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This $6-A-Month Plan Brings Solar Power To People Living Off The Grid

That's the price for a solar energy package from Off-Grid Electric, who's lit up the homes of 100,000 people without electricity in Tanzania.
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Who's The D.C. Local Running The General Services Administration?

In the Washington metropolitan region, the General Services Administration is in charge of more than 100 million square feet of federal workspace.

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'Beautiful Flight' Across The Atlantic Is Major Milestone For Solar Plane

After 71 hours and 8 minutes of flight time crossing the Atlantic, Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Spain. It's a big step toward the goal of circumnavigating the globe using only the sun's power.
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Environmental Outlook: How Public Opinion Has Shifted On Climate Change And Why

For this month's Environmental Outlook: Surveys suggest public attitudes about climate change are often disconnected from education levels and scientific research. Please join us to talk about why we believe what we do on climate change and how money is shaping public opinion.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration's Fracking Rules

A U.S. judge in Wyoming said the Bureau of Land Management can't regulate hydraulic fracturing — because more than a decade ago, Congress specifically excluded fracking from federal oversight.
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California To Close State's Last Nuclear Power Plant

California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under a proposal announced Tuesday. Safety concerns are the main reason, but the Diablo Canyon plant produces enough power for 1.7 million homes. There's now a plan to replace the energy with renewables.
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Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

The Department of Energy is considering the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Some argue it's no longer needed or should be smaller because U.S. oil production has increased.
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A Trans-Atlantic Flight Without Fuel: Solar Impulse Leaves New York On Ambitious Trip

The Solar Impulse 2 plane is being flown across the Atlantic Ocean on a four-day trip to Spain. The solar-powered craft took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport early Monday.
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How Influence And Money Fueled Approval Of The Pepco-Exelon Deal

Just how much money went into selling the merger between Pepco and Exelon? Due to the nature of the work done by supporters, we may never know.

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Who's In Charge? Getting Western States To Agree On Sharing Renewable Energy

California has so much solar energy that some days, there's too much. One solution is to join forces across state borders. But in the West, that's sparking some not-so-neighborly opposition.

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