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Shuttered Coal Power Plants Find a Second Life

Shuttered Coal Power Plants Find a Second Life

Gita Subramony for Zondits, August 16, 2014. Image credit: James St. John The EPA’s Clean Power Plan and competition from clean energy sources will likely cause approximately 30% of U.S. coal power plants to be shuttered over the next 5 years. That’s great for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, but it has the potential to

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The Smart Grid Program in Mannheim, Germany

This German city’s smart grid lowers energy consumption and cost Digital Trends, February 20, 2015 Know how the U.S. power grid works? Anyone who remembers the 2003 blackout, when 50 million people lost power from Michigan to New York, might vaguely recall that it’s made up of three interconnections: eastern, western, and Texas. They don’t communicate perfectly with

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