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Cutting Pollution From U.S. Power Plants Cheaper Than You Think

  • Costs may fall even with significant shift to wind and solar
  • New transmission to provide `interstate highway for electrons'
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A Brief History of Global Warming

Cutting global-warming pollution in the U.S. may not be so costly after all.

A shift to wind and solar power and an expanded electric grid would allow the U.S. to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from electricity production by as much as 80 percent without raising power costs, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.