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Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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  • Oct 28, 2021
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The infrastructure bill is inching closer to approval and while it is being stripped down in myriad ways, many aspects around grid reliability, cybersecurity and looking more into how carbon capture, nuclear and hydrogen technologies and battery storage might help us reach our carbon goals.

However, one of the most surprising pieces of this op-ed by Joy Ditto of the American Public Power Association is that public power utilities only support 49 million Americans, a little over 10% of the population.  Why has public power been unable to expand? I'd be curious to see how more or less attractive the idea of public power becomes as we head into a decade where carbon goals become more critical. (Insert debate over private enterprise vs public sector). 

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