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Protesters Call For More Renewable Energy At Dominion HQ

Protesters are demonstrating outside of electric utility Dominion Virginia's corporate headquarters in Richmond all week to call attention to what they say is the company's inadequate record on renewable energy.

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Berliner Likens Potential Pepco Strike To NFL's Replacement Refs

Members of Pepco's workers union are not yet on strike after rejecting a contract offer from the utility last week, and Montgomery County's Roger Berliner is hopeful that management won't have to step in as replacements.

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Alexandria Power Plant Closes After Lengthy Fight

Alexandria officials are celebrating the victory of the long awaited closing of the GenOn coal power plant.

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Pepco Workers' Union Rejects Contract, Possible Strike Ahead

Pepco customers may face possible rate hikes, as well as more headaches when it comes to service.


New Groups Make A Conservative Argument On Climate Change

Two new Republican groups are bucking their party's widespread rejection of climate science. They're targeting young people, warning of the national security risks of fossil fuel dependence, and touting free market ideas to deal with global warming.
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Maryland PRC Reconsidering Storm Outage Charges

Pepco customers weighed in Monday at the Maryland Public Service Commission about a policy that lets utility companies charge customers during the first 24 hours of an outage.

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Pepco Workers To Vote On Contract Wednesday

Members of the Electrical Workers Union employed by Pepco will vote Wednesday on whether to except a new contract, or try to force the utility's hand with a strike.

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The Future Of Driving

A new California law allows self-driving cars on state roads. Proponents promise computer-controlled vehicles will reduce accidents and congestion. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the future of driving in the digital age.


Printing Solar Panels In The Backyard

With crowd-sourced funding through Kickstarter, a team of inventors are building a Solar Pocket Factory: a machine designed to print micro solar panels--like the ones used in phone chargers and garden lights. Co-inventor Shawn Frayne stopped by Flora Lichtman's backyard with a few pieces of the prototype to explain how the machine works.