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"department energy" Discussed on KXNT NewsRadio 840 AM
"There plus the live video feeds the Joe pags show led to have you here really glad to have backed the secretary the department energy is Dan Brouillette Dan how are you I'm doing great job like to have me back it's always an absolute pleasure to have you on you have to tone down I'm telling you it when you're done got beat energy secretary couple talk to bill gets on the radio after a while I make more money there will do I'm in okay is it brought you probably would to be honest with you I'm not sure the government exactly all right so let's not let's talk about energy let's talk about something I brought up my show many times and and we talk to many people in Congress about it the fact is there is a certain amount of money that that energy producers here who go and harvested and produced it and then and they get it out of the shale into the fracking all that there's I don't know that number is there to maybe you do I I used to be thirty dollars as reported was fifty or fifty five dollars a barrel when you've got an argument or dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia to major oil producers and that dispute over it the byproduct is a lowering the price per barrel that's lower than we even need to get it out of the ground that hurts our our production to get right to characterize that right at all did I stumble over myself just now no you don't you you characterize it exactly perfectly Joe look let's back up just a second semi generally oil production out of of the Permian other Texas and other parts of the country generally shale producers really depends on the company really depends on the cost record the company more poorly the debt structure of the company so if their calls are I obviously need a higher price per barrel but generally if you look across the industry looking at somewhere in the high thirties maybe low forties you know it's a general number that you need that when a country like Saudi Arabia you know has a listing costs on the ground of about five Bucks obviously it's hard to compete but the important thing to remember is that Saudi Arabia their budget deficits are not deficits but their budgets are very large because our social welfare welfare programs are very large right so their actual need is somewhere you know around eighty dollars a barrel hello so while it while they could pull it out of the ground at five they really need higher prices in order to you know the one that budget that they have it and that's what we feel across the market now you do early in the in the corona virus a pandemic the situation that we face with demand falling off the way it did what we saw was a dispute within the OPEC cartel between Russia and Saudi and Saudi reaction to that dispute was to both will lower the price and raise their production so it was a double whammy for the energy industry all across the world so we need anywhere between thirty eight thirty or two to maybe fifty dollars a barrel just to do it just to break even some people listening understand these companies are doing in America and we're a net exporter of oil now so we're doing great they need that money just keep their people employed and keep the machines moving when Saudi Arabia and Russia get into a dispute in Saudi Arabia says well forget about it open the spigot lower prices to the bottom basement it's not just hurting Russia backed that that this be doesn't matter to us it matters to us because of that controls the price of oil on the world market like it or not OPEC has a lot to say about how much it cost per barrel yeah does it you know but you know the other thing to keep in mind shows that not only we do we have this dispute this price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia we also had the man fall off because of the pandemic so is the the Connie shut down all across the world you had this again this double whammy got a price war going on and you have falling demand serve two challenges facing the American industry and they paid a heavy price for this over the past thirty five forty days it's energy secretary Dan Brouillette Dan I that maybe I'm a conspiracy theorist but Saudi Arabia has done this before they do it anytime it looks as though production in the United States is going to go up during the the Obama administration they didn't do it much because there was so much overwhelming regulation on oil in production and finding new places the harvest that they'd have to really worry about us during George W. bush I remember Saudi Arabia pushing the price down to where people in the Permian and also in the Dakotas were saying do we can get it out of the ground at this price the duty is there any thought the back of your mind that they were doing it for that reason to known coronavirus is hurting us economically this might be a a nice time to swoop in and hurt the oil producers in America you know many many of made that argument I think look there may be some truth to it at some level I'm not quite sure either the the the interesting thing about this is that there was no market to move the oil to so while it may be advantageous for some to come into lower prices and tight try take market share from folks in Texas or North Dakota or anywhere in the United States the challenge with that is that you have to sell it you have to you have to have a war you have to bring it somewhere so it's hard to take market share from someone else when there is no market in the in the first instance yeah that's a very good point it's Dan Brouillette he's the energy guy that secretary for the United States of America the president stepped in talk to Saudi Arabia talk to I've only talked to rush or not you can fill us in I talk to Ted Cruz last week he said that he called our friends in Saudi Arabia Hey what are you guys doing and I know that you've been involved as well so what have we done to try to balance things out to that of the oil producers here are hurt so badly what to you know all all of the policy makers have been involved so you know senator you mentioned senator Ted Cruz he's done a great job of bringing to the table issues that you know kids earlier outside of my lane is the energy secretary I mean as a senator he has he has the opportunity pine of many things including the the support that we provide Saudi Arabia in terms of its military our military right and having forces on the ground so he was very effective in bringing those arguments to the table the president was personally engaged however with the president of Russia and Mr Putin as well as the king of Saudi Arabia and really was uniquely capable qualified and able to bring these world leaders to the table to do this deal to force them to reduce their over production that we are experiencing today and the reason he was able to do that is because of the strong energy industry in the United States imagine if this pandemic it happened if we face this condition say nineteen seventy three nineteen seventy four while we are almost wholly dependent upon other nations you know for the importation of art wall that we needed here the president was able to bring a bring on you know bring to the table not only his negotiating skills but he could do that from a position of extreme stress you know our energy independence in the United States fundamentally changes Natalie this president but every future president's ability to affect foreign policy in this way and it was just a it was a unique circumstance we face but we were fortunate to have you know this president at this time to do the the final deal yeah I agree with you it's energy secretary Dan Brouillette but when it comes to our producing oil are making deals around the world this prejudice as shown to be just head and shoulders above so many before him were you surprised that away how quickly this was able to get done because this dispute has been going on very long and this price you know drop has been going on very long it again right still smack dab in the middle the corona virus pandemic this seems to be awfully fast to be down on the tell us what you yeah no I mean look we're we're about thirty five forty fifty days into this thing and you know at the ministerial level at my level we engaged for the last you know three or four weeks ago and we worked out as much as we can work out you know my level but look at the end of the day these are these are head of state issues these are have a stay problems and you know our president really rose to the occasion he stepped up to the plate and brought these two guys together in a way that only Donald Trump can before your talk to Rick Perry the former governor of Texas were friends and he was a great energy secretary now I've talked to you about it several times to LNG the deals we made of the E. U. the deal be made about getting our R. liquefied natural gas around the globe were key to helping our standing in the world are is that affected at all by corona viruses that still happening or things slow down sure absolutely so what we're seeing all across the world you know natural gas is a great generator of electricity it is used in the generation of electricity all around the world but especially here in the United States so you know we we follow closely what's happening in the electricity markets because that ultimately we're not alternately but it has a big impact on demand for natural gas right so everything seems to be going fine on the electricity side what we are concerned about however is you know the decreased production of oil specially in places like the Permian we're gas is often associated with the production of oil and as we see those wells potentially closing down or shutting in we're concerned about our supply of natural gas that will ultimately affect our ability to export if we see those numbers go down too low as you said a million times I'm not very smart so I think I just heard you say something that I did know down so when we go and we frack the shale to get the the the fossil fuels is the byproduct liquefied natural gas is the did I just hear your right we actually make it in tandem some liquefied natural gas is just ghastly fight to ship it across the world okay but yet but typically you know you have a lot of gas production along with the production of oil to come hand in glove in certain parts of the world depends on the the geography of the of the place in which you're developing well how great is that already stand yet he's the energy secretary one last thing before I let you go always appreciate the timely access we've got to start the economy back up in and hopefully that can start happening in piecemeal like central the middle you know of the country flyover country there there isn't a whole lot of corona virus like we have in LA and San Francisco New York and Chicago can we start and slowly but surely opening the economy back up what roles energy going to play in that well you know energy underpins much of the U. S. economy so it's a very important component of of everything that we do in the country today so I I suppose and I want to get ahead of the White House but the president is putting together a task force which he will announce tomorrow and I would expected energy will be a large part of that and we look forward to working with that group as we gradually reopen this economy post pandemic and thinking about it and and contemplating what your role will be again I don't get ahead of them either but obviously if you're going to be you know you'll be getting at least some some walking papers from whatever this gathering is going to be energies gotta be ramped up as soon as we we all start jumping in our cars and and going to demand goes through the roof again and hopefully it's gonna go through the roof because I want the economy to be had to be very strong what what would you have to do because right now I'm guessing seeing the production slowed down seeing the gas prices as low as they are saying that the demand basically nonexistent do you have to do anything as a mechanism in the energy department to make sure they were ready what would you want to do is is look across the grid for instance I would talk about electricity a little bit earlier wanna make sure that these things come back online appropriately you know commercial electricity use has gone down fairly dramatically over the course of last few weeks he would ensure that comes back online it doesn't hamper damage other uses of electricity the hospitals and other places that really rely upon the the generation and production of electricity so we want to manage those things in the in a very careful way but also in the gasoline sign on the crude oil side you know we've got a pipeline capacity all throughout the country and some of his getting quite backed up so you know storage becomes a premium a lot of the screw to still fit in the pipeline we want to make sure it moves through safely we want to make sure that there are no accidents as we continue to wrap up this demand all throughout the all throughout the country sounds great man I love the job you're doing its energy secretary Dan Brouillette jealous talk again soon appreciate it thanks Joe thanks for having me all right we're back after this on the Joe pags show stay right here.
"department energy" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"The winter heat beats down in the summer it's ironic that people don't really pay attention to the attic because it's out of sight out of mind but we intellectually know that four feet above our head is a hundred and fifty degree attic in August we understand catch jump on the roads in the winter time but we don't ever think about it so what eagle show focuses on primarily is what department energy calls the big three insulation ventilation quality pure air flow and eighty percent of that heat loss and heat gain as always the attic one that obviously makes sense and as far as the insulation in the attic when you're looking at homes in the Sacramento area or throughout northern California why did there's a variety of ways people have done this I mean new to new technology certainly I think it's pretty standard but you're going back years there were a lot of different ways to insulate well and that's true and when you it California can be a little crazy when it comes to building code yes so just for example Sacramento heat index it's so much hotter here in this space and you have a lot more heat loss and heat game but when you look at for example ventilation should look at the vents on your rough you have the exact same ventilation coda Sausalito California now I think I'm crazy that is their addicts get to eighty your first gets to hundred fifty degrees but you have the same vents that tends to be a reason why a lot of people say at eight o'clock at night why the heck am I hotter in my house when it's cold outside or in the wintertime Whitey catch jump on the roofs right right you're paying your money basically heat the world you go to snow area and you see the snow melting on top of the rough outside you're paying your money to keep the world yeah so that's why he was jailed for twenty eight years of doing this forty five thousand clients we focused primarily I jokingly say the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing keep the heat you do not want in the summer out keep the heat you do want in the winter and if you do that well you're going to run your air conditioner and heater seventy percent last you're going to save up to forty four percent off the utility bill mainly because you're ten to twelve degrees cooler in the summer warmer in the winter and because you're running your air conditioner and heater seventy percent less because you're not wasting your no longer kicking your high tier that's why you save forty four percent off your bill sure you save on money and in addition to that the experts will tell you that the best heating and cooling systems are those that don't run in other words if you don't have to have a kick in and heat your home or kick in and cool your home if it's properly insulated you're much better off because that system's gonna last a lot longer you're dead on and in fact it's funny all the years I've been doing commercial those on TV and radio the number one question I get over three decades it's the same question our client will call and say Garrett should I upgrade my air conditioner and heater and my answer is always the same so you can more efficiently waste energy right well booked until you keep the heat you do not want out summer and keep the heat you do one and winner while you're doing with better air conditioning and heating and fans to cycling err flow trying to feel better without fixing the problem at the source right right now there is a special offer if you dial pound two fifty and you say the key word eagle shield now your attic audit fee is going to be three hundred fifty dollars but that's going to be waived for homeowners who call right now eagle shield will also include a free high performance space age water heater blanket to the first fifty callers that's a one hundred and fifty dollar value dial pound two fifty when you're prompted say eagle shield that's pretty easy to do you have an option to receive an auto dialed text message with more information from I heart media so remember to accept that text message it's important to say yes to that because then of course you get all of this valuable information on eagle shield and this special offer dial pound two fifty right now okay so our special I guess here today is Garrett Harward Garrett is a local energy specialist and owner of eagle shield so once again good to have you in here talk to me a little bit about how you help our listeners I mean when you go out there you talk about savings as far as the the money it's going to take the heat or cool the home you're talking about making sure that their heating and cooling systems last longer give us all those benefits well in order of importance for the biggest return on investment and we start with the eighty percent of your heat loss and he game which is attic so the first thing we do is before you get solid problem you have to know what the problem is right so we come in with thermal imaging so we have a nine thousand dollar thermal imaging camera it will assess where you're losing heat gain he give us that exact percentage and we will completely do an audit of your attic and we'll look at things like your Vance your docs your ventilation code to your gables your ridge vents well look at your insulation values will look at your roughing once we're done then we can give you a report on that let you know exactly to the percentage rate you're losing heat gaining eight that's what our auditors do every day you know what that in and of itself is probably something that every homeowner should do you should know especially in an older home what's happening there I say the joke and it's a joke.
From the Archive: Michael Lewis and Tana French
"Michael thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. So you've covered very exciting topics before. Wall Street is exciting. Sports is exciting. The Department of Agriculture is not generally considered exciting. How did you decide to to turn to this? So it wouldn't have been exciting before trump. I think trump electrified all the material. So what happened. Several things at once happened. I just finished a book about Danny. Common name is diversity to Israeli psychologist who Study the way people Miss Miss Value. Risk price risk and one of their insights. Was that if you take a catastrophic risks. I mean it's like a one in a million chance of happening and and make it a one in ten thousand still very remote increase the likelihood one hundred times people don't feel it and I had this sense. When trump was elected in the way he was approaching governing that he was he was doing that across a big portfolio of risks that. I thought that the one way to think of the federal government is a manager of giant portfolio of risks many of them catastrophic and that people weren't feeling it exactly. I was doing on this in about how to write about it when he made Rick Perry the Secretary of Energy of Course Rick. Perry had said that he thought the Department of you should be eliminated when he was on stage in a debate but he couldn't remember even the name of the place and once he collided with it he realised. Oh maybe it shouldn't be eliminated because the departmental has nuclear weapons in inside of it and I thought well maybe this is the this is the way maybe actually kind of want follow it follow ric currency what it means for. Rick Perry to be running this place and then somewhere in all this. I learned that the Obama Administration partly because they're required to by law partly because Obama was a responsible person had essentially Had BEEN AT WORK. For a year to create these briefings for the whoever was gonNA roll into the federal government and run it and there was a there have been thousand thousand people across across the government who had spent the better part of a year creating these briefing books thinking about how to present the government to someone who didn't know anything about it and these briefings were supposed to happen the day after the election. I mean they're gonNa roll and that's what happened. When Obama rolled in to replace Bush and the trump people hadn't shown up at all so then I had a hook but now I do too in the hook was I'm GonNa go get the briefings. Briefings and trump people never bothered to get and kind of learn about this portfolio of risk and try to get a sense of what we should be worried about why that was the start and then you ended up covering not just the Department of Energy but also the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture. You know I had a selection problem that reminded me a bit of the selection problem. I had with the big short and the big short there was a pool of kind of fifteen Wall Street guys who had seen the crisis coming or thought they'd seen it coming and made a fortune betting on the collapse of either Wall Street or the housing market and I wandered around a long time on a casting. Search figure out which ones were the best to tell the story through. Who are the other contenders? There were a lot of them. I mean they were. They were hundreds of them but they were fifteen of them and and all were willing to let me write about him. It was just who could kind of teach the reader the most important things what was the best way to dramatize this. And in this case I had actually fifteen cabinet level positions fifteen departments to choose from and I had a narrow down. I couldn't do the federal government. I wasn't gonNA keep the reader for more than a couple of hundred pages. I knew right away it was going to be three or four and I thought I had some criteria I thought one. It's gotta be something that I suspect. Most readers have no idea what it does and I just. I would just market test this. I'd be at a dinner party and say they might tell me what the Department of Commerce does and nobody had any idea that half the budget went to weather collecting weather data. You know or in the department energy most people didn't like Rick. Perry as opposed to the Treasury Department of the State Department of people have some vague idea. What does it? I wanted to be out of the public eye because I thought among other things I think. The risks are greater when public not watching the trump administration and finally. I thought they started to be very important so the Department of Education. I mean it's nothing's not important in the federal government but some of it's more important than than others so i. I spent time in most of the departments. I mean are talked to people from most departments and eliminated things along the way and then figured these are the three I wanted to do. Having said that I mourn not having written about the State Department and more not having read about the Department of the Interior. I think you could drop a writer into any one of these places and he would come away with a really. There's a wonderful stories to tell I mean. The Department of Education Is One. That's been written about a lot because of that. The high profile of the appointee to a lesser extent repairing sort of when he came in there was a flurry of attention and then kind of died away. So what is Rick Perry doing at the Department of Energy and what the Department of Energy supposed to be doing? It's a really good question what he is doing what. I dipped out of this story. I mean the last time I interviewed someone at the department injuries. Maybe six months ago and what I'm told. Is he set himself up as a kind of cheerleader ceremonial head of with the. Who isn't all that interested in the place? So you seem tweet a lot about it but we never got the briefings presumably. I know more about it than he does. Because I sat down with people had them walk me through the whole department. Maybe by now. He's accumulated some information. But what does it do? It's a vast science project what it is and part of the science project is tending to testing assembling nuclear weapons. That that's a big part of the budget. Another big part of the budget is cleaning up nuclear. Waste their sites in this country. And you wouldn't believe it. It's sort of like green type. Post-apocalyptic PLACES PAN for Washington. The Department of Defense three billion dollars a year trying to clean up the remains of the plutonium factories that that generated the atom bombs for World War. Two you ask the people in the department energy to give you an honest estimate how long it's GonNa take to to clean the place up hundred years one hundred billion dollars. I mean that's not trivial. And and what is at stake is there is a giant plume underground of of nuclear waste. That's slowly drifting towards the Columbia River which is not that far away said up on the Columbia River because they need the water to cool the it was there for a reason but if it leaches into the Columbia River. It's a catastrophe the for the Pacific northwest and it's managed in a very short term way. Things happen there. That are very alarming but does that predate trump or is it always been managed in a short term way although trump was the trigger for my story and trump is by far the most negligent manager of the federal government. We've had my lifetime Fisher probably forever. I never thought of his story. Just about trump. I thought of it. A story about the narrative we have created has poisoned or at Lea- screwed up the relationship between the society and government. That that this whole notion that the government is filled with lazy stupid. Bureaucrats who were kind of dead weight on society is a really dumb story. It's not true story. Department energy actually illustrates this. There is within the Department of Energy and his science project a seventy billion dollar loan portfolio and a few hundred million dollar venture capital fund. That is responsible for the entire. Solar power industry is responsible for Tesla. The first that were given to Tesla it is. It's it's the only place where dollars will be allocated to long term innovation. Industry doesn't do this if you she track back. Where the the innovations that led to the current American economy came from almost always it started with a government some government investment the Internet. The iphone wouldn't wouldn't exist without govern investment. When I think about the government I think of it as this. This exquisitely important exquisitely complicated machine that. We've let rust for decades telling ourselves a story that we need to basically just kick it every now and then it keep it from being too lazy and this guys come along and got sledgehammer. Trump has come along and he's getting this is getting you. He's going to do really mortal damage to it all right. So here's a short term thinking way of looking at this if you have things like nuclear cleanup. That are one hundred year. One hundred billion dollar projects is this potentially four year maybe eight year term of neglect. Kind of benign neglect. Because it's just GonNa it's all moving so slowly anyway or is he actively doing something in these departments. That is making it far worse. We have to worry. I think we have to worry a lot in. That's not me saying there's there are people who were kind of professional watchers of the federal government who are independent reps of the situation and then they're terrified for a few reasons. One is just the people who were in the federal government in the first year. The trump administration twenty percent of the top six thousand managers in the government civil service senior executive types left Biz. A hollowing out of the talent. And there's real talent there. These are not trivial. People people who were there in a lot of people federal government could be being paid a lot more money in the private sector and they've been drawn to some mission whether it's school nutrition or tending the nuclear arsenal or the weather service. They're there because they love the mission in because they know how important job is and we've mistreated those people for a long time. But now the level of mistreatment got very high and the dispersion of those people is a problem but then there are lots of things that are not so long term. I mean the trump budgets zeroed out both the loan program and the investments in the Department Energy Department of Agriculture Department. Agriculture has a three billion dollar research. Budget typically always overseen by a scientist and agricultural scientist. And if you talk to the woman who previously occupied the place Kathy Woteki a re a one a distinguished agricultural scientists who've been in government. Thirty years really knows what she's doing. She's all of his budget right. Now is one way or another being directed to research tied to climate. Change that we're to feed ourselves we're GONNA have to think differently. Be where how and where we grey sheep and cows and grow wheat and the climate change and have a big effect on the food supply trump appointed to this job right wing talk show radio host from Iowa who happened to support who knew who has no science background whatsoever named Sam Clovis now he has recently been removed from consideration. And there's nobody on his anybody in the job right now but the neglect of investment right now in the government will have consequences down the road. The bright spot is make it so bad and this is the point of the book. It make it so bad that people may wake up and we'll have a different narrative about our government.
As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?
"All right the S. and P. Five hundred hit another record high. This week it's up almost twenty five percent for the year but but the SMP's index of oil and gas stocks. This is down more than twenty percent. It's a sign of trouble for this country's oil industry Darius Roffe on has the story some of the most successful companies in the oil business business are household names thing Exxon Mobil or Chevron but the boom in shale drilling that has helped turn the US into the world's largest oil producer that that has been driven by smaller independent operators companies that have pushed the limits of drilling technology and taking big risks on unproven oilfields today day shale accounts for about two-thirds of US oil production and nearly all of the industry's growth but many of the companies that made that growth possible are now struggling to stay stay afloat. David Dacko bomb analyst at Investment Bank. Callan says that has a lot to do with the business model of US shale. This isn't industry. The you know for every dollar that they brought in they would spend two for years. Operators focused on drilling lots of new wells very fast prioritizing explosive growth over profitability. And until now now they've been able to rely on deep pocket. Investors who are willing to pour fresh capital into the industry despite years of lackluster returns. It's a story that may be familiar to anyone. He's been following the tech industry in recent years. Dekel bomb compares it to a kind of prospector mentality. There's a lot of romance I think. Because there's always this idea of this this brand's new play. That's going to have billions of barrels of upside. And if you know you can just get in early than it will pay off in the long run. Of course oil has always been a boom and bust I industry in two thousand fourteen for instance a catastrophic price crash left the industry reeling but even then billions in new investment flowed into US shale today today shrinking global demand for oil is driving the price down once again. What's different this time around? Investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check. I think now. Oh you've seen a lot of pressure of we want you to be a real business. Your cost structure is too high. You have too much that I'm not funding. You're drilling anymore with external capital. You have to live within your means without access to fresh cash. Many producers are pulling back on new exploration. The number of rigs drilling for new oil is at its lowest point in two years. That's bad news is for people like Ron Fountain who works on a drilling rig. In the Balkan Shale of North Dakota. He thinks back to a few years ago when the price of oil was over. One hundred dollars a barrel and companies. These were drilling with abandon. That's when we were still booming. There was rigs coming out every month. We couldn't keep up. There were so many so much work going on today. Though with more and more rigs sitting idle life has become uncertain for fountain and his fellow. Drillers we went from having you know three year contracts to well to well contracts which means you drill one hole and if you did a good job then they'll give you another one or may drop you and we gotta figure it out from there and he's not the only one feeling. The Pinch Halliburton one of the biggest players in. US shale drilling has laid off nearly three thousand workers in the Permian Basin. The country's trees most prolific oilfield employment has almost completely stalled out. That's after going more than eleven percent last year. Meanwhile many of the smaller producers who loaded up on debt are struggling to pay it back leading to a wave of bankruptcies more than three dozen so far this year all of this adding up to slower oil output data from the department energy shows that production was flat in the first half of twenty nineteen after growing more than twenty percent last year in theory as production slows and supply shrinks. The price royal should go back up which could provide a much-needed boost. The question. Says Ron Fountain is how many companies will be able to survive. Until then I think as an industry we're we're GONNA be okay but I think there's a lot of people That are kind of holding their breath.
"department energy" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"Department energy stands ready to tap into the strategic reserve patrolling reserve before last to stabilize the global energy supply Yemen's who the rebels claim credit for the attacks the trump administration is blaming Iran Iran calls the U. S. claim maximum lines democratic congressman Adam Schiff on face the nation I think the president should to engage in diplomacy with Iran I think it's the only way out of the situation house speaker Nancy Pelosi and democratic leader Chuck Schumer say they spoke to the president this morning at their request they say there is the president to include house passed universal background checks as part of any gun control proposal he endorses they also called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to give the house passed bills a vote on the Senate floor on CNN's state of the union Kentucky senator rand Paul was asked if he would support expanded background checks we don't know yet what's coming forward I can tell you they don't have to be consistent with the constitution there are no reported fatalities but people who experienced a deck collapse last night and a three story home in the New Jersey Shore town of Wildwood won't soon forget it at least twenty one people were injured Gail Ivan's witnessed the collapse the first floor deck pulled away first and people started sliding off and yelling and I when falling and then is that when it pulled the colors down in the third floor deck came down to was very like slow motion it was really scary the New Jersey Shore town is currently hosting an annual firefighters convention at the box office..
"department energy" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On there before you take for you. Right. Especially if you are it's clear, you know, nothing about it already. I mean you were dealing with completing Ramos and, and that he you would if I were Trump, I mean, if I were in that situation, my God, I got to be president. I didn't mean to the dog who caught the car. That's what he is. Right balking after the car assume, he's not gonna catch it and car stops, and boom. He got the car and. If I were that guy, how would we so panicked, like, I it's like I got into a PHD program in physics and I don't know what physics is. Describing the energy secretary Brian. Well, that's true, too, but they don't even show and that there were all these briefings to get that. Nobody got up till this book was published last October. So last August last August, I was getting briefings. No one had ever heard. And there were these, these off take the brief that I thought I thought actually go round, this film them all just that we had them. So we don't lose it. But you had people say thanks for calling. You know, I was so wanted to give this briefing and, and explain how we don't have the get the virus and. From my point of view. It was the whole country's in need of a civics. Lessening the included. And it was he Trump electrify this material by being so negligent. I mean, all of a sudden, I don't believe if you'd set me into the energy department, agriculture department of Commerce Department three years ago, anybody would have been all that interested in knowing what they did because they'd just sort of someone's taking care of it. Yeah. We, we spent lots of time disparaging the government, but we basically assume their basic professional. Right. And now we know nobody's there, you know, that Rick Perry is running the department Rick Perry. I mean, this is again, if you had to pick the person in America who is demonstrably nut qualified to run the department energy. It's the guy who set on stage in a presidential debate. He's going to limit it. But couldn't remember it. Yeah..
"department energy" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Worked on climate change policy at the interior department under Barack Obama, President Trump took over climate change was no longer a priority. Joel was transferred to a new department and eventually quit. And Joel you've been keeping a close eye on what's happening at the interior and this new push towards energy dominance, right? Yeah. It was very clearly gonna be a big issue when they came in and said, we actually want to be the department energy here deal with a real department of energy, and they started talking about this term energy dominance for a while. It was energy independence that wasn't enough energy dominance was the new term. We all know that direct link between fossil fuel use and climate change, the more we use climate change gets worse. There's no question about the linkage and in this case with federal lands. It's American taxpayers that are facilitating it they're not being compensated appropriately for the most part, and they're essentially complicit. In an industry's exploitation, and is damaging swimming. We're paying the costs of front, and we're paying a cost on the back end is bad for Americans. What do you see happening to the people living in Alaska along the Arctic who you were trying to help before leaving government? Every fall we cross our fingers and hope that a monster. Storm doesn't come in off the or Chuck C and just wiped off the map. It's hair-raising. You can imagine a bad storm on the Caribbean. Right. We'll add had Arctic conditions to that. And things can happen very quickly. And there's no air support there. I mean, there's getting people out of harm's way in the moment is going to be an emergency exercise that could well lead to loss of life. So ten years from now, I know some of those villages won't be there. Joel good to meet you, man. And thank you for your work. Thanks, a pleasure to speak with you. Here reveal we're going to continue to report from the consequences of President Trump's energy dominance policies and how they're affecting people and nature..
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"Rowe price. Invest with confidence. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang. And I'm Ari Shapiro. There've been a lot of books written about chaos and dysfunction in the Trump White House. The latest book by Michael Lewis? Looks lower down the food chain at parts of the government that don't get as much attention like the department of commerce and the department of energy the book is called the fifth risk Michael Lewis. Welcome back to all things considered. Thanks for having me in each part of the government that you look at you tell the story of what happened during the transition between election day and the inauguration and each case the story is pretty much the same. What happened? Well, what happened was before the election? The Obama administration had spent the better part of a year and a thousand people's time creating essentially the best course ever created on how the federal government works, and what the problems are these departments with the idea that the day after the election hundreds of people from the new administration would roll in and get the briefings. Learn what the problems were and how they dealt with them. And the Trump administration just didn't show. I mean across the government parking spaces were empty and nice little finger sandwiches that have been laid out went on Eaton and briefing books when an open to the point where when I roll in a few months later, I'm the first person who's heard the briefing that the Trump administration was supposed to get and when the Trump administration ultimately did send some people or one person there was a pattern in the kinds of people who showed up. Well, the real pattern was everybody who showed up was a Trump loyalist and very few of them had any kind of qualifications for the jobs. They were being sent into and the spirit with which they approach was kind of egg hostility to the enterprise, give us an example, what what happened when people eventually showed up at the place like the department of energy, which you write about. So the department energy could just as easily be called the department nuclear weapons. I mean. That's where the nuclear weapons are tested. It's where they're assembled stockpile is overseen in the department energy. So they're shocked. They're when the day after the election, no one shows up and they're shocked when the guy who's in charge of the nuclear weapons, packs up his boxes and goes home. And nobody says anything and nobody to replace him eventually kind of a month after the election. The Trump people sent in one guy who was a fossil fuels industry kind of lobbyists who was there mainly to root out any interest in the department of energy in climate change and in developing alternative energies. But he he comes for an hour listens. Politely and leaves? And so the the whole conversation that might have happened about. How we manage the nuclear stockpile didn't really happen. And then a little while later, an odd assortment of young people who are kind of personally connected to the Trump's friends of the Trump's sons, for example, start to turn up inside the department, but they the people the outgoing people generally had the impression that. The Trump illustration did have any idea what they did and be weren't terribly curious to know, why should it matter to most Americans? If an agency that they rarely think about is run by people who either have a benign disinterest in the agency or an active opposition to what the agency is supposed to be doing. I mean, let's take an example.
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"Invest with confidence. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Elsa Chang. And I'm Ari Shapiro. There've been a lot of books written about chaos and dysfunction in the Trump White House. The latest book by Michael Lewis? Looks lower down the food chain at parts of the government that don't get as much attention like the department of commerce and the department of energy the book is called the fifth risk Michael Lewis. Welcome back to all things considered. Thanks for having me in each part of the government that you look at you tell the story of what happened during the transition between election day and the inauguration. And in each case, the story is pretty much the same. What happened? Well, what happened was before the election? The Obama administration had spent the better part of a year and a thousand people's time creating essentially the best course ever created on how the federal government works with the problems are in each of these departments with the idea that the day after the election hundreds of people from the new administration would roll in and get the briefings. And learn. What the problem were and how they dealt with them. And the Trump administration just didn't show. I mean across the government parking spaces were empty and nice little finger sandwiches that have been laid out went on eating and breathing books. When an open to the point where when I roll in a few months later, I'm the first person who's heard the briefing that the Trump administration was supposed to get and when the Trump administration ultimately did send some people or one person there was a pattern in the kinds of people who showed up. Well, the real pattern was everybody who showed up was a Trump loyalist and very few of them had any kind of qualifications for the jobs. They were being sent into and the spirit with which they approach was kind of egg hostility to the enterprise, give us an example. Well, what happened when people eventually showed up at the place like the department of energy, which you write about. So the department of energy could just as easily be called the department nuclear weapons. I mean, that's where the nuclear weapons are tested. It's where there. Assembled. The stockpile is overseen in the department energy. So they're shocked they're when the day after the election, no one shows up and they're shocked when the guy who's in charge of the nuclear weapons packs up his boxes and goes home. And nobody says anything, and there's nobody to replace him eventually kind of a month after the election. The Trump people sent in one guy who was a fossil fuels industry kind of lobbyists who was there mainly to root out any interest in the department energy in climate change and in developing alternative energies, but he comes for an hour listens. Politely and leaves? And so the the whole conversation that might have happened about how we manage the nuclear stockpile didn't really happen. And then a little while later, an odd assortment of young people who are kind of personally connected to the Trump's friends of the Trump's sons, for example. Start to turn up inside the department, but the people the outgoing people generally had the impression that. The Trump administration did have any idea what they did and be weren't terribly curious to know, why should it matter to most Americans? If an agency that they rarely think about is run by people who either have a benign disinterest in the agency or or an active opposition to what the agency is supposed to be doing. I mean, let's take an example.
"department energy" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"For being here for going through this process and by the way thank you for your years of service leading up to this it's exceptionally valuable for the country you make several very interesting statements in your opening statement and your written statement that i want to be able to ask you to drill down a little bit deeper on you made the statement a growing set a threat actors are now capable using cyber operations to remotely access traditional intelligence targets as well as a broader set of targets including critical infrastructure in supply chain often without attribution what are you recommending there you're making a statement there draw so making a recommendation thinking that questions i believe that we as a nation needs to be more into true public private partnership with those out in our country who actually make things in building activity companies the energy telecommunications financial networks that are the bedrock of our nation the government needs to partner in a very very close manner telling so they can understand the threat and provide efforts to help mitigate that threat i believe that it's a combination starting with what we do in ncs's provide that sliver of counterintelligence threat to not only the d h s and department energy but as well as all those companies so they can understand the who and why and what's happening and help other organizations and regulators provide mitigations to those if i believe that those companies out there providing those services don't understand to threaten how it's manifested they can't be an infected position to prevent it what's the best way for them to get information about the threat pipeline company in oklahoma what's the best way for me to be able to determine what's the real threats that are coming at me through the department energy as well as defer who is regular tour for that organization.
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"The united states in the middle east no strategy no exit against guest is steven cook senior fellow at the council on foreign relations he will share his insights on how interest creep has contributed to indecisive american policy and and prolong us military involvement the discussion begins in one halfhour after fresh air on kqed public radio this is fresh air and terry gross let's get back to the interview french shares gave davies recorded with journalist michael lewis the author of money ball and the big short is writing a series for vanity fair of that how the trump administration is changing the federal government on the ground malvo the first article was about the department of energy the second and latest is about the department of agriculture newest says many career employees have found trump appointees to be illprepared for their jobs and uninterested in the work of the department's they're running what about rick perry the the energy secretary who who once as a candidate they wanted to eliminate the department of energy well um i wrote the peace on the department energy and published it a couple of months ago and one of the things that uh as occurred to me as i've been wandering around the government is that there's like a distinction that needs to be made within the world of trump appointees and that there are a whole bunch of people like sam clovis in the science department at agriculture or like rick perry at at department energy who have exhibited such ignorance of the task they are been handed to do that the responsible response to being asked to do it should have been you know i'm a qualified rick perry said on stage call for the elimination of the department of energy and.
"department energy" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The people in the building who who are serious committed civil servants our offended by the person has been put on top of his it's not a good sign your article about the energy department is titled why the scariest nuclear threat may be coming from inside the white house um what does the energy department do that should scare us if it's done badly well they make sure that nuclear weapons don't go off when they shouldn't and that nuclear weapons do go off when we want them to now i would think that would be the defense department what does the energy department no no no there the energy department is responsible for maintaining the material inside of nuclear bombs the plutonium in the uranium they make its research at national labs like livermore laboratory or a lawrence berkeley lab uh or los alamos that's a funded by an overseen by the department of energy that maintains the nuclear stockpile um in addition uh the energy department is charged with cleaning up the sites where we have made nuclear weapons which are now horribly contaminated and the more you learn about them terrifying so heffer washington eastern washington wiz the site of the manufacturer the plutonium that went into the first atom bombs during world war two and that was a course at a hasty in rushed job in it we were racing to beat the germans to get a nuclear of an atomic bomb and the lot of stuff was dumped in the soil that should not have been dumped in the soil and that is creeping slowly towards the columbia river and to clean it up the department energy estimates is going to take a hundred billion dollars and a hundred years.
"department energy" Discussed on Fresh Air
"And it is funded by a rancher and oil man uh named forest lucas anyway this guy runs that operation for them and the people in the last day of course find that a little odd because one of the things you usda does is stand up for the rights of head wilson animal people disputes the dog fighting investigations i happen to know that cat yes dogfighting in circuses and and and you know pulled free farming where wherever you are animals might be mistreated the usda has some responsibility to monitor it and anyway so this guy but he's a oneman transition team and the thing that's bewildering to the people inside the usda who thought they were going to be passing the baton in explaining to the trump administration how the department of agriculture works is that the thought this is a job for twenty people to be done over eighty days not one person over a couple of weeks so the feeling generally inside the institution was that the transition never really happened and the people who eventually come in never really got the briefings as a clip and stand wasn't interested in details well according to my sources he was interested in some things and not others and he took out a peculiar interest in anything having to do with climate change he wanted to know who inside the agency had been responsible for responding to climate change and this this also happened in the department energy.
"department energy" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"This is fresh air and kerry gross let's get back to the interview fresheners gave davies recorded with journalist michael lewis the author of money ball and the big short lewis is writing a series for vanity fair of that how the trump administration is changing the federal government on the ground malvo the first article as about the department of energy a second and latest is about the department of agriculture newest says many career employees have found trump appointees to be illprepared for their jobs and uninterested in the work of the department's they're running what about rick perry the the energy secretary who who once as a candidate thing wanted to eliminate the department of energy well um i wrote the peace on the department energy and published it a couple of months ago and one of the things that uh as occurred to me as i've been wandering around the government is that there's like a distinction that needs to be made within the world of trump appointees and that there are a whole bunch of people like sam clovis in the science department at agriculture or like rick perry at at department energy who have exhibited such ignorance of the task they there been handed to do that the responsible response to being asked to do it should have been you know i'm not qualified rick perry said on stage call for the elimination of the department of energy and i couldn't remember it's name so.
"department energy" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"By lobbyist who had a vested interest in polluting the water you had the head of the coal association there you had uh the head of the manufacturers association there and i was just trying to get to the bottom of all right will who is really behind riding water policy in the state in a the policies were being drafted with citizens in mind and the second that the public's attention switched we turned away to speak to your point about sort of a lack of another local news reporting on these kinds of things by when the public's attention till tilted when the media's attention was no longer on west virginia they got it all the policy any they were upfront about i mean the did they did in front of me on camera it's one of the crazies seems the fill when you go to the you tell me about the local regulates because that's what's interesting to me they're the ones that it's their friends and neighbors that this is happening to tell me about the spurt well on so the guy who at the thai he's a longer head of the department of environmental protection his name's randy huffman and he's a political appointee he'd been in a position for about eight years i think he would have said before this race hit or it did he have about any of this well i hit wasn't in in environmental policy or environmental science a he'd wanted to work for the coal industry couldn't get a job in the 80s and so he ended up working for the what was the department energy at the time turned into the department of environmental protection on all of the staked immigration by the what you're not small studio you all our parliaments yeah exactly and then he rose to the top end.
"department energy" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"I don't understand specially given the fact that the war with fighting is not a war you win with really fast aircraft and you're not gonna get in the a war with with a probably another power with fighters correct that is correct so i i feel really i i'm just blown away how off base we are more a tense what about the b fifty two amer i know that i'm getting off track here pt twos a still valuable day i mean they could carry a whole lot of dumb bombs and they're kind they must be relatively cheap to make even though this obey uh whether or not there must be just keeping the existing one uh upgraded and so forth but certainly were they to build them they'd be cheaper than uh we're we're heading there there's a new bomber in the works called the b twenty one uh which is probably going to cost somewhere between five hundred million and a billion dollars each per plane um and it's not clear what the purposes of those things given that we already have it's bomber force and we certainly don't need more than to deliver nuclear weapons you've got thousands of those things when when it would take a couple of hundred to keep anybody from even thinking about attacking us so there's a lot of buying of excess things especially in the nuclear sphere next department energy up that keeps jacking maintains the nuclear arsenal and you say only a couple of hundred is there is there a shelf life on these things and when they get old we replace it oh we just say an we really didn't need ten thousand of them we only need one thousand two they just not replace it or what happens oh they're building for at least four new kinds of nuclear warheads to replace existing one so they basically just they either upgrade them safe are they build new warheads and dismantle the old one so that there's never kinda the sense of well um yeah we have more than we need let's just let these sort of fade away and it's always let's build more let's build newer let's build different um and the nuclear weapons labs are their own kind.
"department energy" Discussed on KFIR 720 AM
"They know they can stop is confirmation but that made elated anyway same thing with their us trade representative with what happened last week with mexico same thing with what they've done with the department energy and other key positions admit trump administration by this time barack obama i believe had seven of his cabinet members already confirmed trump has a couple it's not right they know it's not right but they know it's hard to run a department with a holdover from the previous administration running it it's going to cause clashes and and in a lot of disruption and that's what the democrats want they want chaos and disruption and meanwhile folk contests was a became yesterday at the supreme court and well she was supreme leon inspired this is rolling the here artist arm of patriotism more we are here to defend the constitution united states we are pierre to like about values jeff white parraga values today and tomorrow and for as long as it thanks yeah the it's a good and division of this country cousins who we are you notice it's just hyperbole there's they should never citing a statue torre case for well or a common law take the neck or a showdown again and this side to side something that puts to meet on these bones and then on them and what you could maybe put on a bumper sticker or about on a and some late night poly so i seminar that you took junior year wherever.
"department energy" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Really discovered discover department energy still recommends just either as a on and a single into latex so you're at the job at the joints or a very least a a really good aluminum foiled talk tape that those joints but seal the donald winger things right one of the reasons i wish considering it was because but i haven't your story how so i have got work in all then there's not acceptable and i have a real problem what and part of the reason i wish considering that it because a lot of the selling points the company used instead i healing the duct work it at least somewhat the amount of that get stuck in depth ouch through this teams and also looked awkward as well i'll tell you what if you can the answer is this is a really important and good thing to seek those era salsa sailors don't work as well as possible if you can get them to prove to you that net value and you pay for the net value with a doctor blaster which is a pressure ice dock work league age measurement if you can get them day show you what you really got as opposed to what they did that it's different we have all connor products many advertise right here on came wax are great products but the result doesn't quite get to the consumer so it's much you do about nothing and then i hope this works but there are so many of those products out there and if it works man it's worth every penny so i would just make sure you get the performance out of that investment the only way to know is a doc blaster test i thank you scotty okay drove good very good core both of those points are very important and and if you get i'm gon na they won't change the comfort your house alright.
"department energy" Discussed on KXL 101 FM News
"And that in this series the main organizations that are name as responsible for these experiments are the cia vienna saying the department energy i thought it was he bowled specially speak of about my control programs were carried out by the government nineteenth at these ana mainstream television series nine know that granted it's it's on netflix but the television show and the controversy actually prompted the department of energy the sent out an open letter on the internet stating that no they don't do experiments on children there's no monster lurking in the woods in indiana and they have not open the portal to be under world kevin funny that delivered why is it the department of energy was compelled i mean why did they have to right this letter especially for official story is playing in people know this is true was is all figures off advocated it's a shin right they should wide there are people wright hit a part of energy asking the little boys are being up doc did of a little girl in eleven lives in this place in is being haunted by a guy named pop up no i wouldn't think so but don't know me you don't know me to resume this was not r sum public relations requirement it was an attempt to awkwardly they faced because there was a project it's very little attention in the mainstream but is certainly well known among conspiracy theorists a project is known as the mom talk project according to conspiracy history the us government had been conducting psychological war for experiments and the portal opening experiment so the station on long island called longtime.