We've just sworn in our newest energy secretary, the Department of Energy has awarded another LNG export approval, and Goldman Sachs is plowing big money into solar power. It's easy to lose track of the details of some smaller stories that remain important to investors with headline grabbing events like that to compete with. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy looks at a couple of smaller stories that investors might want to investigate more thoroughly.

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Fool contributors Aimee Duffy and Tyler Crowe have no position in any stocks mentioned. For more energy information, follow them on Twitter, @TMFDuffy and @TylerCroweFool. The Motley Fool recommends Chevron and Kinder Morgan and owns shares of Kinder Morgan. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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