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    Secretary of the Interior Nomination Hearing

    Sally Jewell testified on her nomination to become secretary of the interior. She was introduced by Washington Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. In remarks she pledged a…

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    Offshore Oil and Gas Development, Oil Executives Panel

    Executives from BP, Halliburton, and Transocean testified about the accident in the Gulf of Mexico involving the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. They talked about the causes of and…

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    Energy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Ernest Moniz to be the secretary of the Department of Energy. He was introduced by former Senator…

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    Offshore Oil Drilling Regulation

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other department officials testified on issues related to the Interior Department’s May 27, 2010, report: “Increased Safety Measures for…

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    Offshore Oil and Gas Development, Analysis Panel

    Witnesses testified about offshore oil and gas development including the Department of the Interior’s recent five year planning announcements and the accident in the Gulf of Mexico…

    1,723 views
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    California Electricity Crisis

    Energy analysts and executives with California and Pacific Northwest energy companies testified about the electricity crisis in California and its effect on other Western…

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    Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program

    Secretary Steven Chu and and Herbert Allison testified on the Department of Energy loan guarantee program and its recent independent review.

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    Gasoline Price Trends

    Witnesses testified on current and near-term future expectations on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S., the affect of speculation in oil…

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    Energy Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Steven Chu testified about his nomination as secretary of the Department of Energy. Among the topics he addressed were shifting the focus of U.S. energy policy to climate change and…

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    Japanese Nuclear Plant Crisis

    Government officials spoke at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources meeting on the reported spread of contaminated water to underground tunnels outside the reactors at Japan’s…

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    Energy Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified about the department’s fiscal year 2012 budget request.

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    Role of Government in Energy Innovation

    Witnesses testified on the role of government in energy innovation. They warned of major setbacks in the development of alternative energy in the coming years as federal funding runs…

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    Crude Oil Export Ban

    Energy and climate change experts testified on the advantages and disadvantages of lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports.

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    Electric Grid Security and Reliability

    Witnesses testified on strategies to increase the reliability and security of the electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. They also discussed the impact of Environmental…

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    Oil and Gas Development

    Witnesses testified on the future of oil and gas development and pending legislation. Among the issues they addressed were proposals to extend offshore oil and gas exploration efforts,…

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    Energy and Oil Market Outlook

    Witnesses testified on energy outlook and oil market trends. 
    In the previous month the Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicted price of gas would rise substantially in the…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Financial Liability

    Panelists talked about financial liability issues related to offshore oil drilling, including the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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    Natural Gas Exports

    Witnesses testified on ways the U.S. could expand domestic energy production, increase its natural gas exports, and build better relations with Eastern European…

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    Transmission of Renewable Electricity

    Witnesses testified about U.S. energy consumption and developing renewable energy resources. They focused on several challenges and regional solutions to developing transmission…

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    Nuclear Waste Management

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified with other government officials and energy experts on S. 1240, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013, which deals with the use of interim…

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