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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- The U.S. Senate was set on Monday to confirm Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary. Brouillette would replace Rick Perry who stepped down on Sunday while at the center of Trump's...

  • Sondland's testimony, in a Democrat-led impeachment probe of Trump's Ukraine dealings, raises questions about Perry, who had been one of Trump's longest-serving and most scandal-free Cabinet members. The U.S. House impeachment investigation centers on Trump's request https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09. 2019....

  • National Security Council Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence are sworn in before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 19, 2019.

    Tuesday's congressional testimony will feature three witnesses who listened in on Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department faced questions on emissions from energy operations and the future of nuclear power at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, but was greeted warmly by senators from both parties who want to see him quickly confirmed. Dan Brouillette, 57, a former lobbyist at Ford Motor...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, Dan Brouillette, will face questions at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday on issues including the future of coal and nuclear power. If, as expected, he is confirmed by the Senate Energy Committee and then by the full Senate, Brouillette, now the deputy energy secretary,...

  • The Department of Energy issued a notice of intent in January to award a no-bid $115 million contract to Centrus to demonstrate by June 2022 production of a new fuel called high-assay low-enriched uranium, known as HALEU, which one day could be used in advanced nuclear reactors. "We are deeply concerned about the Department of Energys award to Centrus Energy...

  • Representatives asked officials at the Energy Department on Wednesday how Centrus Energy Corp, a company whose chief recently served as deputy at the department, won a federal contract to demonstrate a production method for a new fuel for nuclear power plants. The Energy Department issued a notice of intent in January to award a no-bid $115 million contract...

  • White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2019.

    The acting chief of staff is expected to be a no-show, falling in line with several other officials who were ordered by the president not to cooperate with the investigation.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The U.S. Department of Energy said on Thursday that President Donald Trump had formally nominated Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, a former vice president of Ford Motor Co and Louisiana state energy regulator, to head the department. If confirmed by the Senate, Brouillette will replace Rick Perry, who said last month he would step down...

  • The investigation centers on Trump's request https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09. 2019. pdf during a July phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that Kiev investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden's son. --Perry has been involved in Ukraine in his capacity as Trump's top energy official since 2017,...

  • Oct 29- Murray Energy Corp, one of the largest privately-held U.S. coal miners, whose founder is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, became the latest in a string of coal companies to file for bankruptcy on Tuesday as generators shift to cleaner-burning natural gas and renewable energy. As part of a restructuring, founder Robert Murray, a Trump ally...

  • Oct 29- Murray Energy Corp, one of the largest privately held U.S. coal miners, whose founder is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, became the latest in a string of coal companies to file for bankruptcy on Tuesday as generators shift to cleaner-burning natural gas and renewable energy. As part of a restructuring, founder Robert Murray, a Trump ally...

  • Oct 29- Murray Energy Corp, one of the largest privately held U.S. coal miners, whose founder is an ally of President Donald Trump, became the latest in a string of coal companies to file for bankruptcy on Tuesday as generators shift to cleaner burning natural gas and renewable energy. As part of a restructuring, founder Robert Murray, an outspoken supporter of Trump...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that conversations with Saudi Arabia on a nuclear program are going forward. In order for U.S. companies to compete for Saudi Arabias project, Riyadh would normally need to sign an accord on the peaceful use of nuclear technology with Washington. Speaking at a round table in Abu Dhabi, Perry added that the United...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Saturday that conversations with Saudi Arabia on a nuclear programme are going forward. In order for U.S. companies to compete for Saudi Arabias project, Riyadh would normally need to sign an accord on the peaceful use of nuclear technology with Washington. Speaking at a round table in Abu Dhabi, Perry added that the United...

  • United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaking about "America's Environmental Leadership" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

    Perry tells CNBC that President Trump won't face full impeachment proceedings.

  • DUBAI, Oct 24- Wall Street's heavy hitters are back in Saudi Arabia but the terms of engagement have changed. The CEOs of Citigroup and Credit Suisse, as well as the heads of fund managers BlackRock and BlackStone will be among those gathering in Riyadh next week for a glitzy investment conference, an event not attended by top financiers last year after the murder...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who told President Donald Trump last week he would resign late in the year, intends to step down on Dec. 1, the energy department said on Monday. "While Secretary Perry continues to serve at the pleasure of the President, it is his intent to depart DOE December 1st," an energy department official said in an email. In recent weeks Perry has...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Wednesday he believes a cabinet-level working group set up by President Donald Trump will make recommendations that will revive domestic mining of uranium for nuclear power plants. Separately, Perry declined to say, through a spokeswoman, if he would cooperate with three U.S. House committees that asked him to turn over...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry recommended Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's administration talk with Daniel Yergin, a Pulitzer Prize winning energy historian, and Carlos Pascual, a former ambassador to Ukraine, on energy reforms, an U.S. Energy Department official said on Monday. Perry also recommended Zelenskiy's administration talk to industry...