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Romney energy plan: More drilling, fewer rules. What could go wrong?

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Thu, 08/23/2012 (All day)
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Imagine a world where the U.S. can produce most of its own energy and no longer rely on the Middle East and elsewhere for oil. You may say Mitt Romney is a dreamer, but he hopes he's not the only one.

The Republican presidential candidate has unveiled a plan that he says will bring about energy independence by 2020. You heard that right: total energy independence in just a few short years.

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Troubles at a 1960s-Era Nuclear Plant in California May Hint at the Future

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Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:15pm

SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH, Calif. — More than seven million people live within 50 miles of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which is about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. But for decades, residents here largely accepted, if not exactly embraced, the hulking nuclear plant perched on the cliffs above this popular surfing beach as a necessary part of keeping the lights on in a state that uses more electricity than all of Argentina.

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This Summer, Electric Cars Are Merging Into California’s Traffic

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Sun, 07/01/2012 - 8:01am

IT doesn’t sound as sexy as the 1967 Summer of Love, but for Californians with a passion for plug-ins, the warm months of 2012 are turning into the season of the electric car.

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Solar Boom Heads to Japan Creating $9.6 Billion Market: Energy

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Mon, 06/18/2012 - 9:21am

Japan is poised to overtake Germany and Italy to become the world’s second-biggest market for solar power as incentives starting July 1 drive sales for equipment makers from Yingli Green Energy Holdings Co. to Kyocera Corp. (6971)

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Energy Etch A Sketch

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Sun, 06/17/2012 - 10:17am

As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney endorsed an aggressive program to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, pushed to close old coal-fired power plants and embraced wind and solar power. Then came his bids for the Republican presidential nomination, first in 2008 and now in 2012. On climate change as on other issues, he has transformed himself, bit by reactionary bit.

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