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Exelon 1Q profit fall on hedging loss, tax change

Nuclear power plant operator Exelon Corp. reported an 11 percent decline in first-quarter earnings Wednesday on losses due to hedging transactions, a charge related to deferred taxes and the cost of retiring some fossil fuel power generators. Full story

Bill sets goals for fossil fuel reduction in Maine

A bill setting ambitious goals for reducing the use of fossil fuels in Maine has won the support of a legislative committee. Full story

How prepared are Calif. nuke plants?

   How prepared are California's nuclear plants should a large earthquake happen? What does the tragedy happening at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi plant mean for a global 'nuclear renaissance' over fossil fuels? Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Reuters' Chrystia Freeland join Morning Joe to discuss.

Mideast unrest shows need for alternative fuels: Navy Secretary

Oil price rises spurred by spreading unrest in the Middle East underscore why the U.S. military should reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, said U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. Full story

Lawmakers blast Obama's energy budget

Energy Secretary Steven Chu came under fire from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday for his department's plan to seek a sharp rise in funding for clean-energy projects while paring research on fossil fuels. Full story

2010 May See Record Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The world's discharge of carbon dioxide, a major contributor to global warming, could reach record highs this year, according to a new study. Full story

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  Deadly day for fossil fuels

Rachel Maddow rounds up a series of fossil fuel disasters ranging from West Virginia to Texas, including the revelation that a BP released massive amounts of toxic pollution from a Texas refinery for 40 straight days.

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