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House Sends Keystone XL Pipeline Measure To Obama Despite Veto Threat

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override a presidential veto. It's unlikely to be the last standoff between the GOP and the president on energy issues.

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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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Morning Edition

The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.

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Freakonomics Radio

How Efficient Is Energy Efficiency?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

It's a centerpiece of U.S. climate policy and a sacred cow among environmentalists. Does it work?

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Morning Edition

Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada, Alberta Premier Says

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

David Greene talks with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, who is in Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress and the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Will China Become The Next Global Superpower?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

For more than forty years, the U.S. has played a key role helping the Chinese government take its place on the world stage. But how will China's rise affect the U.S.?

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Alberta Premier Says Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Alberta's leader is in Washington to lobby Congress and the administration to push ahead with the controversial pipeline.

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The Takeaway

Workers Organize Largest Union Strike Since 1980s

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

In what's being called the biggest strike since 1980, union workers at U.S. oil refineries & chemical plants across the country have walked out over disagreements on working conditions.

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Morning Edition

With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.

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Morning Edition

For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The plunge in gas prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

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Morning Edition

Obama Moves To Cement His Environmental Legacy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — part of a climate change strategy.

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All Things Considered

Even At $30 A Barrel, Saudis Are Still Making Money On Oil

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to Amy Myers Jaffe of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management about how falling oil prices impact production.

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All Things Considered

Obama Administration To Allow Drilling Off Southeastern Atlantic Coast

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it will allow oil companies to drill off the southeastern Atlantic Coast. The move will also restrict access along parts of Alaska's coast.

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Morning Edition

Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Renee Montagne talks to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.

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Morning Edition

Critics Worry Nuclear Reactor Deal With India Has A Dark Side

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The administration says the reactors are good for the climate, good for American industry and for strengthening ties with India. But some worry the deal also has a dark side.

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All Things Considered

Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

Monday, January 26, 2015

Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.

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All Things Considered

BP Back In Court For Final Phase Of Gulf Oil Spill Trial

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The third and final phase of the civil trial against BP opened on Tuesday. The last segment will determine the amount of fines BP will pay in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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All Things Considered

Montana Governor Declares State Of Emergency After River Oil Spill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As much as 50,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the Yellowstone River in Montana. Those who live in surrounding cities have been told not to drink tap water. In 2011, more than 60,000 gallons of oil spilled in the same river.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Should End Its Export Ban On Crude Oil, Study Says

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Center on Global Energy Policy says lifting the ban, which was put in place during the Arab oil embargoes of the 1970s, would help producers, consumers and improve U.S. security.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

Monday, January 19, 2015

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.

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