Department of Energy
Freedom Fries, Miracle Molecules, and the Politics of American Language
The Department of Energy recently tried to rebrand natural gas as "molecules of U.S. freedom," continuing a long tradition of industry-inspired government propaganda.
In Katowice, Protesters Disrupt a U.S. Event Promoting Fossil Fuels
For the second year in a row, climate advocates disrupted the U.S. government's attempts to promote coal and other fossil fuels at the United Nations climate conference.
Taxpayers May Soon Be on the Hook for a $2 Billion Fracked Gas Refinery
Northwest Innovation Works promises to bring jobs to rural Washington—but at what cost?
Does a New Department of Energy Order About Worker Safety Violate the Atomic Energy Act?
Numerous officials from the federal nuclear safety board are saying that it does, and, in the process, puts the health of workers at serious risk.
White House Seeks Steep Cuts to Renewable Energy Research
A leaked budget proposal from the White House cuts funding to renewable energy research programs by 72 percent.
Could These Truck-Sized Batteries Be the Solution to Our Renewable Energy-Storage Problem?
Until we find a way to effectively store energy, the power on California's electricity grid will rise and fall with the sun.
From Fracking to Tainted Fish, How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Could Cripple the West
The Obama administration maintains that the proposed international trade agreement would be good for the American people and the economy, but there's a reason all negotiations have been shrouded in secrecy.
Why Does the Coal Industry Treat Old, Dirty Power Plants Like National Treasures?
Dear coal industry, stop reminiscing over outdated power plants. They’re holding you—and us—back.