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Exclusive: Energy Secretary Chu Calls for Extension of 1603 Cash Grants

In a conference call on Wednesday Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the Obama administration supports the extension of�key stimulus-funded renewable energy subsidy programs, including the very popular 1603 cash grants.

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DOE Commits $1Bln to FutureGen

The Obama administration believes carbon capture works. How else to explain yesterday’s news that the Department of Energy would commit $1 billion to support the FutureGen Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in southern Illinois.

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The Alternative Agenda: BP’s well finally sealed, DoE’s Rogers to leave post

The Alternative Agenda: BP’s Macondo well is finally sealed; DoE’s Matt Rogers to leave; BNY Mellon gets into the carbon market business

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Will Cap-and-Trade Go The Way of The Public Option?

On Sunday White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, when asked whether President Obama would sign a bill that did not include a� price on carbon, said Obama had campaigned on cap-and-trade and believed that a comprehensive energy and climate change legislation should seek to cut carbon. Without specifically mentioning cap-and-trade, however, Emanuel avoided giving…

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Energy Secretary Chu Postpones China Trip �To Work on BP Oil Spill�

// < ![CDATA[ // ]]> Energy Secretary Steven Chu has postponed his trip to China, scheduled for next week, after President Obama asked him to stay to continue to oversee the government’s response to the month-old BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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