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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.

This special two-hour edition of BURN will feature stories about how the power of one person can affect the nation's search for greater energy independence.
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Governor Wants Virginia To Be An 'Energy Capital'

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell hosted his annual Conference on Energy this week, touting the commonwealth's potential as the "energy capital of the East Coast." 

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Montgomery County Public Power Support Growing

A growing number of people are seeking to create a publicly owned power utility for Montgomery County, but getting state approval may be tough.


Colorado Voters Get Revved Up Over Energy Policy

Some voters in the swing state's Larimer County say too much federal regulation is keeping the U.S. overly reliant on foreign oil. Others argue the government should help businesses move toward sustainability.
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Protesters Call For More Renewable Energy At Dominion HQ

Protesters are demonstrating outside of electric utility Dominion Virginia's corporate headquarters in Richmond all week to call attention to what they say is the company's inadequate record on renewable energy.

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Berliner Likens Potential Pepco Strike To NFL's Replacement Refs

Members of Pepco's workers union are not yet on strike after rejecting a contract offer from the utility last week, and Montgomery County's Roger Berliner is hopeful that management won't have to step in as replacements.