Energy explained: Where does it come from and how much do we use?

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Our energy use - in the U.S. and worldwide - has changed in the past 15 years.

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What's next for energy research under new administration?

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Presidents do have considerable sway when it comes to directing federal research priorities. George W. Bush directed research money away from renewables for the Freedom Car.

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Coal country anticipates 2017

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Statements by Donald Trump give hope to communities affected by 8-year decline in coal market.

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The Collapse of Coal: A Video Documentary

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Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front teamed up to look at how the American coal industry is dealing with the latest crisis.

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Residents and workers in US coal country hope for change when Donald Trump takes office

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The Clean Power Plan is meant to move the nation away from burning coal, adding to air pollution and greenhouse gases. His supporters hope Trump will overturn the regulation. But then there's the shrinking demand for coal, in a market with cheap natural gas.

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Our Food Processed Future: The Rising Energy Costs Of Convenience

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To learn how energy inputs into homemade and processed foods stack up, I baked a Mile High Apple pie with Chef Kathy Guler.

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Feasting On Fuel: Renewables On America’s Farms

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As part of our series Feasting On Fuel, Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media looks at farmers who are turning to renewables to lessen their reliance on fossil fuels.

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In A Race To Represent Coal Country, Two Visions For The Future

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What to do about coal jobs has been a major theme this election season, with each side pointing fingers at the other, from the presidential debate stage to local town halls. On Colorado’s western slope, two candidates running for Congress are divided on the issue and are nearly matched in campaign contributions as election day approaches.

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Watch the Documentary ‘Feasting on Fuel’

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How much energy did it take to make your dinner? Our food takes a lot of fossil fuel to produce. From the field to grocery stores and your kitchen, our food system demands more electricity each year. Inside Energy and Harvest Public Media teamed up to look at where that energy goes and how some are trying to curb the industry’s appetite for electricity.

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Trump Promised Big On Coal. Can He Deliver?

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Coal country is celebrating Donald Trump’s election victory. Support for Trump was strong from Appalachia to Wyoming, and people have high hopes he can reverse coal’s recent downturn. But can he?

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Clean Coal: Fact Or Fiction?

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During the second Presidential debate, Donald Trump responded to a question about energy policy by saying, “There is a thing called clean coal. Coal will last for a thousand years in this country.” An Inside Energy follower named David asked us, “#CleanCoal: True or false prophecy?” We try to answer that question.

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A Watched Pot: What Is The Most Energy Efficient Way To Boil Water?

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What is the most energy efficient way to boil water? And which method has the smallest carbon footprint? The familiar act of boiling water lets us examine how the choices we make daily roll up to global energy consumption.

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Making Energy From Waste: The Other Natural Gas

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It takes a lot of energy to produce the food we eat, but technologies are improving to give some of that energy back to us after we’re finished with it.

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Feasting On Fuel: A Video Explainer

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This Thanksgiving our holiday feast will contain 4500 calories. Those calories are just a measure of energy, and that food was produced using fossil fuels. In this video, Inside Energy’s Dan Boyce explains how fossil fuels are, in fact, your food.

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No More Blackouts: How New York Is Protecting The Power Grid

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With power outages on the rise, and more extreme weather events, the U.S. electrical grid is showing its age and vulnerability. New York state is pushing to upgrade its grid and one project is a statewide competition to develop community microgrids.

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Election 2016

Election 2016

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