May 7, 2004 |
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham is expected today to outline a sweeping upgrade of security at the nation's nuclear weapons sites, a move that reflects growing concern over the facilities' vulnerability to terrorist attack. The planned actions include the closing of several nuclear facilities, an improvement in cyber security for sensitive data and an overall strengthening of gates, guns and locks throughout the nuclear weapons complex, sources said.
December 23, 2001
It is with amusement that I read your Dec. 16 editorial, "Reality Test for Energy Plan." If "reality" is the test, it would help if you acknowledged President Bush's real energy plan. Our national energy plan was not premised, as you assert, on a short-term crisis; rather, it was based on a 20-year forecast of demand rising faster than supply. You also wrongly state that we have never defined "energy security." But it's clear in our plan. The best way to think about promoting energy security is the familiar concept of spreading risk.
May 20, 2001 |
Now that President Bush's energy plan has been pondered, penned and rolled out, the task of selling it to the American people falls in large part to a 48-year-old father of three who drives a green Chrysler minivan and jokes of having "a face made for radio." Spencer Abraham, the man who accepted the job of Energy secretary knowing precious little about energy, takes his place as promoter in chief for the plan designed to "finally put America on the right course," as he likes to put it.
May 4, 2001 |
In a visit meant to underscore the Bush administration's heightened concern about the California electricity crisis, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham met Thursday with Gov. Gray Davis in Sacramento to discuss federal energy conservation plans. "I think we have an approach that can result in significant savings," Abraham told Davis. The energy secretary said he was in California "to gauge what we can do to add to what California is already doing."
April 2, 2001 |
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Sunday reiterated the Bush administration's staunch opposition to using price controls to rein in skyrocketing electricity prices in California and elsewhere. Asked on ABC's "This Week" about New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's request last week for regulatory controls in advance of summer power demands, Abraham said the administration preferred to look for ways to increase supply or decrease demand. "Our view is that price caps on energy create shortages.
March 26, 2001 |
Warning again of possible blackouts in California, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham appealed Sunday for a sweeping overhaul of U.S. energy policies to ward off problems that could plague the state and the nation for decades. "It can't be solved overnight," he said. "But if we don't start taking actions now to open up more potential for domestic production, to begin conserving where we can do a better job of energy efficiency, then the problems are only going to get worse over the next 20 years."