Energy Department officials prohibited subordinates from speaking with congressional investigators about their probe into illicit hiring practices and related whistleblower retaliation allegations, according to the lead investigator.
A federal agency implemented hiring practices that disadvantaged applicants who are military veterans and retaliated against employees who spoke out about the practice, according to a new report from federal watchdogs.
The United States could add thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity by speeding up approval of the 20 remaining liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals currently being reviewed by the Energy Department, according to a report released Thursday.
The Energy Department’s inspector general criticized a Michigan nonprofit on Monday for running afoul of stimulus job reporting requirements by only reporting jobs that were created with stimulus money.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the controversial Department of Energy loan program that has cost taxpayers billions on Monday.
The Department of Energy (DOE) put up hundreds of millions of dollars to back a risky “clean coal” project despite doubts about its viability after a company whose top executive is a large Democratic donor acquired it.
The chief executives of embattled electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive and an official from the Department of Energy loan program will face questions from Congress on Wednesday after the government-backed company’s failure.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) said she is “working with” the Department of Energy to revive the department’s dormant $25 billion auto loan program that has not closed a loan in two years.
A mirror manufacturer for solar energy projects that has received financial help from the federal government has gone bankrupt, a development that could affect current solar projects that have also received help from the federal government.