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Your home’s cleaner, better heating system comes with one major cost: a rising threat of blackouts

American energy needs are changing. So far, the US power grid has been able to keep you warm.
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Africa’s biggest oil refinery begins production in Nigeria with the aim of reducing need for imports

Africa’s biggest oil refinery has begun production in Nigeria after a yearslong wait. The $19 billion Dangote Petroleum Refinery facility has a capacity to produce 650,000 barrels a day and has started to produce diesel and aviation fuel, the company reported Saturday.
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Puerto Rico is using residents’ home batteries to back up its grid

The yearlong pilot could be the first step in creating a residential-storage virtual power plant larger than any in North America.
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Power grid again on the brink heading into winter, regulator warns

A regulator warns that much of the country faces elevated threat of outages in the event of storms or prolonged cold snaps.
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How your child's school bus might prevent blackouts

When not driving around, electric buses and other vehicles could help utilities by storing their solar and wind energy and releasing it to meet surges in demand.
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4 questions answered about Texas' grid crisis

The state is scrambling to line up winter power as a ballot initiative in Tuesday's election may lead to more gas plants.
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Energy Dept. pours billions into electric grids but warns it's not enough

America’s electric grids may need to expand by two-thirds by 2035 to handle future growth in clean energy, the agency said. The nation isn’t on track.
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