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Poll: Marylanders Support Offshore Wind Power

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A new poll shows Maryland residents would be willing to pay more for their power if it came from cleaner sources like offshore wind.

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No Tax On Energy-Efficient Items In Va.

Consumers in Virginia can save money on sales tax-exempt energy-efficient products this weekend.

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Canada-Gulf Pipeline Pits Jobs Against Environment

The State Department is considering whether to issue a permit for a controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Environmentalists oppose the project, but defenders say jobs are at stake. NPR's Jeff Brady reports.
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Physics Nobelists Observed An Accelerating Universe

In 1998, two teams of physicists looking at distant supernovae noticed something surprising--the supernovae were not only moving outwards but also accelerating. These observations have won three Americans the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics. Nobelist Adam Riess discusses how physicists are now looking at the universe.
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Aging Parking Meters Get Solar Upgrade

A small solar-powered parking meter company is benefiting from the down economy and aging parking infrastructure. Chad Randall, COO of IPS, talks to Lynn Neary about why the company has been able to double the number of its employees over the last year.
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McDonnell: EPA Regulations Cost Too Much

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At a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Alexandria, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell described EPA regulations as "job killing."

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After Solyndra, Other Energy Loans Draw Scrutiny

The now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra was just one of the clean energy businesses that got loan guarantees from a federal program that ended Friday. In all, the Department of Energy program financed 28 projects with $16 billion. A Republican leading hearings on Solyndra says loans were rushed out the door.
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NRC Meets To Discuss Earthquake Impact

The earthquake that struck the D.C. region last August caused two reactors at the North Anna Nuclear plant to shut down. The NRC meets today to discuss the situation.

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UMD Wins Solar Decathlon Challenge

The University of Maryland has taken the top prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

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