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North Texas Town Could Become First In The State To Ban Fracking

In Texas, early voting is underway ahead of the Nov. 4 election. In the north Texas town of Denton, that means people are deciding whether they want to ban the oil and gas drilling method known as "fracking." The outcome of that vote will have repercussions across the state.
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Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.
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ISIS Rakes In Millions Through Slick Black Market For Oil

The so-called Islamic State is raking in millions selling oil to smugglers. The U.S. is working to undermine the militant group's finances by interrupting oil sales and punishing companies that purchase crude from them.
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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
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D.C. Among Most Improved In Energy Efficiency, According To Report

A new scorecard by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ranks D.C. alongside three states as the most improved in terms of energy efficiency.

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Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.
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Virginia's Senate Race Could Have Consequences For U.S. Energy Policy

While Virginia Sen. Mark Warner and challenger Ed Gillespie have fairly similar stances on issues like offshore drilling, analysts say the outcome of the race could have significant consequences for U.S. energy policy as a whole.

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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.
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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?
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As Oil Prices Fall, Who Wins And Who Loses?

Prices are down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.

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