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USEC says program on budget, on schedule

Energy company USEC Inc. said Monday that its American centrifuge research, development and demonstration program is on budget and on schedule, with five of the nine milestones certified by the Department of Energy. Full story

U.S. Senate confirms Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz's nomination to lead the Energy Department. Full story

Obama to name top EPA, Energy Department picks as early as this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama intends to nominate air quality expert Gina McCarthy to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy as early as this week, according to a source familiar with the process. Full story

DOE says sequestration may force furloughs, program cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Energy Department has notified its employees that it may have to place workers on temporary furloughs and slash "vital programs" if across-the-board budget cuts take place as scheduled in March. Full story

New SC senator already part of GOP pattern

   South Carolina’s incoming senator Tim Scott already has a track record of a familiar Republican tactic, bashing support programs in public, pnly to benefit from them in private. Rev. Al Sharpton explains.

A123 Says White House Gave It Nearly $1 Million

   CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Senator Chuck Grassley says the very day A123 filed for bankruptcy, the Department of Energy sent a check to the company for nearly $1 million. The Energy Department, he says, needs to answer for "autopilot" funding.

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  Export Battle Brewing

House Democrats want the Energy Department to delay approving an increase in liquefied nat gas exports. Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen Energy Program, and David Kreutzer, The Heritage Foundation, discuss.

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