President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled over Medicare and energy policy Tuesday as the November election campaign reached out to battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory.
The United States is on the verge of an energy renaissance. We need to recognize and seize the opportunity.
Thanks to the circular firing squad nature of the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, it had begun to look as if President Obama would coast to re-election in November.
A committee hearing Tuesday on the Department of Energy's use of stimulus funding kept returning to rising gas prices as Republicans hammered Secretary Steven Chu over the pain at the pump.
Mitt Romney escalated Republican attacks on President Barack Obama's energy policies Sunday, calling for the firing or resignations of what he labeled the "gas hike trio" of top energy and environment officials in the administration.
Mitt Romney calls for the firing or resignations of the top energy and environment officials in the Obama administration.
President Obama made remarks on energy, saying the Republican strategy is drill, drill, drill.
A day after Republicans signaled possible compromise with the White House on energy issues, President Barack Obama called Thursday for Congress to vote in the coming weeks on ending billions of dollars in subsidies for the oil industry.
President Barack Obama took his push for increased federal investment in clean energy on the road Thursday, telling crowds in Las Vegas and at a Colorado military base that America must be able to compete in a global growth industry of coming decades.
For the third year in a row energy played a central role in President Obama's State of the Union address, with the president leaning hard this year on the twin themes of increased domestic oil and gas production and the need to invest more in renewable sources.
Officials interviewed as part of a House committee's investigation of a federal loan guarantee to Solyndra said they were unaware of any political pressure exerted on behalf of a key investor and fundraiser for the president, according to the panel's Democratic staff.
The Department of Energy last year urged struggling solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 elections, according to information made public Tuesday by Republican congressional investigators.
The White House on Friday turned over internal e-mails demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of Solyndra, but stopped short of releasing the full cache sought by the Energy and Commerce Committee, officials said.
Top Solyndra executives are not going to testify before Congress about the federal government's backing of the failed solar power company.
Federal analysts looking at a proposed loan to a solar energy company in 2009 warned then of possible problems, as well as pressure from the White House to speed up a decision, according to a memorandum released Wednesday by a House committee.
Republicans scrutinize e-mails surrounding bankrupt solar panel plant Solyndra. Anderson Cooper takes a closer look.
Until recently, few outside the solar power industry had even heard of Solyndra Inc.
President Obama calls for Congress to act for the American people as he sends the American jobs act today.
For decades, political commentators have been lamenting America's lack of an energy policy. That's no longer true. Under Barack Obama, the U.S. has adopted a very clear energy policy: obstruct and even vilify the coal, oil and natural gas industries while lavishing subsidies on unreliable and expensive sources like solar, biofuels and wind energy.
Washington's most powerful business lobby panned the Obama administration's decision to tap the nation's strategic oil reserve Thursday, calling the move "ill-advised."
Rep. Martha Roby discusses the importance of increasing U.S. energy production to lower gas price and increase security.
With gas topping $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama on Saturday announced new plans to speed up domestic drilling for oil.
Some experts say America's addiction to foreign oil has fueled terrorism. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
President Obama pushes his new energy policy to reduce dependence on foreign oil by a third in 10 years.
President Barack Obama outlined a plan Wednesday to cut America's imports of foreign oil by a third by 2025 -- a response to growing global energy demands and instability overseas.
President Obama has had some pretty lousy luck with his energy plans.
Just two months ago, California residents living near a controversial nuclear power plant grilled nuclear regulators over the reactor's safety at a public hearing.
The business lobby, derided by environmentalists for opposing last year's climate change bill, put out an energy plan Tuesday that drew praise from fossil energy industries and threw a few bones to the renewable sector.
The Obama administration formally reversed course on its plan to allow more U.S. oil drilling Wednesday, saying areas in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic Coast will remain closed for at least seven years due to the BP oil spill.
The worst oil spill in U.S. history has heated up the debate about how to feed the nation with cleaner, safer energy.
Booming efforts to shield land from the oil spill aren't working. CNN's Sandra Endo explores areas around Grand Isle.
President Obama met Tuesday with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House to discuss passing an energy and climate change bill this year.
A judge overturns the ban on drilling, but the rigs are still sitting idle. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
The BP oil spill is defining the political landscape in the summer of 2010 as much as the rise of the Tea Party did in 2009. It is driving the national debate, and changing the way we think about both government and business.
President Barack Obama called Tuesday for the Senate to "stand up and move forward" on the issue in the aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster.
Senator Joe Lieberman explains to CNN's Candy Crowley why comprehensive energy reform can happen in an election year.
In a strategy similar to the endgame on health care reform, President Barack Obama will convene top senators from both parties at the White House on Wednesday to try to reach a deal on an energy reform bill.
Two leading senators on Wednesday introduced a sweeping energy and climate change bill intended to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions while reshaping the energy sector for the 21st century.
The Obama administration took the first concrete steps Thursday to make good on its pledge to halt new offshore drilling projects, suspending the approval process for new wells off of the Virginia coast.
While the search continued Friday for 11 missing workers from BP's sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, attention turned to fears of a major oil spill.
President Obama unveiled plans Wednesday to open large swaths of U.S. coastal waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas drilling -- a move likely to please the energy industry but upset the administration's environmentalist supporters.
The success of a congressional effort to push through stymied climate change legislation remains far from a sure thing.
A Senate committee Thursday approved a major climate change bill despite a boycott by all of the panel's seven Republican members.
When politicians and businesspeople get together to discuss energy policy, it's usually the politicians who talk like dreamers and the private-sector folks trying to inject a little cold, hard realism into the conversation.
Former President Jimmy Carter testified on Capitol Hill about U.S. energy policy and the environment.
Obama's choice for the Interior Department isn't all green say some, CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
Remember "drill, baby drill"? In its last weeks in office, the Bush administration is starting to make it happen by quietly starting the process of exploration and drilling off the coast of Virginia.
President-elect Barack Obama's pick for energy secretary will likely lead the department through a new era with a sharp focus on renewable energy, but who'll lead a revamped agency is far from clear.
An energy summit is taking place Friday on Capitol Hill and all 100 senators - including the presidential candidates - are invited to attend. But with all the partisan sniping on The Hill, it's hard to tell if a comprehensive energy bill will be signed into law anytime soon.
Barack Obama is a transformational figure in American history who's been able to excite the same intensity of feeling among Americans as I saw during my father's 1968 campaign and my uncle John F. Kennedy's 1960 campaign.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces that he wants a new alternative energy plan for New York. CNN's Carol Costello reports
Sen. John McCain on Wednesday used language primarily associated with the Iraq war to describe the U.S. financial woes, saying the country needs an "economic surge" to boost the job market.
Sen. McCain discussed the economy, energy policy, and Sen. Obama at a campaign stop in Jackson, Ohio.
Presidential candidates Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are detailing their plans for solving the country's energy crisis and criticizing each other's proposals this week as they campaign in battleground states.
After a string of ads attacking Barack Obama, John McCain has hit the airwaves with a television spot that looks to show his independence from the current administration.
Both major presidential candidates are focusing on their energy policies this week.
Sen. Barack Obama responded Saturday to criticism that he has changed his position on opposing offshore oil drilling.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she opposes expanding offshore oil drilling.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday blamed the "two oil men in the White House," President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and their Republican allies in Congress for gas prices exceeding $4 a gallon.
Two bipartisan groups -- one in the House, one in the Senate -- are trying to rekindle stalled energy-legislation by forging a compromise to expand domestic oil and gas drilling.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday urged President Bush to release crude oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to combat high prices, a call Republicans used to bolster their push to increase domestic production with more drilling in environmentally sensitive areas.
Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is putting his clout behind renewable energy sources like wind power.
Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens Tuesday unveiled a new energy plan he says will decrease the United States' dependency on foreign oil by more than one-third and help shift American energy production toward renewable natural resources like wind power.
Sen. John McCain vowed Wednesday to break the partisan deadlock on energy policy, saying the dependence on foreign oil puts the U.S. in a "dangerous situation."
Sen. John McCain unveiled proposals to encourage new technology and fuel-efficient vehicles.
Sen. Barack Obama blasted Sen. John McCain's energy plans Tuesday as "gimmicks," saying his policies "will only increase our oil addiction for another four years."
Sen. John McCain on Tuesday will propose lifting the ban on offshore drilling as part of his plan to reduce dependence on foreign oil and help combat rising gas prices.
The U.S. presidential race is under way, and environmental issues are taking a more prominent place in the candidates' campaigns than in the past. Along with the economy and the war in Iraq, climate change has become an integral part of each candidate's platform, a remarkable evolution from earlier U.S. presidential campaigns as recent as four years ago.
Andy Karsner was in an ebullient mood the other day, and for good reason. Congress had just approved an energy bill, which, despite serious flaws, puts the country on a path that will promote renewable energy, reduce our dependence on oil, dramatically increase energy efficiency and curb the growth in greenhouse gas emissions.
With fuel prices on the rise, concern over global warming growing and the 2008 presidential campaign heating up, CNN.com asked users if they thought the country was poised for major changes in energy and environmental policies. Here is a selection of responses, some of which have been edited for clarity.
In late June, the U.S. Senate passed an energy bill that would raise gas mileage standards for the first time in 20 years and fund research on alternative energy sources.
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The summer heat has left Americans cranking up their air conditioners, leaving power companies scrambling to keep up with the surging demand for electricity.
As the debate over what to do about high gas prices continued on Capitol Hill, Democrats on Wednesday called for a new energy bill and federal legislation to punish price gougers.
There's a belief in journalism that when you make both sides mad, you must have done something right. So I guess I can take some solace in being cursed as both a right-wing oil-company shill and a tax-and-spend liberal.
It may be one of the most dangerous phrases in the English language. It certainly is one of the most expensive.
President Bush told workers at a renewable energy lab Tuesday that the government had sent "mixed signals" over the future of its federal funding.
Presidents going back to Richard Nixon have been talking about energy independence. It's one of those vote-getting platforms that no one could possibly be against -- like world peace, mom and apple pie. It gives us the illusion of control over our energy destiny, which we don't have, at least in a fossil-fuel based economy.
Oil drilling companies are upset that the Bush administration has proposed killing funding for oil and natural gas exploration research and development programs at the Department of Energy, an industry lobbyist said Monday.
President Bush called in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night for the United States to break its "addiction" to Middle Eastern oil using technological solutions.
Ford Motor Co. CEO Bill Ford Jr. is asking the White House to convene a summit to discuss the nation's energy issues and the auto industry's role in finding a solution.
Comparing U.S. dependence on overseas oil to a "foreign tax on the American people," President Bush on Wednesday proposed a series of energy initiatives, including more oil refineries and nuclear plants, to combat the problem.
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