Rick Perry says Trump is the ‘chosen one’ to be president

Politics 11/25/19, 18:39

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in an interview released by "Fox & Friends" over the weekend that he believes Trump was God's “chosen one” to be President of the United States.  “God’s used imperfect people all through history. King David wasn’t perfect. Saul wasn’t perfect. Solomon wasn’t perfect,” Perry told Fox News. Perry ...

Perry sidesteps testifying before impeachment investigators

Politics 11/01/19, 18:54

Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry was called to testify on Friday, Nov. 1, before the House Committees as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump but he refused to follow the request, according to the department's representative. His deposition was scheduled for next Wednesday, according to an anonymous source familiar ...

New Mexico governor says no to high-level nuclear waste

U.S. 06/07/19, 17:03

New Mexico's governor said Friday she's opposed to plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a multibillion-dollar facility in her state to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the U.S.In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the interim storage ...

Energy Secretary: US aims to making fossil fuels cleaner

U.S. 05/30/19, 19:37

The Trump administration is committed to making fossil fuels cleaner rather than imposing "draconian" regulations on coal and oil, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday at an energy conference in Salt Lake City. Perry previously said the administration wants to spend a half-billion dollars next year on fossil fuel research ...

Energy Department says it will remove plutonium from Nevada

U.S. 04/30/19, 18:53

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is pledging to expedite the removal of weapons-grade plutonium secretly hauled to Nevada last year as the state and Trump administration remain locked in a court battle about whether the shipment was legal. The Energy Department intends to start removing the highly radioactive material in 2021 ...

US approves deal to share nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia

Tech 03/28/19, 15:01

The Trump administration has approved six applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers Thursday. Perry told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Energy Department has approved 37 nuclear applications since January 2017, including nine in the Middle ...

Perry defends plan for Nevada nuclear-waste storage site

World 03/26/19, 12:25

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is defending the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas. Perry told a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that the alternative was leaving spent nuclear fuel at sites in more than three dozen states. Perry says ...

US energy secretary surprises at World Government Summit

U.S. 02/10/19, 02:34

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has made a surprise visit to the World Government Summit in Dubai.Perry took the stage Sunday to announce a robotics competition would be held later this year in the United Arab Emirates.Perry is a former Texas governor who twice launched unsuccessful presidential campaigns.The annual World ...

Poland signs 20-year deal to buy natural gas from the US

Europe 12/19/18, 12:28

Poland has signed a long-term deal with a U.S. company for supplies of liquefied natural gas as part of an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, the two sides announced on Wednesday.Port Arthur LNG, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, and Poland's state gas company PGNiG jointly ...

US says Europe needs diversity from Russian energy supplies

Europe 11/13/18, 11:55

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia.Perry said Tuesday in Hungary that Russia needs to be prevented from using "energy as a coercive weapon," like when it sometimes temporarily cuts winter gas supplies affecting mostly eastern Europe.Hungarian Minister ...

Poland signs deal for long-term deliveries of US gas

Europe 11/08/18, 07:02

Poland's main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere during a ceremony in Warsaw attended ...

Biggest test for Texas’ GOP governor may come after election

U.S. 11/06/18, 08:26

Texas' surprisingly close Senate race and record-smashing turnout in early voting isn't giving Republican Gov. Greg Abbott jitters as he breezes into Tuesday's midterm on the brink of a second term.A far bigger test looms after the election.Democrat Lupe Valdez, the former sheriff of Dallas, was a longshot from the ...

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

U.S. 10/16/18, 05:18

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. "We're sharing our energy bounty with the world," Perry gushed from a stage at the ...

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