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Pepco, DDOT Approved to Begin Moving Power Lines Underground Across D.C.

Pepco and the D.C. Department of Transportation have been given the go-ahead to start phase one of a 10-year plan to move power lines across the city underground.


Feds: US Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist Attack (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Lockheed Martin Claims Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Technology

The defense contractor promises nuclear fusion generators would be much smaller, about the size of a semi-truck.


The Sellafield Nuclear Power Station is the largest nuclear plant in Europe. (Getty Images)

U.K. Nuclear Plant Reports Elevated Radiation

Officials stress there is no danger to the public.


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Home Electricity Use in U.S. Falling to 2001 Levels

The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher.


The U.S. is sending two top negotiators to Geneva for direct talks with Iranian officials over Tehran's nuclear program. (Photo by Getty Images)

Report: Iran Needs More Nuclear Power Plants

A report by Iran’s official news agency quotes the country’s nuclear chief saying the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants, just after it struck a deal regarding its contested nuclear program with world powers.


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Dominion to Lower Fuel Charge for Va. Customers

Virginia regulators have approved a request from Dominion Virginia Power to lower what it charges customers to recover its fuel costs early.


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Quick Response to Power Loss Attributed to Lessons Learned

When Sandy first came on the radar last week, power companies had ample time to assemble emergency response crews.


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Dominion: Hurricane Sandy Could Leave 1 Million In The Dark

Dominion Virginia Power estimates up to 1 million customers could lose power over the next few days as Hurricane Sandy barrels by Virginia.


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Power Outages Could Last Most Of The Week

From North Carolina to New Jersey, nearly 1.8 million people still without electricity were asking the same question Monday evening: Why will it take so long to get the lights back on?