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    Trump transition team for Energy Department seeks names of employees involved in climate meetings

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  • #2
    Sounds like the Left's wish for Green energy is getting fulfilled in a way they never intended...

    "Be careful what you wish for... You just might get it..."

    Here, the DOE and Obama administration wished for more attention on Green Energy and now they have it...

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    • #3
      Indications of a Gorebot purge at the Department of Energy?

      I certainly hope so.

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      • #4
        It will be interesting to see how many stand by their belief in the light of this development.
        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
          It will be interesting to see how many stand by their belief in the light of this development.
          I'm hoping that some of them claim a "religious test" defense...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
            It will be interesting to see how many stand by their belief in the light of this development.
            The average employee leans in whatever political direction he/she is told to. It won't affect them at all. The more political upper level executive types might be more affected, but they also have a remarkable ability to change political beliefs the way chameleons change colors. It's a survival instinct common to all bureaucracies and bureaucrats.

            Politicians come and go, but Civil Service goes on forever.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              With Rick Perry apparently moving to the top of the list for Secretary of Energy, the "climate" will be right for a purge...
              Trump Team Memo Hints at Big Shake-Up of U.S. Energy Policy

              by Catherine Traywick and Jennifer A Dlouhy
              December 8, 2016 —

              Advisers to President-elect Donald Trump are developing plans to reshape Energy Department programs, help keep aging nuclear plants online and identify staff who played a role in promoting President Barack Obama’s climate agenda.

              The transition team has asked the agency to list employees and contractors who attended United Nations climate meetings, along with those who helped develop the Obama administration’s social cost of carbon metrics, used to estimate and justify the climate benefits of new rules. The advisers are also seeking information on agency loan programs, research activities and the basis for its statistics, according to a five-page internal document circulated by the Energy Department on Wednesday. The document lays out 65 questions from the Trump transition team, sources within the agency said.

              [...]

              In response to news of the document, Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, sent a letter to Trump warning that any punishment of agency workers carrying out policies his administration doesn’t agree with “would be tantamount to an illegal modern-day political witch hunt, and would have a profoundly chilling impact on our dedicated federal workforce.”

              [...]

              The S&P 500 Energy Sector Index meanwhile climbed 0.3 percent on Friday to the highest level since June 2015. Exelon Corp., the biggest nuclear power plant operator in the U.S., gained 2 percent to $34.88 at 3:41 p.m. in New York on news of the potential support for generators.

              [...]

              Social Cost

              The questions about the social cost of carbon dovetail with similar, so-far-unsuccessful requests from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who have also sought information about the analysis underpinning that policy and the people who helped develop it.

              The transition team questions includes perfunctory requests to identify current advisory committees, pending procurement decisions and positions subject to Senate confirmation — information critical to ensuring the agency’s functions before and after Trump is sworn in.

              The document also signals which of the department’s agencies could face the toughest scrutiny under the new administration. Among them: the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, a 7-year-old unit that has been a critical instrument for the Obama administration to advance clean-energy technologies.

              [...]

              Nuclear Plants

              The document shows Trump advisers contemplating ways to keep aging U.S. nuclear power plants online, including by addressing concerns about the long-term storage of spent radioactive material. “How can the DOE support existing reactors to continue operating,” and “what can DOE do to help prevent premature closure of plants?” the transition team asks.

              Trump advisers have been weighing how to revive a long-stalled plan to stash radioactive waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain.

              [...]


              https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-energy-policy

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