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Vermont takes symbolic stand with first fracking ban

If the much-hyped dream of U.S. energy independence must involve hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) to extract natural gas from shale deposits deep underneath the surface of the earth, the State of Vermont wants no part of it. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law May 16 banning fracking, a practice that involves injecting water, sand and chemicals deep ...

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Entergy expecting 1Q loss

NEW ORLEANS — Utility holding company Entergy Corp. said Thursday that it expects to post a first-quarter loss because of a financial impairment one of its nuclear plants and expenses from its proposed spinoff of its electric transmission business. The company also lowered its profit guidance for 2012 because of the non-cash write-off and warm winter weather. Entergy said Thursday ...

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Feds assess sites for renewable energy potential

Determining the potential of former landfills, brownfields and Superfund sites around the country to host solar panels and other renewable energy projects is the focus of a new assessment federal researchers announced Friday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado plan to spend the next year to 18 months assessing 26 sites. The sites ...

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