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As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges

In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.

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Emma Foehringer Merchant

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges

In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges
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Will Illinois finally manage to pass this massive clean energy bill?

A dispute over the future of fossil fuel power plants has tripped up a bill that would save solar and nuclear power and support energy workers and environmental justice.

Will Illinois finally manage to pass this massive clean energy bill?
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Newsletter: Clean energy makeovers for distressed coal plants

This week we saw two new approaches from a group that's been quiet in the post-coal planning conversation: coal plant owners themselves.

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Julian Spector

G2 Venture Partners will invest $500M in companies cleaning up legacy industries

Buoyed by some initial exits, G2 now has even more money to work with.

G2 Venture Partners will invest $500M in companies cleaning up legacy industries
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Eric Wesoff

Bill Gates wants to build advanced nuclear at an old Wyoming coal plant. It’s a long shot

Gates’ TerraPower plans to have a fast reactor up and running later this decade, but the headwinds are against it.

Bill Gates wants to build advanced nuclear at an old Wyoming coal plant. It’s a long shot
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Eric Wesoff

Charging Up: Vestas North America gets a new president and more women’s career moves in cleantech

A former FERC chair takes a new perch, hydrogen experts land at Lifte H2 and Hydra Energy, and women assume new leadership roles at CarbonQuest, Smart Wires, WeaveGrid and Arcadia.

Charging Up: Vestas North America gets a new president and more women’s career moves in cleantech