Dec. 20 — It turns on a questionnaire the transition team for the Energy Department sent to that agency seeking out the names of staffers who participated in international climate change meetings — names the agency refused to provide. Scientific organizations and labor unions representing government employees have denounced the request as intrusive and potentially an attempt to inappropriately target career staff — and last week the Trump transition itself backed away from it, saying the questionnaire was “not authorized.”
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.