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Flanked by bargain-priced displays of women's wear and patio lighting, President Barack Obama came to a Wal-Mart store in Silicon Valley on Friday to praise new steps by businesses and communities to deploy solar energy, showcasing efforts to combat climate change that don't rely on a disinclined Congress. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Obama Praises Solar Energy In Speech At Wal-Mart

Flanked by bargain-priced displays of women’s wear and patio lighting, President Barack Obama came to a Wal-Mart store in Silicon Valley on Friday to praise new steps by businesses and communities to deploy solar energy, showcasing efforts to combat climate change that don’t rely on a disinclined Congress.

05/09/2014

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not More Effective Than Gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

04/20/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that energy cooperation would be a crucial part of a free trade deal with the EU that, if reached, would allow the 28-nation bloc to become less dependent on Russia. GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Urges EU-US Energy Cooperation To Reduce Russia’s Role

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that energy cooperation would be a crucial part of a free trade deal with the EU that, if reached, would allow the 28-nation bloc to become less dependent on Russia.

03/26/2014

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How To Save Energy At Work

Don’t let the excuse of not being at home cause you to make less eco-friendly decisions. Here are some things you can do at work to ensure you keep up your earth-friendly habits.

12/12/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Tell Feds To Boost Renewable Electricity

President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple to 20 percent its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.

12/04/2013

File photo of  U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Energy Loses $139M On Loan To Electric Car Maker

The Obama administration said Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.

11/22/2013

File photo of a wind turbine. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Wind Farms Killed 67 Eagles In 5 Years

Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.

09/11/2013

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Dominion Virginia Power Updates Energy Plan

Dominion Virginia Power has submitted an updated long-range energy plan to state regulators that proposes a heavy reliance on natural gas, but also includes large-scale solar power generation and wind power.

08/30/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Obama Making Plans To Tackle Global Warming

President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second term. “We know we have to do more — and we will do more,” Obama said Wednesday in Berlin.

06/19/2013

The Solar Impulse project aims to fly an aircraft around the world using only solar energy.  (credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: Solar Plane to Help Energy Use on Ground

The nation’s energy secretary says a solar-powered plane that landed outside Washington early Sunday will one day offer a payoff for people on the ground.

06/17/2013

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