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Bald Eagles Threatened By Eastern Shore Wind Farm

As many as 20 bald eagles a year would be killed by a proposed Eastern Shore wind farm, according to a report disputed by lobbyists for wind power in Maryland.

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NRC Denies Foreign Application To Build Maryland Nuclear Reactor

A French-based company will not be allowed to build a third nuclear reactor at Maryland's Calvert Cliffs.

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Virginia Governor To Consider Tax On Hybrid And Electric Cars

Under Virginia's new transportation funding plan, the wallets of energy-efficient car drivers will take a bit of a hit.

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Pepco Seeking Rate High For D.C. Customers

Pepco's proposed plan would add almost $6 to the average monthly residential bill in the District.

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Offshore Wind Bill Advances In Maryland Senate

After three years of stops and starts, the Maryland Senate has advanced an ambitious energy bill that would help construct offshore wind turbines off Eastern Shore.


BP Bows Out Of Solar, But Industry Outlook Still Sunny

The energy giant says it has "thrown in the towel on solar." The industry has evolved since BP entered the ring, currently emphasizing cheap production rather than research and development. BP says it just wasn't making money, though it will continue investing in other renewable resources.

VW Introduces 'World's Most Efficient' Car At Geneva Motor Show

The company says the plug-in, diesel hybrid gets 261 miles per gallon. The futuristic two-seater is not in production, yet, but VW says it plans to use "handcrafting-like production methods" for the car.

Energy Secretary Nominee Is An Academic, Politico

President Obama will name Ernie Moniz as the next secretary of the Department of Energy. Moniz is a physicist and academic — but unlike his predecessor, he's a seasoned politico who knows Washington and Congress. Moniz will please and annoy both ends of the energy policy spectrum: He's a big solar and wind booster, but a fan of natural gas and nuclear power as well.