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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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Oil Industry Ups And Downs Price Out Longtime Residents Of Fracking Towns

The sudden ups and downs of the oil and gas industry can feel like whiplash for rural communities seeing an influx of workers. Affordable housing has been a challenge. With the current slowdown in drilling, rental prices have dropped, but they're still much higher than they were pre-boom, leaving low-income and senior people still struggling to find a place they can afford.
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Massive Downsizing In Oil Sector Brings Acute Pain For The Holidays

The holiday season can be stressful, but for energy workers, December is turning out to be especially tough. Oil and gas firms have laid off close to 56,000 Texans in the past year.

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