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Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels

In his bookReinventing Fire, Amory Lovins lays out his blueprint for freeing society of its addiction to fossil fuels, by saving energy with more efficient vehicles, buildings and manufacturing plants, and producing it with renewable options like windmills and rooftop solar.
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Energy Efficiency Accolades For Maryland

In a new report, Maryland came in 10th in the nation in energy efficiency, besting both D.C. and Virginia by virtue of of the 2008 Empower Maryland Act.

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Fight Over Nuclear Plant Draws N.Y. Political Heavies

The state's popular Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to close the aging Indian Point nuclear plant because of safety concerns, but the company that owns the facility has enlisted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as its spokesman to keep the plant open.
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Water Leaks Into Lake From Virginia Nuclear Plant

Operators at the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant in Virginia reported that 272 gallons of cooling water from the nuclear reactor was leaked  into a nearby lake.

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Mixed Messages On Renewables At Energy Conference

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There was disagreement at the second energy conference held by Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, with environmental groups concerned that renewable energy sources are downplayed.

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What Is The Future Of Natural Gas Use In The U.S.?

The Kinder Morgan deal will likely make the company the largest natural gas pipeline operator in North America. This comes at a time when more people in the U.S. are becoming reliant on the fuel. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Associates and author of The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.
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Kinder Morgan Announces Plans To Buy El Paso

A huge deal in the energy business is just the latest signal that natural gas is a hot commodity. One of the largest natural gas pipeline operators, Kinder Morgan, is buying its rival El Paso for $21 billion.
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Perry Unveils Energy Policy

GOP presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his energy policy Friday morning in a speech in West Mifflin, Pa.
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Land Rush In Eastern Ohio A Boon For The Economy

There's a land rush for drilling rights in part of the energy-rich Utica Shale. It's good for the Buckeye State's economy and landowners with mineral rights. But despite the hype, little is publicly known about how much oil and gas the Utica will actually produce.

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