New Energy Secretary May Focus More on Energy, Less on Nuclear Weapons


Pres­i­dent-elect Oba­ma has an exten­sive and aggres­sive ener­gy pol­i­cy in mind includ­ing renew­able fuels R&D, com­pre­hen­sive urban plan­ning, rais­ing fuel effi­cien­cy stan­dards, and devel­op­ing clean coal tech­nolo­gies. Nuclear weapons are DOE’s cur­rent focus based on bud­get expen­di­tures, but the new Sec­re­tary of Ener­gy may get dif­fer­ent tasks.