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Calif. Law To Require Ships To Cut Pollution

California is about to become the first state to require shore power at its ports. A new law mandates at least half of a shipping line's fleet to shut down their diesel engines and plug into shore-side electric power when they unload their cargo. It's part of a larger effort to cut pollution at the state's busiest ports, but costs have been a sticking point.
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Cape Cod Community To Vote On Status Of Wind Turbines

In the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, voters will decide if two, town-owned wind turbines will be taken down. Dozens have complained of headaches, insomnia and other issues since the first turbine started spinning in 2010.
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First U.S. Company To Enter Export Market For Natural Gas

With supplies high and prices at historic lows, there's debate whether U.S. companies should be allowed to export the gas overseas for a higher price. Many energy companies have applied for government approval to ship liquefied natural gas worldwide. So far, only one company has gotten a license to do that in the past 30 years..
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Huge Boost In U.S. Oil Output Set To Transform Global Market

The International Energy Agency says U.S. shale output and petroleum from Canada's tar sands are transforming global energy markets.
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Norfolk Southern Looking To Expand Ethanol Operation

Alexandria leaders are about to take a formal position against the expansion of operations at a hazardous materials facility.

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Dominion Virginia Power Considers Rate Increase

Regulators will be holding a public hearing on June 18 to allow Dominion customers a chance to weigh in on the possible rate hike.

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Offshore Wind

After years of legal hurdles and local opposition, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is moving forward off the coast of Cape Cod. Maryland is getting into the act, recently passing legislation to help develop an offshore wind project planned for Ocean City.

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