Jeff Brady Jeff Brady is an NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
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The Environmental Protection Agency's final version of its Affordable Clean Energy rule is supported by the coal industry, but it's not clear that it will be enough to stop more coal-fired power plants from closing. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open

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Denise Brinley is executive director at the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Energy. The state produces "playbooks" to highlight ways old coal power plant sites could be redeveloped. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites

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Entering the control room at Three Mile Island Unit 1 is like stepping back in time. Except for a few digital screens and new counters, much of the equipment is original to 1974, when the plant began generating electricity. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Artist rendering of NuScale Power's nuclear power plant design, which would use small modular reactors. NuScale Power hide caption

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This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

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Once it is safe to remove the spent fuel from the pool, it's stored outside in metal casks. They are lined up on a concrete base, behind razor wire and against a hillside near the power plant. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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As Nuclear Waste Piles Up, Private Companies Pitch New Ways To Store It

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Voters In The Swing State Of Pennsylvania React To Mueller Report

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LED lightbulbs have replaced many incandescent ones. Now, the Trump administration wants to reverse an Obama-era rule designed to make a wide array of other lightbulbs more efficient. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Dims Rule On Energy Efficient Lightbulbs

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Mueller's Investigation Is Over, And President Trump's Supporters Are Relieved

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Students Around The World Skip School To Call For More Action To Address Climate Change

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Hundreds of schoolchildren take part in a climate protest in Hong Kong Friday. So-called 'school strikes' were planned in more than 100 countries and territories, including the U.S., to protest governments' failure to act against global warming. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Skipping School Around The World To Push For Action On Climate Change

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John Ord of Susquehanna, Pa., loads 40-pound bags of anthracite coal into his car. He's among the fewer than 130,000 households left in the United States that burn coal to heat their homes. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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For The Few Who Heat Homes With Coal, It's Still King

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The Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, Pa., is one of many places across the U.S. where the foams once used in firefighting training contained harmful chemicals known as PFAS. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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President Trump is pressuring the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a coal-fired power plant at its Paradise Fossil Plant in Kentucky. Dylan Lovan/AP hide caption

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Environmental activists occupy the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi this past December. They plan more sit-ins to push for support of a sweeping resolution to address climate change. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm

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