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Va. Projects Get Funding to Boost Solar Power Deployment

RICHMOND, Va. — The Energy Department is providing funding for two Virginia-based projects aimed at boosting the deployment of solar power.

Officials say the state projects are two of 15 across the country sharing more than $14 million to help communities develop plans to install solar electricity in homes, businesses, and communities. 99 more words

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Energy Department creates job strategy council to support job growth in US

The Energy Department announced Friday the creation of a Jobs Strategy Council to support job growth for U.S.-based clean energy positions. Additionally, the council will focus on implementing President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan, an initiative announced by the White House in June 2013 to cut U.S. 412 more words

Richland Lab Supports Nearly 7,000 Jobs

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland supported more than $1.3 billion in spending and 6,800 jobs in the Washington state economy last year, according to a study prepared by lab economists and released Thursday. 258 more words

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Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

The Energy Department again slashed its prediction for next year’s average price of gasoline across the U.S., this time to $2.60 a gallon. That would be 23% below this year’s projected average and the lowest full-year average since 2009. 9 more words