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AAA Calls To Suspend Sale Of New Ethanol Fuel

Most Americans have never heard of the fuel E15 — and that could be part of the problem. The auto club says drivers unfamiliar with E15 could fill up with the gasoline accidentally and damage some vehicles. Ethanol producers and the renewable fuels lobby say that's nonsense.
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Montgomery County Council's Berliner Addresses Pepco Rate Hike Request

Pepco is asking for another rate hike, and one of its most ardent critics in Montgomery County is already saying the utility shouldn't get it.

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Cuccinelli: Virginia Utility Law Costing Customers Too Much

Virginia's utility regulation law is costing customers as much as $1 billion more than necessary, according to a new report from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

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Virginia's Coal Industry Jobs On The Decline

Jobs in the coal industry appear to be on the decline in southwest Virginia, and it's not clear when or if those jobs will return.

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Pepco Requests Rate Increase For Maryland Customers

The utility that serves the Washington suburbs has asked Maryland regulators for a rate increase.


EPA Bans BP From Bidding On Federal Contracts

The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday that it is temporarily banning BP from doing new business with the federal government. The agency cites BP's lack of business integrity as a reason, pointing to the company's conduct during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster. The suspension doesn't affect current contracts.

EPA Temporarily Halts New Federal Contracts For BP

The federal agency cited BP's "lack of business integrity" in dealing with the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The London-based oil giant agreed to plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the case and also agreed to pay a record $4 billion in penalties.

Spain Expands Renewables With Wave-Powered Electricity Plant

The Bay of Biscay, off Spain's northern coast, is notorious for its huge surf, which has claimed countless lives in shipwrecks over the centuries. Now Spanish engineers have found a way to harness the power of those big waves to produce electricity.