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A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy

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All He's Ever Wanted Is To Mine Coal. How Long Can He Chase His Dream?

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Plan For New England Powerline From Canada Drawing Criticism

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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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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

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More Than Half Of The Nation's Nuclear Power Plants Are At Risk Of Closing

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This App Could Make Roads In Uganda Safer

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Oil operations like this one on Alaska's North Slope are designed for freezing conditions. But as the permafrost thaws, companies are creating new products to help the industry cope. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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Oil Industry Copes With Climate Impacts As Permafrost Thaws

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Coal stockpiled at a power plant. A draft plan circulating in Washington would require power grid operators to buy electricity from struggling coal plants over the next two years to prevent them from shutting down. Reid Frazier/Allegheny Front hide caption

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announcing his decision in April to scrap Obama administration fuel economy standards. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Nothing Certain In Search For 'Regulatory Certainty' At EPA

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California To Require All New Homes To Have Solar Panels Starting In 2020

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President Trump speaking at the "Unleashing American Energy" event at the Department of Energy in June 2017. Trump said he wants to reorient toward "American energy dominance." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Luminalt solar installers Pam Quan (right) and Walter Morales (left) install solar panels on a roof in San Francisco on Wednesday. The California Energy Commission approved a regulation that would require all new homes in the state to have solar panels. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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West Delta 105 E is an oil-producing platform located a dozen miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico. A 2014 explosion on the lower deck killed Jerrel "Bubba" Hancock. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hide caption

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8 Years After Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Is Another Disaster Waiting To Happen?

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In the control room of PJM Interconnection, employees monitor a power grid that stretches across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. PJM Interconnection hide caption

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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

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