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  • Sept 12- The cost of solar energy has hit a U.S. government target three years ahead of schedule, prompting the Energy Department to change the focus of its solar program to integrating higher levels of the renewable power technology with the power grid. The DOE's SunShot Initiative, launched in 2011 by the administration of President Barack Obama, set a goal of...

  • HOUSTON, Sept 1- Damage and delays from Tropical Storm Harvey will hold the U.S. oil industry back from achieving a targeted 10 million barrels per day of production anytime soon, according to analysts, a setback in America's fight for global market share with OPEC. The storm, which flooded refineries, wells and pipelines across Texas, added to a string of problems...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- The United States is proposing to speed up approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a statement released on Friday. The department said the proposed rule would "expedite the review and approval of applications to export small amounts of natural gas in the emerging...

  • *Europe, Asia traders rush to reroute cargoes to Americas. HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- Tropical Storm Harvey's effect on the energy industry spread worldwide as flooded U.S. refiners and closed fuel pipelines threatened to squeeze national supply, roiling global fuel markets and rerouting millions of barrels of fuel to the Americas to avert shortages.

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that gasoline prices are going to rise in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey and he warned that state attorney generals would be on the watch against price gouging at fuel pumps, according to a White House press pool report. "Gas prices are going to go up because of the flooding," Perry told reporters aboard Air Force Two,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- More than 200,000 homes with mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm in Texas in more than 50 years, the mortgage agencies said on Monday. These figures were preliminary as more homes will likely be impacted this week as Harvey is forecast to bring more flooding to these areas.

  • WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Aug 24- A U.S. Energy Department report calls for incentives to boost coal-fired and nuclear power plants following a slew of closures that it said undermined reliable sources of electricity. President Donald Trump has promised to revive the ailing coal mining sector but has also said he welcomes all forms of energy development to...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- A U.S. Energy Department report calls for incentives to boost coal-fired and nuclear power plants following a slew of closures that it said undermined reliable sources of electricity. The report dovetails with President Donald Trump's promise to revive the ailing mining sector. Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned the study in April...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- Cheap natural gas and the growth in renewable energy are speeding up the closure of coal and nuclear plants, putting the resilience of the U.S. electric grid at risk, according to an Energy Department report released on Wednesday. Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned the study in April to evaluate whether "regulatory burdens" imposed by...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- The U.S. Department of Energy will release a study of electric grid reliability on Wednesday night, a department official said, an endeavor the renewable industry worries may fault surging solar and wind power for weaknesses on the grid. A draft of the Department of Energy report, reviewed by Reuters in July, had concluded that the growth of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid. The Sierra Club, in the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the department had ignored a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid. The Sierra Club, in the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the department had ignored a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid. The Sierra Club, in the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the department had ignored a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- A Pennsylvania- based coal company said on Monday it signed its first contract with Ukraine to sell coal that is burned to produce electricity in a deal sped along by the U.S. and Ukrainian governments. Ukraine has sought alternative coal suppliers ahead of the upcoming winter as it struggles to get the fuel from pro- Russia separatist-held...

  • Rick Perry was duped into a fake interview with Russian pranksters

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry was tricked into talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, according to Reuters.

  • US Energy Secretary Rick Perry duped into fake interview with Russian comedians

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry was tricked into talking with comedians known in Russia for targeting celebrities and politicians with audacious stunts, according to Reuters.

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    During the 22-minute call, Perry, whose department oversees the U.S. nuclear weapons program, discussed a range of topics in a business-like tone.

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

    President Trump first told a huge crowd of Boy Scouts at a national jamboree Monday that he didn't want to talk politics. But he couldn't help himself.

  • Negotiators fear the renegotiation process could become a political punching bag in Mexico due to President Donald Trump's repeated swipes at Mexico and as Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from the leftist National Regeneration Movement party leads a number of early polls for next year's election. He argues it has fueled a trade deficit with Mexico and cost...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry promised on Thursday to promote cross-border electricity trade and investment with Mexico and said he expected talks aimed at updating the North American Free Trade Agreement to proceed quickly. Trump hailed progress on trade after meeting his Mexican counterpart last Friday, on the sidelines of the Group of 20 leaders' summit...