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CRAWFORD: Exports and ethanol impact gasoline prices

ith U.S. oil production soaring and demand for gasoline falling, why are pump prices rising, consumers, small businesses, and local governments want to know. Yesterday, OPEC was the culprit behind rising fuel prices by limiting the supply of crude oil in the face of growing world demand. Today, the U.S. has nearly weaned itself from OPEC oil as domestic production ...

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McCULLOUGH: President Obama makes good call for DOE Secretary

America is blessed with abundant energy resources, a strong energy infrastructure and people skilled to deliver affordable, reliable energy. To lead our nation to great energy security, President Obama has nominated a man of deep qualification, seasoned experience and proven leadership ability. Ernest J. Moniz graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in physics from Boston College. He earned ...

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Advance Mississippi supports guarantees

JACKSON — The Department of Energy’s recently-announced loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors has its backers, including Advance Mississippi. Advance Mississippi chairman Glenn McCullough Jr. released the following statement: “Advance Mississippi commends the U.S. Department of Energy for its loan guarantee program for new nuclear power generation. Nuclear energy is an important component of our nation’s energy strategy, and this ...

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Budget calls for TVA to produce more bomb-making tritium

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Plans for the Tennessee Valley Authority to possibly increase production of bomb-making tritium to a second nuclear plant are included in the U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed budget. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the White House budget for 2011 includes funds for TVA to produce tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, at its Sequoyah Nuclear ...

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Utilities pursuing stimulus funding

  Last April, Vice President Joe Biden and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke detailed plans by the Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), to distribute more than $3.3 billion in smart grid technology development grants and an additional $615 million for smart grid storage, monitoring and technology viability. The DOE’s Office of Electricity ...

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