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Despite Energy Savings, Consumers In Vermont Remain Cautious

Average gasoline prices fell below $2 a gallon this week. That means U.S. consumers saved more than $100 billion this year at the gas pump, or about $550 per licensed driver. At the same time, falling natural gas prices — combined with warm temperatures in much of the country — will mean big savings on heating bills. But consumers don't seem to be spending more yet. Why? In Vermont, at least, people are worried about warm days hurting tourism.
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Low Gas Prices Expected To Continue In 2016

U.S. drivers are becoming accustomed to lower prices at the pump, and sales of bigger cars are rising. But if people start driving more because they can afford it, will it hurt environmental efforts?
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Which Burns More Kilowatt-Hours: America's Christmas Lights Or Tanzania?

As you might have guessed, the answer is not Tanzania. So the holiday season is a good time to reflect on ... electricity.
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Economic And Geopolitical Implications Of The Global Oil Surplus

Oil prices have fallen to an 11-year low, and last week’s repeal of the oil export ban allows U.S. producers to ship overseas. Join us for a discussion on the economic and geopolitical implications of the global oil surplus.

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McAuliffe Announces Solar Targets; Green Advocates Say It's Not Enough

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has set new goals for solar power for his last year in office, but environmental advocates that paired with other policies pushing for gas and oil drilling, they don't go far enough.

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Wind Power Continues Steady Growth Across The U.S.

The wind power industry is celebrating a new milestone in November: 70 gigawatts of generating capacity. Researchers say that's enough to power 19 million homes.
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How San Diego Will Hold Up Its Green Transition Promise

Last week, San Diego's city council voted to transition to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, becoming the first major American city to enter a legally binding agreement to do so.
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Feds Advise Against Pepco-Exelon Merger Unless Better Deal Is Struck

As regulators in D.C. decide the fate of the $7 billion merger between power companies Pepco and Exelon, the federal government is weighing in.
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Pump The Brakes On Pepco-Exelon Merger? Public Citizen Joins Chorus

The group Public Citizen has added its voice to those calling for on regulators to halt the proposed merger between Pepco and energy giant Exelon, citing the warping influence of the big lobbying push behind the deal.

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Year-End Budget Deal Lifts Ban On American Oil Exports

NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Jason Bordoff, professor and founding director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. He was also the former White House energy advisor to President Obama. Bordoff talks about the part of the budget deal this week which lifts the ban on oil exports, and what it means for consumers, industry, the economy and the environment.

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