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Mo. gov says state cut energy use by 5.5 percent

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says state agencies have reduced their energy use by 5.5 percent in the two years since he ordered government to be more energy-efficient. Full story

How we will power the United States in 2035

The U.S. Energy Information Administration explains the gritty details of our energy future in an annual report, which tracks projected energy use all the way to 2035. Read on for our abbreviated look at the report's most important findings. Full story

China set for imminent shale rush

China may have more energy riches under its own soil than policy makers in the world's second-largest economy ever dared imagine. Full story

Earnings Preview: Peabody Energy's 1Q earnings

Peabody Energy Corp., the world's biggest private-sector coal company, reports first-quarter results before the market opens Tuesday. Full story

High oil prices, demand seen boosting US drillers

With energy demand and oil prices rising quickly, energy companies are looking to extract more fossil fuels here in the U.S. — a boon for companies that own the rigs needed to reach domestic oil and gas. Full story

China surpasses U.S. as top energy consumer

China has overtaken the United States as the world's largest consumer of energy, according to data from Paris-based International Energy Agency. China rejected the data. Full story

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  Waving the caution flag on big oil

Rachel Maddow shows how NASCAR's model for dealing with danger and accidents is worth applying to the oil industry. Congressman Ed Markey, chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee discusses his ideas for making the oil industry more accountable.

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