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Environmental


The POWER Interview: Benefits of a Smarter Grid
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The smart grid is transforming the way utilities communicate with their customers. Smart grid technology, including control systems and automation that help new technologies work together, supports a power grid…


Environmental Concerns Dominate Global Risks List
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For the first time in the 15-year history of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, environmental perils filled the top five positions on the list of long-term risks in…


Feds Back Construction of Largest U.S. Solar Farm
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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Dec. 30 released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Gemini solar project, a planned 7,100-acre installation outside Las Vegas, Nevada,…


Duke Energy, American Electric Power Separately Seeking to Go Net-Zero Carbon by 2050

Two formidable U.S. coal power generators this week separately revised their carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. Duke Energy announced it would achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. American Electric Power…


Power Companies Refute Findings of Widespread Coal Plant Groundwater Contamination

An estimated 91% of U.S. coal power plants that submitted groundwater monitoring data as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2015 Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule have unsafe levels…