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New Energy Legislation Passes in Senate

The Senate passed a new energy bill late Thursday night that aims to boost the nation's use of renewable energy and promote energy efficiency. Also, guests and callers discuss the future of coal — a new report says coal will continue to be in demand, but mining it will get more difficult.

Ben Geman, senior reporter, Greenwire, Environment and Energy Daily

Corale Brierley, chair, Committee on Coal Research, Technology, and Resource Assessments to Inform Energy Policy, National Research Council; president, Brierley Consultancy

Richard Bajura, director, National Research Center for Coal and Energy, West Virginia University

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