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Houston energy analyst killed in Alaska avalanche

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GenOn Energy’s Chris Lackey, 39, was among two guided groups buried by ice and snow while camping near Alaska’s Mount McKinley. The cascade threw climbers from their tents around 1 a.m. Thursday.
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Obama reiterates call to scrap $4B in tax breaks for oil companies

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In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president said the U.S. shouldn’t be granting tax breaks to oil companies at a time when they are reaping tens of billions of dollars in profit and gasoline prices have risen above $4 per gallon in much of the nation.
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Nova Scotia Hot Tub Dealer, Olympic Pools and Spas, Featured for Space Saving Backyard Design

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Nova Scotia Hot Tub Dealer, Olympic Pools and Spas, Featured for Space Saving Backyard Design
Olympic Pools and Spas overcomes space limitations at local home to create a family’s dream backyard
Salt Lake City, UT & Sydney, NS (PRWEB) April 29, 201…
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First Wind, Algonquin and Emera announce partnership involving First Wind’s Northeast projects

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BOSTON, MA, OAKVILLE, ON and HALIFAX, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – First Wind Holdings, LLC (First Wind), (TSX – AQN): Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. (Algonquin) and (TSX – EMA) Emera Inc. (Emera) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly construct
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Packing Goodness with Bento Lunch Box- A Hit Last Month!

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HONG KONG, April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — DinoDirect, known for doling out a host of great utility products in theonline shoppingworld, has done it again. It has come up with a great and trendy way of packing lunches to schools, offices and other workplaces, making even the most bor
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The price beyond the pump

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Rising gasoline prices are tied to rising crude oil prices, of course, but this time there’s a disturbing difference, Loren Steffy writes. Gasoline prices are rising much more rapidly than in the past, but while drivers may grumble at the higher prices, Americans aren’t changing their driving habits.

Chevron’s quarterly profit is close to a record

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SAN FRANCISCO — Chevron Corp. on Friday reported the second-highest quarterly profit in the company’s 131-year history, earning $6.2 billion as oil prices rose to heights not seen since the start of the recent recession.
Indeed, for most of the big i…
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Crud on hardware may cut power amid drought

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The state’s electric grid operator on Friday urged transmission and distribution companies to examine equipment for drought-related residue of the type that interrupted power to Texas City refineries and some parts of Galveston this week.
The Electric …
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Solar providers’ panel lease offer woos Texas homeowners

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Though Houston is plenty hot, the solar industry has struggled to break into the local homeowner market. Renewable energy advocates hope new leasing and energy buyback programs from retail electric companies will help spur more homeowners to go solar.
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Feds’ oil price probe kicks off next week

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Attorney General Eric Holder next week will convene the first meeting of government investigators examining whether oil and gasoline prices are being driven higher by illegal manipulation.
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