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In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How.

In a Twist, Old Coal Plants Help Deliver Renewable Power. Here’s How.

Across the country, aging and defunct coal-burning power plants are getting new lives as solar, battery and other renewable energy projects, partly because they have a decades-old feature that has become increasingly valuable: They are already wired into the power grid. The miles of high-tension wires and towers often needed to connect power plants to …

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‘Things are going to break’: Texas power plants are running nonstop

‘Things are going to break’: Texas power plants are running nonstop

(Bloomberg) — As searing Texas heat drives power demand to record highs, the state’s grid operator is ordering plants to run at a historic pace, often forcing them to put off maintenance to keep cranking out electricity. That’s helped keep the lights on, for now, but the short-term focus is putting even more stress on …

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Walmart Pulls Chaokoh Coconut Milk After PETA Alleges Forced Monkey Labor

Walmart Pulls Chaokoh Coconut Milk After PETA Alleges Forced Monkey Labor

Photo: Chris Hondros (Getty Images) You remember in Disney’s Moana, when the people of Motunui wax lyrical about the benefits of the coconut, how they use “each part of the coconut, it’s all you need.” It’s a real jaunty tune. Now imagine that same song but it takes place on a Thai coconut plantation, where …

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