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Lights Out In Venezuela; President Blames Opposition Saboteurs

Nicholas Maduro blames says a "low-level war" was the cause of an electricity outage that affected 70 percent of the country, including the capital, Caracas.
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Hawaii Tries To Get Off Oil In Favor Of Natural Gas

Fifteen percent of energy in Hawaii comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass. The rest comes mostly from pricey oil imports. The state now wants to switch from oil to natural gas as an interim fuel. But some worry the move could derail the state's green energy momentum.
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Japan Plans Ice Wall To Surround Damaged Nuclear Plant

The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it intends to build an underground wall of ice around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The wall could stop radioactive water from leaking out of the plant, if it can work.
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Lawmakers Work To Bring Offshore Drilling To Virginia Waters

Democratic lawmakers are lending their support to the opening of oil drilling along the coast of Virginia.

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Radiocative Water Leak At Fukushima Worse Than First Thought

The plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was found to be leaking contaminated water last month.
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Virginia Candidates Spar On Energy Policy

Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli debated on the topic of energy at an event sponsored by the Consumer Energy Alliance.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Learning

As local kids head back to school, we'll bring you a show about "learning" — both inside and outside the classroom.

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Vt. Nuclear Plant Shutdown A Sign Of Changing Energy Market

The owner of Vermont's only nuclear plant says it will shut down the facility next year. Entergy had just won a lengthy battle with the state over whether the plant could keep operating. Now the company says market forces and other issues mean the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant isn't profitable.
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Environmental Groups Push Dominion Power On Clean Energy

Virginia environmental groups want more clean and renewable energy included in Dominion Power's report on the future of energy in the state.

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Battling Wildfires In The West

Thousands of firefighters are struggling to control a giant wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

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