California To Close State's Last Nuclear Power Plant

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One of the sites for the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve lies within salt caverns 2,000 feet below the ground near Freeport, Texas. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Low Oil Prices Fuel Reconsideration Of Petroleum Reserves

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The Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, takes off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, starting a four-day journey to Southern Spain. Jean Revillard/AP hide caption

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Tommy Chreene with his horse, Lady, at home in Meaux, La. Chreene spent 26 years working on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. While working on the Ursa project, he was part of a program designed to get the workers to open up emotionally with one another. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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On some sunny, spring days, California has more electricity than it can use, like from this solar farm in Fresno. Terry O'Rourke/NREL hide caption

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Who's In Charge? Getting Western States To Agree On Sharing Renewable Energy

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A contractor prepares to cut off the top of a coal bed methane well near Gillette, Wyo., in 2015. It's one of thousands of abandoned, plugged wells sprinkled throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Stephanie Joyce/Wyoming Public Media hide caption

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Danger Below? New Properties Hide Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz takes part in a press conference at the end of the 2015 meeting of the International Energy Agency Governing Board on Nov. 18, 2015 in Paris. ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Says Government Can Help Clean Energy Innovation

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Platform Check: How Trump's Energy Plan Stacks Up To The Democrats

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Solar Impulse 2, the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and Ande Borschberg, in preparation for the take off from Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma on Saturday. Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Oil Company Faces Criminal Charges Over Southern California Spill

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A rally, march and mass civil disobedience to stop oil trains in the Port of Albany was held on Saturday by more than 1,500 people from Albany, N.Y., and from as far as Maine, Quebec and central Pennsylvania. Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Army Corps Of Engineers Blocks Pacific Northwest Coal Terminal

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In The Midst Of A Downturn, Some In Oil Industry Are Prepping For A Bounce

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"I have come around to a very optimistic view that we are winning and ... we will ultimately prevail" – Al Gore Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Should We Feel Optimistic ... About Climate Change?

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"Optimism blended with courage to face the changes now necessary is just a mature and healthy way of approaching the future." – Al Gore Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Are There Reasons To Be Optimistic About Climate Change?

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Students from Fort McMurray Composite High School are released early as wildfire burns nearby in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on Tuesday. An uncontrolled wildfire burning near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, the heart of Canada's oil sands region, has forced the evacuation of nearly all the city's 80,000 residents, local authorities said on Tuesday. Courtesy Kangeun Lee via Reuters hide caption

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