Amy also has this dispatch from a Tuesday event with a top Energy Department official...
Steve Winberg, who just before Thanksgiving was sworn in as DOE's assistant secretary for fossil energy, deferred to Congress on the Trump administration's big budget cuts to his office and said it's not his job to set climate change policy.
Driving the news: Winberg, whose remarks at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies were his first on the new job, is in the hot seat because President Trump and his top advisers say they support robust development of technologies that capture carbon emissions from coal plants and other emitting facilities. Much of what happens on this issue will come down to his office, and so far it's not much.
On the budget cuts: "The president made it very clear that he wants DOE to be focused on basic, fundamental research and early stage research. … Congress set the budget, and we'll manage the budget accordingly based on what Congress appropriates for us."
Reality check: The office Winberg oversees would receive a 54% budget cut under Trump's proposal, though Congress is expected to keep funding mostly the same.
Click here for the rest of the story in the Axios stream.