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  • NEW YORK, May 23- Top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Energy and Agriculture plan to meet on Thursday to hammer out details of President Donald Trump's planned changes to the nation's biofuel laws, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Trump has told some lawmakers he wants to do so by expanding sales of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to try to prod OPEC to take steps to lower oil prices and suggested that millions of Americans will see tax cut proceeds canceled out by higher fuel costs. "It's time for this president to stand up to OPEC," Schumer said of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

  • The Department of Energy submitted a document on May 10 to Senate and House of Representative committees saying that the Mixed Oxide project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina would cost about $48 billion more than $7.6 billion already spent on it. "We are currently processing plutonium in South Carolina for shipment... and intend to continue to do so,"...

  • The Department of Energy submitted a document on May 10 to the Senate appropriations committee saying that the Mixed Oxide project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina would cost about $48 billion more than $7.6 billion already spent on it. "We are currently processing plutonium in South Carolina for shipment... and intend to continue to do so," Energy...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The Trump administration plans to kill a project it says would have cost tens of billions of dollars to convert plutonium from Cold War-era nuclear bombs and burn it to generate electricity, according to a document it sent to the Senate last week. The Department of Energy submitted a document on May 10 to the Senate appropriations committee...

  • That transition has caused economic pain for owners of the retiring units, like FirstEnergy Inc, along with concern by some in the administration of President Donald Trump that the grid is becoming more vulnerable to the loss of a big gas pipeline or an extreme weather event. FirstEnergy in March asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry to evoke emergency powers to...

  • "We do not feel we have a vulnerability today, but will take a look at the system to see if we could have fuel security issues in the future," Andy Ott, president and CEO of PJM, said in a conference call. That transition has caused economic pain for owners of the retiring units, like FirstEnergy Inc, along with concern by some in the Trump Administration that the grid is...

  • In Energy Department facilities around the country, there are 54 metric tons of surplus plutonium. The delicate, potentially deadly dismantling of nuclear warheads at Pantex, while little noticed, has grown increasingly urgent to keep the United States from exceeding a limit of 1,550 warheads permitted under a 2010 treaty with Russia. Russia, too, is building...

  • NEW DELHI, April 17- Westinghouse Electric, which filed for bankruptcy last year, is now "lean and mean and ready to get to work" on its projects to build nuclear reactors in India, U.S. energy secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday. The agreement to build reactors, announced in 2016, was the result of a decade of diplomatic efforts as part of a U.S.- India civil nuclear...

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Saudi Aramco took the first steps to integrating a petrochemicals business into the United States' biggest oil refinery, which is operated by its subsidiary Motiva Enterprises. Aramco's Chief Executive Amin Nasser signed memoranda of understanding worth $8 billion- $10 billion with Honeywell UOP and Technip FMC to study petrochemical...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- FirstEnergy Corp said late on Saturday its nuclear and coal power plant units filed for bankruptcy court protection as the company looks to restructure, sell assets and win government support to cope with competitors using lower-cost natural gas. The Chapter 11 filing was made by FirstEnergy Solutions and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co....

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, March 29- U.S. power company FirstEnergy Corp urged the federal government on Thursday to evoke little-used emergency powers to help it keep several struggling nuclear and coal-fired power plants open, a move critics blasted as an attempt at a corporate bailout. On Wednesday, Ohio- based FirstEnergy said it would shut several nuclear...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, March 29- U.S. power company FirstEnergy Corp urged the federal government on Thursday to evoke little-used emergency powers to help it keep several struggling nuclear and coal-fired power plants open, a move critics blasted as an attempt at a corporate bailout. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to use the emergency powers to order PJM...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- Saudi Arabia has international partners it can work with if the United States walks away from a potential deal on nuclear power technology over concerns about nuclear proliferation, Khalid al-Falih, the kingdom's energy minister, said in an interview on Thursday. The kingdom is also in talks with companies from Russia, China, South Korea...

  • Mohammed bin Salman

    Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince says the kingdom would pursue a nuclear weapon if its regional rival Iran obtains one.

  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson speaks to employees of the agency in Washington, U.S., March 6, 2017.

    Trump has parted with more top-level staff in his first year than any of his five most recent predecessors did in their respective first years.

  • President Donald Trump is considering whether to fire his secretary of veterans affairs and replace him with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a New York Times report said on Tuesday, citing two sources close to the White House. Perry had lunch with Trump at the White House on Monday. The energy department did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the...

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    While Trump hasn't given Perry a formal offer, Shulkin has fallen out of favor with the president, the New York Times reported.

  • Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico's Energy Secretary, speaks during the 2018 CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

    Mexico's Energy Minister said North America's energy trade would continue if NAFTA ended, but keeping it would increase trade.

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the old reality of the energy sector is about regulation, while the new reality points to innovation.

    US Energy Secretary Rick Perry acknowledged there are concerns about tariffs in the energy industry but the sector is optimistic overall.