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A research associate displays petri dishes with algae being cultivated for biofuel research at the Sapphire Energy Inc. facility in San Diego, California.

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A research associate displays petri dishes with algae being cultivated for biofuel research at the Sapphire Energy Inc. facility in San Diego, California.

Renewable Fuels Confronting Shortfalls in Congress

When it passed Congress in 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard was championed by farmers, green groups and U.S. lawmakers for ushering in a brave new world of domestic fuels made from everything from trash to microorganisms. Six years on, that’s...

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Workers lay the pipes for a gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia.

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Workers lay the pipes for a gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia.

Wyden Seeks the Whole Truth on Natural Gas

So many positive attributes have been ascribed to natural gas it’s a wonder that it hasn’t been touted as a cure for wrinkles and belly fat. The U.S. gas bonanza will revive domestic manufacturing, lower carbon emissions, weaken OPEC, reduce...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Nov. 28, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington on Nov. 28, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Cabinet Filling

President Obama fills out his second-term Cabinet today by selecting Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department and Gina McCarthy to run the Environmental Protection Agency. He’ll also tap Sylvia Mathews Burwell, president of the Wal-Mart Foundation, to head the...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Legacy-Conscious Obama Sure to Act on Deficit: Silicon Valley’s Musk

Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who splits his time between running the electric car-making Tesla Motors Inc. and rocket-making Space Exploration Technologies Corp., sees “good economic times ahead” for the U.S. His Tesla, which received $465 million in federal...

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup shallow-water drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico.

Adelson Finds Another Avenue for Anti-Obama Campaign Spending

Casino executive Sheldon Adelson, a $5 million contributor to Restore Our Future, the super-political action committee backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and a $30,800 donor to the Republican National Committee, which also supports Romney, has found another table to...

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney listens as President Barack Obama answers a question during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney listens as President Barack Obama answers a question during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York.

Obama: `Not True’ — Romney: `It’s Absolutely True’

“This has not been Mr. Oil, or Mr. Coal or Mr. Gas,” Republican Mitt Romney said of President Barack Obama. The Republican nominee for president, at the second of three debates with Obama, promised a policy of encouraging “more drilling,...

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Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos reacts to a touchdown in front of Peyton Manning #18 to trail the San Diego Chargers 24-21 during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California.  The Broncos won 35-24.

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Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos reacts to a touchdown in front of Peyton Manning #18 to trail the San Diego Chargers 24-21 during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Broncos won 35-24.

Washington Daybook: Comebacks

Epic comebacks are becoming old hat. Last week, the San Francisco Giants baseball club lost two games at home before winning three on the road to take a playoff series against the Cincinnati Reds. On Friday, The St. Louis Cardinals...

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The Energy Information Administration said today households that use heating oil to fend off winter’s chill can expect to pay record amounts for the fuel.

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The Energy Information Administration said today households that use heating oil to fend off winter’s chill can expect to pay record amounts for the fuel.

Heating Costs Rise — Thermometer Holding Past Nov. 6?

As gasoline prices remain stubbornly high even after the summer driving season, consumers in some states are facing another hit to their pocketbooks: Higher home heating costs. The Energy Information Administration, which tracks and analyzes energy data for the U.S.,...

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