Rick Perry

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Rick Perry hints at 2024 presidential bid and revives memories of debate gaffe
Republican former Texas governor, who has run twice before, once forgot name of government department he planned to abolish

Martin Pengelly in New York

15, May, 2023 @4:29 PM

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Rick Perry says Texans will endure blackouts 'to keep the government out of their business'
Former Texas governor says winter weather crisis should not be used as an opportunity for Democrats to advance energy policies

Victoria Bekiempis

18, Feb, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Rick Perry tells Donald Trump: 'You really are the chosen one'
Energy secretary briefed president on Old Testament kings, saying: ‘God’s used imperfect people all through history’

Martin Pengelly

25, Nov, 2019 @2:20 PM

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Texas primary: Democratic turnout soars as Republicans stand their ground
Primaries are in focus as symbol of whether revulsion to Trump and the rightwards swing of the GOP could lead to Democratic enthusiasm

Tom Dart in Houston

07, Mar, 2018 @2:38 PM

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Rick Perry under fire for suggestion fossil fuels can reduce sexual assault
US energy secretary faces criticism from Sierra Club after describing girl who told him about the importance of electricity in African village

Staff and agencies

02, Nov, 2017 @10:20 PM

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Subsidy plan for coal and nuclear plants 'will cost US taxpayers $10.6bn a year'
Non-partisan analysis reveals the cost of energy secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to give handouts to some of the country’s oldest and dirtiest power plants

Oliver Milman

27, Oct, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Trump’s plan to bail out failing fossil fuels with taxpayer subsidies is perverse | Dana Nuccitelli
Dana Nuccitelli: Coal can no longer compete in the free market, so the Trump administration wants to prop it up with taxpayer subsidies

Dana Nuccitelli

09, Oct, 2017 @10:00 AM

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US energy secretary Rick Perry duped by Russian pranksters to talk about pig manure
‘These individuals are known for pranking high-level officials,’ spokeswoman says, after duo tricked Perry into thinking he was talking to Ukrainian PM

Guardian staff and agency

26, Jul, 2017 @5:45 AM

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Toshiba's US nuclear problems could provide cautionary tale for UK
Experts say construction delays and cost problems at two plants are due to lack of experience and absence of supply chains

Adam Vaughan

14, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Rick Perry ‘deeply troubled’ by election of gay Texas A&M student president
The energy secretary weighed in on the election at his alma mater in an opinion piece this week, implying voters were intimidated by ‘quest for diversity’

Tom Dart in Houston

23, Mar, 2017 @4:12 PM

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'The wild west of wind': Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader
The most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind energy boom

Tom Dart in Sweetwater, Texas, and Oliver Milman in New York

20, Feb, 2017 @8:01 AM

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Climate deniers, conspiracists and one-percenters: Trump's cabinet of characters
The president-elect plans to surround himself with enemies of the environment, billions of dollars in net worth and people who are against their own agencies

Tom McCarthy

29, Dec, 2016 @1:32 PM

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