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Falling Oil Prices: A Blip Or A Hint Of The Future?

It may seem like oil prices are always on a one-way escalator up. But analysts say there are reasons to be optimistic about America's energy future.
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Environmental Groups To Protest Dominion's 15-Year Plan

Environmental groups plan to protest a meeting of the State Corporation Commission in Richmond Tuesday, calling out Dominion Virginia Power for their lack of support for wind and solar power.

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Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Cash-strapped states are embracing the millions of dollars in new tax revenue coming from shale oil and gas development. But there aren't enough inspectors to make sure the sites aren't polluting. The problem seems especially apparent in Colorado, which now has more than 47,000 active oil and gas wells but the state employs just 17 inspectors.
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Dominion To Offer Energy Efficiency Programs

Dominion Virginia Power has been given the green light to move forward with several energy-efficiency and demand-reduction programs, which will help customers save money over time.

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White House Unveils New Fracking Regulations

The Interior Department released new rules for companies that drill on federal or tribal lands.
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Is Thorium A Magic Bullet For Our Energy Problems?

As the search for cheap, safe and non-carbon emitting sources of energy continues, a band of scientists say the answer may be nuclear reactors fueled by thorium. Others caution that thorium reactors pose waste and proliferation risks. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the pros and cons of thorium reactors.
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ExxonMobil: A 'Private Empire' On The World Stage

In Private Empire, investigative journalist Steve Coll explains how ExxonMobil has used its money and power to wield significant influence in Washington, D.C., concerning issues like climate change.

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