Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce

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  • 06 May 2013 6:10 PM | Jeremy Wu
    New jobs and energy gains helping lift US economy
    In the months and years ahead, domestic energy production ''is going to be a real driver of economic growth,'' said economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and chief economic adviser to Sen. John McCain's ...
  • 05 May 2013 10:05 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Chinese automaker opens 1st plant in US
    The first Chinese owned vehicle manufacturer in the United States has unveiled ambitious plans to eventually build as many as 1,000 plug-in electric buses a year at a refurbished RV manufacturing plant in a wind-swept, sage-dotted corner of the Mojave ...
  • 05 May 2013 10:00 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Technologies Transforming Energy: a Glossary
    ABC News
    Here's a look at some key energy terms and technologies. HORIZONTAL DRILLING: Companies used to drill wells straight down into the earth to tap pools of oil and gas that had formed over millions of years. Now they can drill down and then change the ...
  • 04 May 2013 8:39 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Duke Energy profit below expectations; power demand weak
    (Reuters) - Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N), the largest power provider in the United States, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, citing weak electricity demand and higher costs at two key units. The company, which uses coal, natural ...
  • 03 May 2013 9:29 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Obama Announces Commerce, Trade Nominees : NPR
    President Obama on Thursday nominated Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department. An heiress to the Hyatt hotel empire and one of Forbes' 300 richest ...
  • 02 May 2013 9:13 AM | Jeremy Wu
    US Opposes Japan's Nuclear Plan
    Wall Street Journal
    U.S. officials believe Japan's neighbors, particularly China, South Korea and Taiwan, are closely monitoring Rokkasho and its possible commissioning to gauge whether they also should seek to develop their own nuclear-fuel technologies, or in Beijing's ...
  • 02 May 2013 9:02 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Penny Pritzker to be nominated for Commerce secretary
    Chicago Tribune
    Making official what many Democrats have expected for weeks, President Obama plans to nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker, a longtime political supporter and heavyweight fundraiser, as his new Commerce secretary this morning.
  • 01 May 2013 10:31 AM | Jeremy Wu

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    Each May, our Nation comes together to recount the ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) helped forge our country. We remember a time 170 years ago,...
  • 01 May 2013 10:24 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Pro-Environment Light Bulb Labeling Turns Off Conservatives, Study Finds
    National Geographic
    The study also suggested that pro-environmental messages don't have much of a positive influence on liberal consumers at the other end of the political spectrum. "We didn't see a significant boost among political liberals when we used the environmental ...
  • 01 May 2013 10:23 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Clean energy should power Asian century, says Changyong Rhee
    Economic Times
    Asia's rise is increasingly considered a foregone conclusion, yet the extent to which the region will prosper hinges on its ability to feed its voracious appetite for energy. Asia faces a seemingly irreconcilable paradox: if it can somehow secure ...

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