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On Energy Policy, Romney's Emphasis Has Shifted

The GOP candidates for president have seized on high gasoline prices as a line of attack against President Obama, largely saying the answer is more domestic oil drilling. But as Massachusetts governor, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney used to emphasize fuel efficiency and cutting energy demand.
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Wind Power Expansion Passes Maryland House

At the urging of Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, an expansion of wind power has passed Maryland's House of Delegates over the objections of Republicans who say they worry about its cost.

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Maryland House to Make Final Vote on Wind Power

Maryland's House of Delegates is moving towards a vote that will marginally increase energy rates in the state to purchase renewable energy credits for off-shore wind power.

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The Good And The Bad Of Kenya's First Oil Strike

For the first time, oil has been discovered in the East African nation of Kenya. The country's energy minister quickly held a news conference. Holding up a bottle of crude, he pledged to make sure oil is a blessing for the people and not a curse. Will Ross of the BBC talks to David Greene about how oil can be a plague on unprepared nations.
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Wind Power Bill Passes Maryland House Committee

A bill to pave the way for wind energy in Maryland has cleared one hurdle, and will now move on to the full state House.

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Plugged In: Area Businesses Opening Up To Electric Vehicles

An activist in Maryland says he has a plan to spark the local electric vehicle movement, by encouraging hotels and and parking garages to offer low-costing charging to their customers.

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Finding Cheaper Gas With Your Smartphone

Several companies have developed smartphone applications to help people find the cheapest gasoline prices in town. We tried two popular apps; they work, but there are a few things to watch out for.
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Gun Range Incident Casts Shadow On Santorum Event

Louisiana holds its Republican primary on Saturday. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum — who holds a commanding lead in the state — spent the day campaigning there. A spectator said the former Pennsylvania senator should imagine President Obama was the target.
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Making the Shift To Electric Vehicles

Though the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf entered the market to fanfare, the battery-powered cars haven't been selling as quickly as hybrid models such as the Toyota Prius. Industry experts discuss electric car technology, from batteries to charging stations, and what it might take to encourage drivers to make the shift.

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