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Transition to green energy puts U.S. at risk for power outages as summer heats up

Central Maine Power utility lines are seen on Oct. 6, 2021, in Pownal, Maine. It’s one of President Joe Biden’s thorniest challenges as he pursues ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. If he can't streamline the permitting process for power plants, transmission lines and other projects, the country is unlikely to have the infrastructure needed for a future powered by carbon-free electricity. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
- The Washington Times

Motionless windmills, solar plant glitches, shuttered coal plants and low water levels create a recipe for widespread power outages this summer, the country’s leading watchdog on power grid reliability warns.

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