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New Rules To Curb Pollution From Oil, Gas Drilling

The federal rules announced Wednesday will, among other things, soon require oil and natural gas drillers to limit air pollution from drilling operations. Though the requirements stand to save companies money long term, producers say pollution regulations should be left to the states.

As Gasoline Goes Up, Natural Gas Cheaper Than Ever

At the same time gasoline prices are soaring, the cost of electricity is falling. The reason? Cheap and plentiful natural gas. A utility in Massachusetts has just sliced rates by 34 percent. Coming out of a recession, the lower electricity prices are quietly boosting the economy and providing some welcome savings to businesses and families.
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Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

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In Time For Earth Day, Bill Aims To Make D.C. Greener

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is pushing an energy-efficient agenda leading up to Earth Day.


Greenpeace: How Clean (And Green) Is Your Cloud?

A report issued Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group found fault with Microsoft, Amazon and Apple. Greenpeace ranked the companies according to the efficiency of their cloud facilities, as well as where they get their electricity.

U.S. Has A Natural Gas Problem: Too Much Of It

A boom in natural gas in the U.S. has driven prices to 10-year lows, threatening the viability of some producers. People needed less gas to heat their homes this winter, but at the same time a huge increase in gas production was made possible by new methods of coaxing gas out of shale rock formations.
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Solar Panels Within Reach For D.C. Residents

The District is offering a leg up to people who want to use solar thermal heating units.