Who will head the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency could become a lot clearer now that President Obama has announced his two nominees. Taking a look at their respective pasts and asking what industries they have concentrated on can provide a glimpse into where they could stand on certain issues if approved by Congress. Tune into the video below for Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman's take on this issue that could effect the energy sector over the next four years.

Any policies geared toward boosting nuclear power could help Exelon immensely
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Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Taylor Muckerman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Exelon. The Motley Fool has the following options: Long Jan 2014 $20 Calls on Chesapeake Energy, Long Jan 2014 $30 Calls on Chesapeake Energy, and Short Jan 2014 $15 Puts on Chesapeake Energy. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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