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Innovative Projects Tap Renewable Energy Sources

Two projects aim to harness renewable energy using cutting-edge technology and engineering. AltaRock's Susan Petty discusses plans to turn hot rocks at a dormant volcano into a source of power. University of Maine's Habib Dagher talks about the potential of deepwater floating wind turbines.
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Virginia Governor Puts Brakes On Uranium Mining Permit

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking state legislators to delay granting permission for uranium mining in the state.

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Cheap Chinese Panels Spark Solar Power Trade War

U.S.-based solar panel manufacturers say inexpensive panels from China are hurting their business and want a tariff slapped on the imports. But other parts of the industry, such as installers, say the cheaper panels are driving a solar power boom in the U.S.
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Rejected Pipeline Becomes Hot-Button Election Issue

The Obama administration has rejected a Canadian company's permit request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said he turned down the proposal because congressional Republicans gave him a 60-day deadline that did not allow for a thorough review of the project.
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Keystone Proposal Rejected On Technicality

The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, while allowing the parent company to reapply with an alternate route. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Elizabeth Shogren for more.
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Blocking Keystone Won't Stop Oil Sands Production

Oil from the Canadian north is already making its way into the U.S. market through existing pipelines and tanker shipments. Energy experts say even if President Obama blocks the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, it may already be too late to stop Americans from relying on this dirty source of fuel.
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Spanish Town Cheers New Nuclear Waste Plant

You know Spain's unemployment rate is bad when villagers cheer the arrival of a nuclear waste facility in their backyard — because of the jobs it will bring. That's the case in one tiny Spanish hamlet. The town has been chosen to host a nuclear waste plant that's expected to create much-needed jobs. The mayor calls it "magnificent news."

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