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A simple upgrade could expand the US electricity grid

A simple upgrade could expand the US electricity grid

A straightforward solution could double the capacity of the U.S. electricity grid, enabling a more efficient transition to renewable energy.

Shannon Osaka reports for The Washington Post.

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Hydro dams are struggling to handle the world’s intensifying weather

Climate change is robbing some hydro dams of water while oversupplying others—forcing managers to employ new forecasting technology and clever strategies to capitalize on what they have.
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Converting to clean energy depends on transmission line buildout

The nation’s network of power lines needs to double or triple in the next decade if the clean energy revolution is to succeed, warn the U.S. Department of Energy, scientists, environmental groups and many policymakers.

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Official Photo by Christian Martinez, Office of Governor Glenn Youngkin.

Q&A: Dominion Energy, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and Virginia’s push toward renewables

State Senator Chap Petersen on the Commonwealth’s progress on reigning in the monopoly utility’s sway over legislation, and how Dominion may view Gov. Youngkin’s move to exit RGGI.

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‘Death stars on sinking land’: How liquefied natural gas took over the Gulf Coast

‘Death stars on sinking land’: How liquefied natural gas took over the Gulf Coast

The U.S. is now the world's top exporter of liquefied natural gas. Towns in southern Louisiana are paying the price.
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Why the high price of modernizing the U.S. power grid is worth it

The U.S.’ outdated and fragmented power grid is increasingly threatened by the effects of climate change and global warming, but estimates show that upgrading it may cost billions, even trillions, over the coming decades.

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