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Average Household Spent $2,912 for Gasoline in 2012

The Energy Department’s statistical arm reported Monday that the average household spent $2,912 for gasoline in 2012, which makes up almost 4 percent of pre-tax income, tying 2008 for the highest percentage in roughly 30 years. Pump prices took center … Continue reading

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Algae in Our Cars’ Gas Tanks Next?

One year after President Obama was mocked for including algae in his “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, his Energy Department is pressing ahead with efforts to turn algae into fuel. On Thursday, the department announced “up to $10 million to help unlock … Continue reading

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Dems: No Spending Cuts to Clean Energy Programs

Democrats are digging in against cuts to clean-energy research as lawmakers again face a deadline to replace billions of dollars in spending reductions from sequestration. The “fiscal cliff” deal that lawmakers struck this week delayed the sequestered budget cuts until … Continue reading

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