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Thursday, December 15, 2016

What it’s like to work at the US Department of Energy as Donald Trump takes over?

What it’s like to work at the US Department of Energy as Donald Trump takes over? 

http://qz.com/864098/what-its-like-to-work-at-the-us-department-of-energy-as-donald-trump-takes-over/

The Department of Energy is in turmoil as US president-elect Donald Trump’s team moves in to take over.
“Our career staff is made up of scientists and engineers who follow the science as part of their daily jobs,” says a senior DoE employee who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the transition. “And what they see on the horizon here is doing that exact thing, following the science, could lead to repercussions on their livelihood.”

Beyond the personal concerns of scientists who don’t want to be punished for doing their jobs, the transition process so far has made clear that major cuts are coming for clean energy programs. The questions asked which programs, jobs, and standards are mandated by law rather than implemented by political appointees. The transition team is also seeking to separate applied research programs, which are intended to lead to clean energy technology, from broader basic science programs.

In past budget proposals, Republicans aimed to cut funding for renewable energy programs, but were deterred by the Obama administration. DoE staffers say if such cuts were enacted under the Trump administration, it would mean significant layoffs in agency’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, which researches alternative energy sources like tidal and geothermal power, and saves consumers money by pushing for more energy-efficient vehicles and appliances.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

No one will notice the difference. Maybe better interior decor.

Anonymous said...

Move to the 2nd floor. 1st floor is gonna be drained.

Anonymous said...

Can you say, "Solyndra"!
Failure usually leads to new employment.

Anonymous said...

Let's find the lowest paid guy and fire him.

Anonymous said...

Let's find the highest paid guy, fire him, and hire three new physics/engineering graduates ! Much better idea. Drain the "corner offices" aka "swamp".

Anonymous said...

Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch.

Anonymous said...

Like what DOE did to the labs. 15% staff layoffs. Derision. Regulations. Loss of benefits. Salary freezes. Very high overheads. Neutered management. Rules rules rules.

A Charlie Foxtrot shitstorm.

LLNL LANL .. been there done that. Much much poorer places to work. Much more expensive. Hard to keep the good people. Many poor incompetent industrial cast off hires.

Hated when you did it to us with Bodman, DAGOSTINO,Russo and the Witch Soderstrom.

Now sadly FORRESTAL will see what happens when their incoming boss hates them.

Anonymous said...

Start a blog. In 10 years you'll have a million hits.

Anonymous said...

Electoral college vote: Trump down 2, Clinton down 5, Trump pulls ahead of Clinton by 3 votes. What do you know ? Democrats are even bigger losers than on election night !

Good news !

More work on nuclear weapons and global security, since Russia is pissed at Obama/Clinton/Podesta/lying elite media...and Putin will probably push some new Russian weapons systems in response to any new US/EU sanctions.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the 7 "faithless electors" (most since the early 1800's) deserted Hillary more than Trump. Imagine that. Podesta should immediately self-immolate for advising Hillary not to campaign in Wisconsin (against Bill's advice).

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