Senators Spar Over Energy Research Funding

Law360, New York (January 21, 2010, 7:23 PM EST) -- At a committee hearing Thursday, senators wrangled over how research and development funds for new energy technologies should best be spent, with some Republicans claiming the Obama administration is throwing up roadblocks to research and development of nuclear power and other established energy sources.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday that the U.S. government unquestionably needs to ramp up its efforts to support research and development of new energy technologies as part of plans to cut back...
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