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Shell Gives Up Drilling For Arctic Oil This Year

Shell has announced it's giving up on its hope of drilling for oil in the Arctic this year because of problems with its oil containment barge. It's the latest in a series of setbacks to Shell's multibillion dollar gamble to make drilling in the Arctic profitable and environmentally safe. It's still hoping to try again next year.
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Offshore Wind Development A Step Closer In Virginia, But Still A Way To Go

A deal is close to lease areas off of Virginia Beach for the construction power-generating wind turbines, but supporters of sustainable energy insist the government needs to be proactive about subsidizing wind power.

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Congress Divided Over Future Of Clean Energy

The U.S. House voted to end a Department of Energy program that helps fund clean energy firms.

Wind Power Plentiful, Study Says

Wind energy could theoretically meet all the planet's energy needs, says a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Jacobson, one of the report's authors, and Liz Salerno of the American Wind Energy Association discuss wind power in the US.
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Maryland PSC Looks To Dominion As Storm Response Model

The Maryland Public Service Commission is reviewing the response of state utilities to June's strong derecho storm, and is looking to Dominion Power as a model for preventative measures and appropriate staffing levels.

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Maryland Delegate Pushes To Suspend Fracking, Pending Study

With the environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing as yet unproven, one Maryland state delegate wants to ban the process until further study can be done.

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Dominion Looks To Extend Two Energy Conservation Programs

Dominion Power is looking to extend two successful energy conservation programs with permission from the commonwealth.

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Montgomery County Faces Public Utility Company Debate

The president of the Montgomery County Council will meet two groups this week that want to replace Pepco with a publicly owned company.