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Solar Panel Company Declares Bankruptcy

In 2010 President Obama gave a speech at the plant of a solar panel manufacturer in Fremont, Calif., saying "the future is here." That company, called Solyndra, has now declared bankruptcy. Melissa Block speaks with Bay Area business reporter George Avalos about what went wrong.
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University of Maryland Going Green With Solar Power

One of the largest solar panel arrays in the DC-region is now generating electricity at the University of Maryland in College Park.

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Massive Solar Panel Array Unveiled At College Park

The University of Maryland in College Park is unveiling a new solar panel array on one of its buildings. The school calls the facility one of the largest in the region.

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Arlington Prepares Energy Labels For Government Buildings

Visitors to county-owned buildings in Arlington are about to start seeing something new -- labels documenting energy use and carbon consumption. The county is planning to start installing the signs in October.

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GenOn To Close Coal-Fired Power Plant In Alexandria

City leaders in Alexandria have reached an agreement with GenOn to permanently close a coal-fired power plant on the Potomac River waterfront.

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Pepco Gets Mixed Reviews For Hurricane Response

Thousands of Pepco customers remain without power Monday afternoon. Reactions from Maryland leaders to the beleaguered utility's work following Hurricane Irene have been mixed.

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