President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline have been frustrated if not furious at what they see as unnecessary delays by President Barack Obama in deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline. And by now, it appears, opponents of the pipeline are getting antsy too. As Bloomberg News reports, this is a bit of a… Keep reading →

Obama Nominates New Energy Secretary, New EPA Administrator

Today President Obama singed an executive order regarding federal government energy targets, he toured a solar panel installation on the Department of Energy’s roof and gave some brief remarks before kicking off a roundtable with large US companies that do over $1 billion in business with the federal government. These companies are all making significant… Keep reading →

A large excavator loads a truck with oil

A female Suncor Energy employee was attacked and killed by a black bear at the company’s oil sands production facility in Northern Alberta, Canada yesterday. “An extensive investigation is now underway at a Suncor worksite in northern Alberta after a large male black bear attacked and killed a female employee. At about 2 p.m. at… Keep reading →


As the President mentioned in his State of the Union address this week, we must prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed in the new economy — especially skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). By supporting education and job training, we can strengthen the work force and ensure that Americans who are willing to… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers Economic Address At Steel Plant Near Pittsburgh

Energy issue positives from President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: Crediting surging domestic oil and natural gas production for adding jobs, creating economic growth and revitalizing the manufacturing sector. Recognizing that because of domestic output the U.S. “is closer to energy independence than we have been in decades.” Pledging to “slash bureaucracy” and streamline… Keep reading →


During the State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for the year ahead — calling it a year of action and highlighting how he will create opportunities to help American families succeed. Here at the Energy Department, we’re working to achieve the President’s goals by growing the clean energy economy — helping families… Keep reading →

President Obama Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

The big news over the weekend was the temporary deal the US and its allies struck with Iran over the country’s nuclear program. The deal – recently predicted in an exclusive Breaking Defense interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif – has been called the biggest diplomatic breakthrough with Tehran since the 1979 hostage crisis. The… Keep reading →

President Obama Gives Economic Address At Steel Manufacturing In Ohio

During a Cleveland steel plant tour, President Obama highlighted US energy as a success story. “We [have] invested in new American technologies to reverse our addiction to foreign oil, double wind power, double solar power, produce more oil, produce more natural gas, and do it all in a way that is actually bringing down some… Keep reading →

Congressional Showdown As Government Shutdown Looms

Energy issues featured prominently in the 2012 presidential election and now the Obama Administration is highlighting the important role energy plays in the economy, national security and the environment by again proclaiming October “National Energy Action Month.” Despite some lofty language, it’s not entirely clear how US citizens are supposed to help achieve high-level goals… Keep reading →


President Obama has made it clear that Syria crossed a “red line” by using chemical weapons against its own people. The proposed remedy is to execute a limited strike to change the behavior of the Assad government, but without putting troops on the ground, without regime change or without an international stamp of approval. Congress… Keep reading →

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