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New Program Spurs Solar Development on Public Land

The government recently announced a new plan to facilitate the development of solar energy projects on public land in six Western states. Lawrence Susskind, a professor of urban and environmental planning at MIT, explains what it means for the future of renewable energy.
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Climate Politics: It's Laugh Lines Vs. 'Not A Joke'

Stymied by Congress early on in his term while trying to advance his climate policies, President Obama has resorted to taking incremental actions that don't need congressional approval. Mitt Romney doesn't mention climate change in his energy plan, and favors cheap energy sources like coal.
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Mich. Voters To Decide Renewable Energy Mandate

In Michigan, voters will decide whether to force the state's utilities get at least 25 percent of their annual retail sales from renewable sources by 2025. There have been many competing claims about costs, jobs and spinoff issues.
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What's Going Wrong With China's Solar Industry?

Steve Inskeep talks to Beijing-based economist Patrick Chovanec about too many subsidies in China's solar energy industry. It is resulting in money-losing companies. One company, Suntech, could soon be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange because it is performing poorly.
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Research Points To Benefits In Uranium Mining For Virginia County

A George Mason University study shows Pittsylvania County would benefit economically from a proposed uranium mining operation.

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Candidates Tout Different Routes To 'Energy Security'

Mitt Romney has stressed ways of further increasing domestic production, while the president says better gas mileage and lowering consumption are important as well.
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Virginia Holds Tax-Free Holiday On Energy Efficient Products

Virginia is offering a tax holiday for certain energy efficient products and appliances starting Oct. 5.

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Burn: The Power Of One, Part 2: Power and Politics Of New Energy Frontiers

This hour, we'll hear stories about the next frontiers of energy development and the fields of exploration that may help the U.S. to produce more energy at home.
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Burn: The Power Of One, Part 1: Election And America's Energy Future

In this hour of BURN, host Alex Chadwick goes to the swing state of Pennsylvania to examine fracking, the politically volatile exploration technology that has made natural gas the single most important element remaking our energy economy.

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