Department of Energy

Trump Team Renounces Climate Change Survey
Transition team requested names of Energy Department employees working on climate change

A spokesman for Donald Trump’s presidential transition team said it had not approved of a survey of Department of Energy workers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team declared Wednesday that it had disavowed a 74-part survey sent to the Department of Energy requesting the names of civil servants working on climate change.

'Moneyball' for the Power Grid: Reid Says Metrics Key

Reid compared utility companies ignoring renewable energy to a baseball team benching Harper. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid kicked off his annual clean energy summit Monday in Las Vegas by comparing utility companies that undervalue renewable power to an ill-managed baseball team.  

"Nevada and electric utilities should learn from 'Moneyball.' Just as Major League Baseball was stuck in the past, electric utilities continue to rely upon business models from past centuries. Companies you will hear today are developing new energy technologies and services of which Thomas Edison never dreamed," the Nevada Democrat said. "This challenge should begin by properly valuing rooftop solar, properly valuing energy efficiency and properly valuing other distributed sources of clean energy. Ignoring these resources or treating them as a burden makes as much sense as the Washington Nationals benching Bryce Harper."