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Farms eligible for energy efficiency grants

ANNAPOLIS — State officials say grants of up to -$200,000 are available to Shore farmers looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of their farms. The Maryland Energy Administration says the program is aimed at covering up to 75 percent of ...

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Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answer

PITTSBURGH — A new Department of Energy study may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Do gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? Department spokesman Richard Hammack says a gas ...

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Dominion seeks exports of Marcellus Shale gas

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An energy company is seeking federal approval to allow exports of liquefied natural gas from the booming Appalachian drilling industry, saying that the nation’s natural gas supply is outpacing demand. Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources Inc. announced last ...

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Columbia-based W.R. Grace chosen for energy research

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Columbia-based specialty chemical company W.R. Grace & Co. to conduct one of 16 research projects nationwide aimed at improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of advanced carbon-capture systems at coal-fired power plants. ...

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Gov. O’Malley’s order bans fracking until 2014

After the General Assembly failed to pass a bill imposing a moratorium on drilling for natural gas in Western Maryland’s portion of the Marcellus Shale, Gov. Martin O’Malley imposed a de facto halt to the efforts Monday when he issued ...

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