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How Playing Whack-a-Mole With Dirty Power Can Help the World Reach Net Zero

Understanding the real-time mix of power sources in electricity grids could be a win-win for companies and the planet.

Transmission towers in Sydney, Australia, June 20, 2022. 

Transmission towers in Sydney, Australia, June 20, 2022. 

Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

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