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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Begich Ad: Drill, Baby, Drill

Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat seeking re-election, appears in a campaign ad to tout his efforts to secure oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean over bureaucratic resistance from agencies and people including “national Democrats and the White House.” “For...

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The Ford Motor Co. badges before being affixed to Ford Fiestas in Cologne, Germany.

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The Ford Motor Co. badges before being affixed to Ford Fiestas in Cologne, Germany.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 87%

Ford Motor Co.’s shares rose 87 percent since Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally took over the Dearborn, Michigan-based company about eight years ago. Ford, the second-largest U.S. automaker, will soon name Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields to succeed Mulally, Bloomberg’s...

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The Fisker Karma's solar roof, made by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., along with Asola of Germany during the Los Angeles Auto show on Nov. 29, 2012.

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The Fisker Karma's solar roof, made by Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., along with Asola of Germany during the Los Angeles Auto show on Nov. 29, 2012.

China Billionaire Profits While U.S. Taxpayers Lose With Fisker

To hear the U.S. Department of Energy tell it, extracting $25 million for a busted loan to failed electric carmaker Fisker Automotive was a coup that cut the government’s loss to a more manageable amount. Now, a sizable chunk of...

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A journalist drives a Toyota i-Road in Tokyo.

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A journalist drives a Toyota i-Road in Tokyo.

Toyota Keeping Lawmakers Happy

Tired of waiting to (finally) get your turn to question that Obama administration official at your subcommittee hearing? Bored of floor debates on bills that will never go anywhere? Toyota has a solution for you, just a few blocks away...

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A coal-fired power station in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

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A coal-fired power station in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

McKibben: Holding Fossil Fuel Stock = Betting on Global Warming

Environmental activist Bill McKibben is asking people, institutions and governments to divest holdings of fossil fuel companies in a bid to avert the worst impacts of climate change. If companies and governments produce and burn all their reserves of coal...

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

Kashkari: Climate Change Not Causing California Drought

As California grapples with water-use restrictions, worsened smog and idled farmland following the driest year on record, Neel Kashkari says climate change isn’t to blame. While the former U.S. Treasury official running for the Republican nomination in California’s gubernatorial race...

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Oil tank stands at the Hardisty tank farm, which includes the TransCanada Corp. Hardisty Terminal 1, in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada.

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Oil tank stands at the Hardisty tank farm, which includes the TransCanada Corp. Hardisty Terminal 1, in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada.

War of 1812 Invoked in Keystone Promotion of U.S.-Canadian Ties

Congressional backers of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline are pulling out the stops today, making the case that the pipeline could help the U.S. and its allies after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and sending a slew of  American veterans...

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(L-R) Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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(L-R) Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack N. Gerard, and Canada's Ambassador to the US Gary Doer during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 4, 2014, regarding the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Landrieu Embracing Gas Exports: Eight of 23 Bids Boost Louisiana

Newly installed Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Mary Landrieu, who is one of this year’s most vulnerable incumbent Democrats, is wasting no time in embracing an emerging debate on exporting natural gas. The Louisiana lawmaker today is holding...

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A photographer takes pictures next to a Google logo during a launch ceremony  in Changhua, central Taiwan.

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A photographer takes pictures next to a Google logo during a launch ceremony in Changhua, central Taiwan.

Google Aids Hometown Eshoo’s PAC

Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, who’s seeking the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee, has received a political donation from a company she knows well: Google Inc. While Google, owner of the world’s biggest search engine, donates...

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