Department of Energy

The Nuclear Option for Reducing Climate Change

Debate reignites over whether nuclear energy is an important tool or a costly mistake.

Learning from Advocacy for Energy Efficient Building Codes

Innovative approaches to energy efficient buildings can inform how to make progress in other regulatory areas, even in tough times.

Promoting Renewable Energy in the Federal Government

Presidential memo requires agencies to obtain 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Can Agencies Legally Use Social Media for Rulemaking?

ACUS draft report analyzes legal obstacles for using social media in rulemaking.

Adjusting the Social Cost of Carbon: A Commonsense Revision

Changes should be made to better reflect underlying scientific models.

EPA Upgrades its Energy Star Portfolio Manager

An upgraded online management system will better track buildings’ energy consumption.

OMB Releases Draft of Annual Report on Regulation’s Impacts

Major rules, especially EPA’s, potentially create enormous net benefits.

Draft Bill Would Limit EPA Rulemaking Power

Proposal would require Energy Department to review EPA regulations costing more than $1 billion.

President Obama’s Budget Sets Regulatory Priorities Too

The proposed budget identifies the administration’s regulatory priorities.

What the Unified Agenda Tells Us About Regulation’s Impending Burdens

Unified Agenda of new regulations only tells part of the story.

Regulatory News: Year in Review

We feature our top news posts from 2012.

Department of Energy Announces Solar Energy Investments

DOE seeks to invest in technologies to make solar energy more cost-effective.