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Rick Perry: U.S. is ‘the Saudi Arabia of coal’

WASHINGTON — Fading Republican 2012 candidate Rick Perry pledged Friday to unleash a new economic boom by throwing open land and seas to oil drilling and tapping America’s status as the “Saudi Arabia of coal.” The Texas governor tried to revive his presidential campaign with the first of a series…

Podesta joins biotech firm with patent promising liquid fuels from solar energy

An upstart firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts said Tuesday that a high-ranking official from both the Clinton and Obama administrations would be joining their board of directors, helping them further a project that may hold the key to saving industrialized society from a long-predicted energy crunch. The company, Joule Unlimited, was…