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As another winter storm strains the electric grid, it’s time to fix transmission, experts say

Federal regulators and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation announced they will investigate the power system’s performance.
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Is a green future worth spoiling the Appalachian Trail?

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How PG&E ignored California fire risks in favor of profits
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How PG&E ignored California fire risks in favor of profits

Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest utility, has been responsible for wildfires in recent years that destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres. Several proved deadly.
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