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McDonnell: EPA Regulations Cost Too Much

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At a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Alexandria, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell described EPA regulations as "job killing."

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After Solyndra, Other Energy Loans Draw Scrutiny

The now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra was just one of the clean energy businesses that got loan guarantees from a federal program that ended Friday. In all, the Department of Energy program financed 28 projects with $16 billion. A Republican leading hearings on Solyndra says loans were rushed out the door.
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NRC Meets To Discuss Earthquake Impact

The earthquake that struck the D.C. region last August caused two reactors at the North Anna Nuclear plant to shut down. The NRC meets today to discuss the situation.

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UMD Wins Solar Decathlon Challenge

The University of Maryland has taken the top prize in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

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O'Malley To Re-energize Offshore Wind Bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to re-introduce his offshore wind energy bill in the upcoming session, but State Sen. Jim Mathias says he'll need to convince more than politicians if he wants the bill passed.

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Physicist Lisa Randall On Cosmology And The LHC

Harvard physicist Lisa Randall talks about her new book, Knocking On Heaven's Door, an examination of the latest findings in cosmology and the history of scientific thought, and discusses a report that suggests neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light.
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China Launches A Space Laboratory

China launched an experimental spacecraft from the Gobi desert this week. The unmanned Tiangong-1 (which means "Heavenly Palace-1") is expected to orbit Earth for two years. Journalist Miles O'Brien discusses planned docking missions for the craft and China's space program.
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Living In A Geodesic Dome Home

Kevin Shea is a retired New York City firefighter with an unorthodox home. He lives in a 93,000 cubic-foot-geodesic dome, equipped with solar panels, a wind turbine, and a geothermal system. The home is on the grid, but outside the box.
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Solar Titan Faces Funding Worries After Solyndra

Analysts say manufacturer First Solar needs federal support to keep its competitive edge and to drive down the cost to produce solar panels, a key factor to industry success. But the kind of federal loan guarantees given to failed energy company Solyndra are increasingly unpopular in Washington.

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