perry flew charter plane on White House-requested trip

Energy Secretary Rick Perry flew a charter plane last week to tour a coal mine after the White House requested he take the trip, the Department of …


Feds: Rick Perry flies Southwest and United almost exclusively

Energy Secretary Rick Perry flies almost exclusively on Southwest and United Airlines for official travel and has not used a chartered or military …


OMNIVORE: No good reason to scrap the Iran deal

How far is Trump willing to go to damage Obama’s legacy?


Rick Perry flew on a private jet the day before Tom Price resigned for doing the same thing

The Secretary of Energy joins a long list of cabinet members who have used taxpayer funds to travel in style<p>As embarrassing headlines on former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s private plane usage dominated the news cycle, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry felt it was just fine and …

Liberal View

Rick Perry reportedly took charter jet, one day before Tom Price resigned

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a chartered jet to Ohio last week, according to an airport management company, the day before fellow Cabinet member Tom Price resigned over his use of private charter flights for government business.<p>Perry took the private plane from …


The Energy 202: Rick Perry manages to unite oil, gas, wind and solar — against him

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Did Rick Perry Just Propose a Value-of-Coal Tariff?

Thought that controversial grid resiliency report ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was only an intellectual exercise? It didn't take long for …


Russian Prankster Tricks Rick Perry Into Thinking He's Ukraine's PM

President Donald Trump's cabinet members just can't seem to avoid inappropriate conversations with Russians. This time, though, the scenario in which …


Here’s why Rick Perry’s proposed subsidies for coal completely fail Economics 101

By Maximilian Auffhammer, Pardee Professor of Sustainable Development, University of California, Berkeley and Meredith Fowlie, Associate Professor of …

Liberal View

Energy Secretary proposes rule to make grid managers favor coal, nuclear | Ars Technica

Despite tempered arguments of baseload report, DOE forges ahead on regulation.<p>Today, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed the nation’s federal …


An Obscure Statute Is Helping Trump Save U.S. Coal, Nuclear

The Trump administration is taking advantage of an obscure 30-year-old statute to make good on a promise to help America’s ailing coal industry.<p>Rick …


Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposes sweeping new moves to support coal and nuclear plants

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took sweeping steps on Friday to buttress a pair of financially-strapped nuclear plants under construction and redefine …