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The Department of Energy

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S: The United States Department of Energy

BC: Links to websites and resources used: | www.energy.gov http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch#cabinet http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=207&t=3 Nuclear Power Plant photograph: http://www.utilities-me.com/article-2326-study-finds-growing-uae-support-for-nuclear-power/#.Uo_oOcSkpHU http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/energy_secretary_ernest_moniz.html

FC: The Department of Energy

1: Since its establishment in 1977, the United States Department of Energy has insured the public security of power use and production. Also known as the DOE, over 100,000 federal employees and private contractors are employed in this department of the Executive branch. They specialize in subjects such as overseeing the majority of the nation's power supply, and are responsible for nuclear weapon and power concerns. To financially cover various equipment, construction of new power plants, employee salary, etc., the department of energy receives an average annual budget of 27 Billion dollars.

3: To keep up with an ever-rising demand for energy, the department relies mostly on private contractors, who make up over 85% of their employees. With over 60 operating nuclear power plants across the United States, it is not an easy job to regulate these, and all other relevant operations. The DOE's entire history has been mainly directed at the production and preservation of nuclear power, disposal of nuclear waste, and production of nuclear weapons. However, new technologies, which could change many aspects of these processes for the better, are continuously being discovered. Thus, the Department of Energy is set on utilizing even more efficient and reusable sources of energy and, effectively, energy production.

4: The current executive of the Department of Energy, Ernest Moniz, has held this title since may of 2013. As the secretary, he also serves in the Presidential Cabinet. one of his responsibilities is to inform the President on important matters relating to his appointment and his department's focus.

5: Ernest moniz speaking to an audience

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