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Could Cheap Gas Slow Growth Of Renewable Energy?

The relatively clean gas is replacing dirty coal-fired power plants. That's good news for the environment. But in the long run, cheap natural gas might delay the transition to even cleaner sources of energy, such as wind and solar power.
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Clean-Tech Industry Facing Lean Times After Solyndra

The once-booming clean-tech industry is facing hard times, in part because of cheaper natural gas, the effects of the financial crisis, China's growing solar industry and the Solyndra bankruptcy. Reporter Juliet Eilperin, who covers the industry's struggles in Wired's February issue, explains.
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D.C. Residents Protest Pepco Rate Hike Request

Pepco plans to raise rates on D.C. residents, which has sparked protests from customers who don't feel the hikes are fair after all the taxpayer funding the energy company has gotten.

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University Park Becomes Energy Efficient

A small Maryland community is taking large strides to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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R Paul Smith Power Plant To Close

One of the first coal-fired power plants to close in a generation will be shutting down this year in Maryland.

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Magnetic Soap May Help Clean Up Spilled Oil

BP released millions of gallons of dispersants to break up oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But what if dispersants could be sucked up again after doing their job? Chemist Julian Eastoe talks about an iron-containing soap he's created that can be recaptured using a magnet.

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