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At oil hearing, Republican Cao notes dishonored executives in past faced 'harakiri'

Plenty of drama is expected today as Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) Energy and Commerce Committee puts the oil industry in front of his subcommittee. 44 will be watching the hearings all day (so you don't have to) and picking out the key points.

By Aaron Blake  |  June 15, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Energy  
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Obama to create commission to investigate gulf oil spill

President Obama will establish an independent commission to investigate the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an administration official.

By Washington Post Editor  |  May 17, 2010; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Energy  | Tags: gulf of mexico oil spill; gulf oil spill; obama oil spill; oil spill commission; oil spill investigation; oil spill white house  
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Obama touts smart grid grants

President Obama announced Tuesday $3.4 billion in grants for "smart meters," updated transformers, and other devices that he called the largest energy grid modernization investment in the nation's history.

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 27, 2009; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  B_Blog , Energy  
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Obama to announce billions in energy-efficiency grants

By Michael A. Fletcher MIAMI--President Obama plans to unveil Tuesday $3.4 billion in grants for...

By Post Editor  |  October 27, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Economy , Energy  
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Biden: Fix that drafty roof

Just in time for the first New England snow, Vice President Biden today announced a new federal initiative to encourage Americans to weatherize their homes, thereby reducing heating bills and carbon emissions and helping to produce jobs.

By Web Politics Editor  |  October 19, 2009; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Climate Change , Energy  
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Obama Marks Earth Day at Iowa Wind Tower Plant

President Obama marked Earth Day by traveling to a wind turbine tower plant here to promote his renewable energy policy, which he said will simultaneously create jobs, increase national security and help the environment.

By Web Politics Editor  |  April 22, 2009; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Energy  
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