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‘Energy independence’ on the outs

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Forget “energy independence.” Now the new catchphrase in the nation’s capital is “energy security.”
A sign marks the entrance of the secluded Exxon Mobil corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP file photo/LM Otero)

Exxon Mobil veep: ‘It’s not easy being us’

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Apparently, it’s lonely at the top. “It’s not easy being us,” said Exxon Mobil’s top lobbyist today after he was asked about a critical ad campaign and a push to strip universities of their fossil fuel investments.
A natural gas drilling site in the Barnett Shale. (AP file photo/Donna McWilliam)

Exxon Mobil predicts surge in electricity from nuclear & natural gas at the expense of coal

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Natural gas and nuclear power could help meet a surging demand for electricity across the globe over the next three decades as growing environmental concerns and costs start to price coal out of the market, Exxon Mobil predicted today.