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Opinion: Rethinking utility incentives is key to meeting rising US electricity demands

Opinion: Rethinking utility incentives is key to meeting rising US electricity demands

As electricity demand spikes, a shift from traditional fossil fuel plants to renewable energy sources is critical to avoid compromising U.S. climate objectives.

Jonathan Mingle writes for The New York Times.

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Energy storage surge reshapes US electricity landscape

Energy storage surge reshapes US electricity landscape

Giant batteries are increasingly used to deliver solar power into the evening and stabilize electricity grids across the U.S., showcasing significant technology growth.

Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich report for The New York Times.

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Winnipeg transit's golden age was electric — its future will be too

As the world looks to reduce carbon pollution, cities like Winnipeg are coming full circle in a return to electric transit.

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US grid stability threatened by aging infrastructure and climate change

The U.S. faces increasing blackout risks due to aging power grids, extreme weather and a transition to cleaner energy sources, warns North American Electric Reliability Corp.

Peter Behr reports for E&E News.

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This company was ordered to spend $2 billion on EV chargers. Many of them don’t work

After “Dieselgate,” Volkswagen created an EV charging company to make amends. Does it matter that its chargers are faulty?
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How giving trucks an electric boost can help cut mining pollution in Minnesota

U.S. Steel and Minnesota Power have applied for a U.S. Department of Energy grant in hopes of kickstarting a project that seeks to test a system to partially power mining trucks with electricity.

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Inside Biden's race to connect renewables to the grid

When John Podesta arrived at the White House last year to speed up President Joe Biden’s clean energy agenda, the nation’s aging electric grid topped his priority list.

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