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...declines have been blamed in large part on severe winter weather.US consumer prices increase 0.1 percentWASHINGTON - Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-18/business-news
Don't stifle nuclear power

...will be nullified in the future as gas use continues to grow. In addition, although natural gas currently is a very cheap energy source, that is likely to change as world markets for liquefied natural gas develop.True, large amounts of used-nuclear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-12-20/dont-stifle-nuclear-powe
Look at our ups and downs

...scheduled to be shut down over the next two years, representing 27 gigawatts, with nothing in the pipeline to replace this cheap energy. This should cause your power bill to skyrocket.The number of Americans (and non-Americans) on food stamps is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2012-10-19/look-our-ups-and-downs
Pump prices on pace to top 2009 high

...peak for 2009, and will push $3 by spring, predicted OPIS' Tom Kloza. One of the breaks consumers got in 2009 was cheap energy. It's too soon to tell whether the rising prices are setting the trend for 2010, though Peter Beutel of Cameron...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/06/bus_562071.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...the construction of the Santee Cooper plant, arguing that the company should focus instead on finding a cleaner, cheaper energy source. Santee Cooper provides electric and water service to customers in three Lowcountry counties, but also generates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/26/met_149258.shtml
Metro
More ethanol plants feeding on trash, manure

...the greenhouse gas - which contributes to global warming - released into the environment. In addition to providing a cheap energy alternative, using methane, addresses a longtime criticism that making corn-based ethanol uses too much natural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/28/bus_114202.shtml
Business
Lack of energy saps wages

...legislation to encourage and streamline construction of more commercial nuclear power plants, a long neglected clean, cheap energy source; and to allow drilling in a tiny portion of Alaska's largely barren but oil-rich Arctic National Wildlife...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/29/edi_50209.shtml
Editorials
Smart buildings save energy

...They're poised to change the face of the construction industry in the next decade or so." Still, relatively cheap energy costs in the United States mean most building owners remain unconcerned with efficiency, said Srinivas Katipamula...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/24/liv_432200.shtml
Life & style
Moon has plenty of useful materials to exploit, scientists say

...electricity and then microwaves that could be beamed to Earth. Within a few decades, Criswell contends, such a stream of cheap energy could free people from depending on fossil and nuclear fuels and "enable everyone on Earth to be prosperous, and that's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/16/liv_401220.shtml
Life & style
Attack to erode surplus

...Already overstocked domestic oil supplies won't be effected if Iraq's oil is cut off, which he doesn't expect. Cheap energy and other commodities should keep inflation to 1.9 percent this year, slightly below the 2.3 percent rate of 1997...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/20/bus_222812.shtml
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