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Natural Gas Dethrones King Coal As Power Companies Look To Future

It's a brave new energy world, with two major opponents: natural gas and coal. As prices fluctuate and renewables, such as wind and solar, fight for a share of energy generation, there's heated competition for access to your wall socket.
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Outgoing Energy Secretary Could Be Remembered For More Than Solyndra

Outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu spoke this week at a government-funded expo for energy innovation. The failure of the Solyndra solar company has cast a shadow over Chu's tenure. But supporters say only with that kind of risk-taking can the government plant the seeds for future energy success stories.
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Maryland Public Service Commission Tells Utilities To Toughen Up

Officials in Maryland are urging power companies in the state to improve resiliency in their infrastructure to prevent widespread outages like those seen during the 2012 derecho storm.

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Investigator: BP Wasn't Prepared For Disasters At Deepwater Oil Wells

Tuesday marked the second day of a civil trial connected to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in New Orleans. With opening statements over, plaintiffs began calling witnesses. Melissa Block talks to Jeff Brady.
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Trial Against BP To Begin Over 2010 Rig Explosion

Some are calling it "the trial of century." In New Orleans Monday, dozens of lawyers will pack into a federal courtroom to argue over BP's civil liability from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Millions of barrels of oil fouled beaches from Texas to Florida. Billions of dollars are at stake.

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