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U.S. Military Boosts Clean Energy, With Startup Help

Fuel convoys are expensive and dangerous, pushing the military to seek out new energy sources. That frequently pairs them with alternative energy startups, which some call risky ventures. For the companies themselves, the chance to work with the military means more investment and a chance to expand.
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Maryland Beats Virginia In Energy Ranking

When it comes to energy efficiency, Virginia and D.C. could learn a thing or two from Maryland.

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Arlington Company Taps Social Media For Sustainability

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Most people don't give much thought to their energy use, but what if a Facebook app showed how you fared compared to your neighbors?

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Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels

In his bookReinventing Fire, Amory Lovins lays out his blueprint for freeing society of its addiction to fossil fuels, by saving energy with more efficient vehicles, buildings and manufacturing plants, and producing it with renewable options like windmills and rooftop solar.
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Energy Efficiency Accolades For Maryland

In a new report, Maryland came in 10th in the nation in energy efficiency, besting both D.C. and Virginia by virtue of of the 2008 Empower Maryland Act.

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Fight Over Nuclear Plant Draws N.Y. Political Heavies

The state's popular Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to close the aging Indian Point nuclear plant because of safety concerns, but the company that owns the facility has enlisted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as its spokesman to keep the plant open.
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Water Leaks Into Lake From Virginia Nuclear Plant

Operators at the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant in Virginia reported that 272 gallons of cooling water from the nuclear reactor was leaked  into a nearby lake.

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Mixed Messages On Renewables At Energy Conference

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There was disagreement at the second energy conference held by Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, with environmental groups concerned that renewable energy sources are downplayed.

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