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Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in prices of fossil fuels

...natural gas is expected to average $10.27 per thousand cubic feet, the lowest since 2003, according to the Energy Department.Reason: U.S. production is strong. Relatively mild weather has tempered demand for heating and electric power...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-04/consumers-enjoying-lower-e
MOX contractor report disputes Energy Department cost estimates, analysis of plutonium disposition

...federally-funded research and development firm that prepared the Energy Department report, for inflated cost estimates and incorrect...nonproliferation agreement with Russia.Both the Energy Department and CB&I Areva MOX Services are expected to release...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-13/mox-contractor-report-refutes
Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

...gas, and 30 percent from coal, according to a report from the research company SNL Energy, which used U.S. Energy Department data. Nuclear power came in third at 20 percent.A drilling boom that started in 2008 has boosted U.S. natural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-13/natural-gas-surpasses-coal
Surplus Savannah River Site materials, equipment sold to benefit local economic development

...said it's more efficient and less costly for taxpayers for the organization to sell the equipment than the U.S. Energy Department."It's really better for the community for us to do it because then we can use the funds back in the community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-16/surplus-savannah-river-site-m
U.S. Energy Department yet to release environmental document on potential German waste shipments to SRS

...Laboratory is still working with a German research center to develop technology to dispose of the spent fuel. The Energy Department has not decided whether it will accept the highly enriched uranium, he said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-23/us-energy-department-yet-rele
Local officials say impact of hack unknown

...federal employees at Savannah River Site, a U.S. Energy Department facility, or Augusta's Fort Gordon Cyber Center...employees, although not all are employed by the Energy Department.Fort Gordon Public Affairs Officer J.C. Mathews...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-06/local-officials-say-impact-h
Savannah River Remediation adds staff to emergency drill program to confront shortfalls at Savannah River Site

...sites and provides recommendations to the U.S. Energy Department."SRR concluded that current staffing is not effective...inadequacies in site drills. Also, the U.S. Energy Department issued a plan in late April to overhaul emergency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-07/savannah-river-remediation-a
South getting its first major wind farm

...Power Technologies Office at the Energy Department. "The question is how you...to mine air at 460 feet.The Energy Department believes the U.S. can generate...wind," said Zayas, of the Energy Department. "And understanding and recognizing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-12/south-getting-its-first-ma
Energy Department investigating SRS for neglect

...facilities. Now the U.S. Energy Department has initiated a probe that could...Two investigators from the Energy Department's headquarters in Washington...Price-Anderson Amendments Act, the Energy Department can fine contractors that violated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/21/met_213312.shtml
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Panel notes safety shortfalls at SRS

...contractors failed to meet safety requirements and objectives during an annual simulated drill.Also, the U.S. Energy Department issued a plan in late April to strengthen emergency preparedness at nuclear materials facilities across the nation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-10/panel-notes-safety-shortfall