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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.
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Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

Integrating solar panels into a bike commuter path, a special roadway outside Amsterdam will generate power that's then funneled into the national energy grid.
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Battle Lines Drawn After Texas Town Bans Fracking

Residents of Denton, Texas, voted Tuesday to ban hydraulic fracturing in their city. It's the first time a city in the state — where energy is king — has voted to ban fracking. State officials have already filed lawsuits to try and overturn the ban.
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Congressional Republicans Consider Energy Agenda

Republicans will control both houses of Congress, giving energy firms allies on Capitol Hill. Among the issues lawmakers may take up: the Keystone XL pipeline and lifting the ban on crude exports.
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Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.
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Chevron Spends Big, And Loses Big, In A City Council Race

Tuesday's elections weren't just bad news for Democrats. Oil giant Chevron got clobbered in a city election in Richmond, Calif., that was widely seen as a referendum on the company itself.
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New England Electricity Prices Spike As Gas Pipelines Lag

Consumers in the region are in for a shock this winter. Electricity rates there are set to jump as much as 50 percent for some customers as New England awaits the construction of more gas pipelines.
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It's Still Too Early For Tanking Oil Prices To Curb U.S. Drilling

The U.S. is now the world's largest oil producer, and some worry that falling prices could mean an industry slowdown. But with production costs also falling, drillers are unlikely to cut back soon.
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Falling Oil Prices Make Fracking Less Lucrative

As oil prices dip, controversial and relatively expensive production methods, like oil sands and fracking, have become less profitable. Some drillers are already cutting back on plans for more wells.
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Lights Back On In Bangladesh After Nationwide Blackout

The failure of a link that supplies electricity from neighboring India is suspected to have caused the massive outage on Saturday.

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