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The question that haunts climate advocates

The economics of renewable energy drive the cost and feasibility of climate policy - and they have dramatically shifted for the better. But the Democratic Party still faces the same coalition issues that doomed its effort more than a decade ago.

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California report on blackouts blames climate change and planning

Grid managers ordered rolling blackouts across the state during a heat wave in August for the first time in two decades.
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Brouillette: Trump grid order won't disrupt new clean energy projects

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Indigenous group wins unprecedented right of reply to Bolsonaro’s racist invective

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Electric cars will challenge many power grids

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Claims by PG&E wildfire victims reach 80,000

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PG&E power outage: Alone in the dark

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PG&E’s power shutoffs can’t save California from wildfire hell

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How the U.S. power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind

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Vermont PUC hearing on Canadian power deal greeted by climate protest

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Revenge of the power grid

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