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WVU to host forum featuring US energy secretary

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will host an energy forum that features U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. WVU says the Mid-Atlantic Region Energy Innovation Forum on Monday will draw input from political, industry, academic and other leaders. Panelists will discuss ways to accelerate energy innovation in the region. Other presenters include Sen. Joe Manchin; Congressman David McKinley; Pennsylvania ...

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Sen. Manchin: Energy secretary to visit West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin says U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is accepting his offer to visit his coal-dependent home state of West Virginia. The West Virginia Democrat says Moniz agreed to visit the Mountain State in September. Additional details for the trip have not been released yet. Manchin says Moniz will see firsthand West Virginia’s ongoing work ...

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Feds announce $82 million for nuclear energy research

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced $82 million for nuclear energy projects in 28 states as part of the government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions. Moniz said Tuesday that the 93 research projects will help scientists innovate with nuclear technologies that can eventually enter the commercial market. He made the announcement while visiting the Department ...

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Global energy leaders look to nitty gritty of climate accord

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Energy leaders from countries that pump out 75 percent of the world’s climate-changing emissions talked Thursday on the nitty-gritty of putting last year’s Paris climate accord into action, including funding the needed global technology overhaul. The annual gathering of energy leaders representing 23 countries and the European Commission was one of their first since December, when ...

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Manhattan Project national park formally established

WASHINGTON — With a couple of pen strokes, two top officials in President Barack Obama’s administration signed an agreement formally establishing the Manhattan Project National Historic Park. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Energy Secretary Moniz signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Tuesday establishing the park, which will have locations in Oak Ridge; Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Hanford, Washington. National ...

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Palin wants to be Trump’s Energy Secretary… but doesn’t know what the job actually is

GOP maverick Donald Trump recently stated that he would love to host former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in his administration if he were elected. Palin, who is a supporter of what Trump is doing for the Republican party, responded by claiming there’s one position in particular she’d love to lead: the Department of Energy. “Energy is my baby,” Palin stated ...

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U.S., Canada and Mexico create new climate change partnership

OTTAWA – North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies. The partnership does not include binding targets, but will enhance cooperation and integrate more climate change-related policies into energy discussions between the countries, Canadian Natural Resources ...

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Groups urging administration to block exports bill

Over 100 groups are calling on Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to reject proposals in favor of increasing the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a report by The Hill. On Monday, Moniz received a letter from environmental and health groups which said he should not support proposed legislation by a Senate Republican that would hasten the approval of ...

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Federal approval of power transmission projects taking too long

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Federal approval of proposed power-line projects that will carry electricity generated in Wyoming to other states is taking far too long, according to a report from the Casper Star-Tribune. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been assessing two interstate power transmission projects. The TransWest Express and Gateway West projects, both started in Wyoming, ...

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