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Dominion Requests Rate Hike

Dominion Virginia Power is asking state regulators for permission to charge customers more for power.

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Virginians Consider The Risks And Benefits Of Hydraulic Fracturing

With the dangers of nuclear power playing out in Japan, fighting in Libya pushing up oil prices, and environmentalists urging a reduction in dependence on coal, America is looking for energy alternatives.

One that seemed promising is natural gas. But critics say the process of getting gas from the ground may be risky, which is a question playing out in the Commonwealth.

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MoCo Report Outlines Recommendations For Pepco

In Maryland, another report is slamming Pepco's service reliability in Montgomery County -- this one comes from the county itself.

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Green Expo Encourages Small Changes for Clean Living

Making small changes can have a big impact on the environment, that's the message the town of Vienna, Va. had in mind for its Green Expo.

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Montgomery County Switches On Solar Power

Officials in Montgomery County now have more than one reason to pray for sunny days. (Actually, they have 1,250.)

The county marked the installation of its first solar power panels on government buildings Monday afternoon.

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I Bought An Electric Car. Now What?

Fairfax County resident Ron Ball was one of the first people in Virginia to buy the Chevy Volt, a new eco-friendly electric car. As an avid environmentalist, he had been dreaming of owning a Volt for years. But now that he has one, he's discovering life as a proud Volt owner is more complicated than he realized.

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Gas Prices Reach $4 A Gallon

AAA's daily fuel gauge, which tracks the average price of fuel across the country, indicates the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular in the District rose to $4.03 Saturday.

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AU To Install D.C.'s Largest Solar Panel System

American University says it is installing Washington's largest solar power system.

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