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Something very unusual has been taking place in the U.S. electricity sector over the past three years.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 23, 2013
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The U.S. currently gets 4 percent of its electricity from wind. But what if we ramped that up to 30 percent?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 25, 2013
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Cheap natural gas has helped drive down U.S. carbon emissions in recent years. But there are signs that trend is now stalling.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Mar 22, 2013
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Green stimulus created jobs and reduced emissions, argues an Obama administration economist now back at Harvard.

After a freak storm in D.C. in June, local officials wondered why the electric utility wasn't burying more of its power lines underground. A new report looks at this strategy for cities across the country, and finds that the costs can vary wildly--often there are far better ways to prepare for blackouts.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 25, 2012
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