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Politics Senate confirms Brouillette, former Ford lobbyist, as energy secretary

02:05  03 december  2019
02:05  03 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

New Energy secretary: Trump has directed agency to find 'different ways to utilize coal'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was set on Monday to confirm Dan Brouillette , a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor (NYSE:F) Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary .

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was set on Monday to confirm Dan Brouillette , a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary .

a man sitting at a table: FILE PHOTO: Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Brouillette attends a meeting of the © Reuters/Rodrigo Garrido FILE PHOTO: Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Brouillette attends a meeting of the "Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas" in Vina del Mar WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dan Brouillette, a former top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co who believes fossil fuels will power a large part of world energy needs for many decades, as President Donald Trump's second energy secretary.

The Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Brouillette 70-15.

Brouillette will replace Rick Perry, who stepped down on Sunday while at the center of Trump's impeachment probe in the U.S. House of Representatives for his role as one of the "three amigos" who ran a side foreign policy in Ukraine, under Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Perry has said he did nothing wrong and his role in Ukraine centered on natural gas and coal.

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  Perry ends final day as Energy secretary Rick Perry concluded his final day as President Trump's Energy secretary on Sunday, thanking his family and the American people in a tweet for allowing him to serve at the agency. © Greg Nash Perry ends final day as Energy secretary Perry tweeted Sunday that it had been "the honor and privilege of a lifetime to serve in the @realDonaldTrump Administration," adding in a video message attached to the tweet that it had been a "wonderful, fabulous trip" to serve at secretary."Well, today's December the first and my last day as the secretary of Energy," Perry said.

If confirmed by the Senate , Brouillette will replace Rick Perry, who said last month he would step down by the end of the year. He is expected to keep advancing Trump's policy of maximizing oil, gas and coal output while slashing regulations on energy facilities. "If confirmed , I will further Secretary

Brouillette , who led policy teams at financial services company USAA and Ford Motor Co., also served on the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board and worked as chief of staff for then- Energy and Commerce Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-La.) after a stint at the Energy Department. “There has been a

Brouillette, 57, faced questions at his confirmation hearing last month from Democratic Senator Ron Wyden about his own involvement with Ukraine. He said his role was focused on how U.S. energy supplies could help the country find alternatives to fuel from Russia.

Wyden, who voted against Brouillette, asked what the rush was to confirm him, while questions linger about the role of Trump officials in Ukraine.

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from coal-producing West Virginia, said ahead of the vote that Brouillette was "really the right person (at the) right time for this job."

Brouillette, a member of Louisiana's Mineral and Energy Board from 2013 to 2016, is expected to firmly support Trump's policy of maximizing production of oil, natural gas and coal, offering them for sale abroad, and rolling back regulations.

Ford will turn McDonald's used coffee bean husks into car parts

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If confirmed by the Senate , Dan Brouillette will replace Rick Perry, who said on Thursday he would step down by the end of the year. WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said on Friday he would nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette , a former vice president of Ford Motor Co. and

The former oil lobbyist has already played a central role in designing many of President Trump’s David Bernhardt testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for

Before being a Louisiana state energy regulator, Brouillette was an assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the Energy Department under former President George W. Bush.

Brouillette said last month he backs technologies to capture carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and burying the gas linked to climate change underground, because oil, gas and coal would provide a large portion of energy needs for 40 to 50 years.

"We have to get these technologies off the shelf and into the market," Brouillette said at his confirmation hearing.

He also supports nuclear power plants, but it is not clear how the Department of Energy can help reactors that are at risk of closing due to stiff competition from a glut of cheap natural gas and from falling costs for wind and solar power.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Bill Berkrot)

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