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Better Cables Could Halve U.S. Grid Emissions by 2030, Gates-Led Group Says

Research by Breakthrough Energy Sciences shows the target could be achieved at a cost of $1.5 trillion

California Faces More Blackouts Wednesday As Heat Wave Endures
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The U.S. could cut emissions from its electricity grid in half within the next decade through investments in renewables and transmission, according to a research team backed by Bill Gates.