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Arlington's Discovery Elementary Being Built As First 'Net Zero' School In Virginia

Slated to open in September, Arlington's Discovery School will have 2,000 solar panels and a geothermal well field.

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How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power

It might sound gross, but D.C. Water is discovering the raw power... of poop. They're even working on ways to sell it back to you.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."
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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
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How Solar Power Has Gotten So Cheap, So Fast

Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.
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In Jamaica, Obama Announces Plan To Diversify Caribbean Energy

President Obama is in Jamaica, where the U.S. is trying to gain influence in the region by using a powerful tool — energy.
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Compromise On Fracking Appears To Be Settled In Maryland Legislature

Versions of a two-year delay on permits for hydraulic fracturing in parts of western Maryland have passed in each side of the General Assembly.

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Obama To Address Caribbean's 'Economic Achilles Heel' — Energy

The president meets with Caribbean leaders in Jamaica Thursday — and a looming energy crunch in the region is high on the list.
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Shell's Big Deal Could Shift Global Landscape Of Gas Business

Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend nearly $70 billion to acquire natural gas giant BG Group. The deal, if approved, would create the world's largest independent producer of liquefied natural gas.
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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

The deal would put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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