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Extreme weather is causing longer power outages. States and utilities can’t agree on solutions

Extreme weather is causing longer power outages. States and utilities can’t agree on solutions

State officials are reluctant to ask ratepayers to foot the bill for investments experts say are needed to fortify the grid against increasingly severe weather.
Four U.S. water stories to watch in 2021
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Four U.S. water stories to watch in 2021

The upheaval of last year will set the stage for the next 12 months.

Despite recent pledges, utilities have been slow to adopt renewable energy, study finds
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Despite recent pledges, utilities have been slow to adopt renewable energy, study finds

Just one in 10 energy suppliers globally are prioritizing renewable energy over fossil fuel development, according to a new study of 3,000 power companies published in the journal Nature Energy.

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Hurricane Laura critically damages Louisiana drinking water facilities
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Hurricane Laura critically damages Louisiana drinking water facilities

Nearly a week after the Category 4 storm, dozens of water systems are not operating, and about 20 suffered significant damage. It may be weeks before they are repaired.

Rep. Ro Khanna Of California backs public takeover of PG&E: 'For-profit does not work'
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Rep. Ro Khanna Of California backs public takeover of PG&E: 'For-profit does not work'

As the Golden State suffers blackouts and wildfires, the progressive stalwart joined Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in calling for public power.

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PG&E spent billions on lobbyists and PR instead of upgrades
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PG&E spent billions on lobbyists and PR instead of upgrades

While its infrastructure collapsed, PG&E spent billions on lobbying, PR, and dividends.
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