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Wyoming school is training students for a new energy future

Apr 4, 2023
A power plant in the offing will need trained workers to build and operate it. A local college has the first power-line program in the state.
A student practices using his harness and spiked shoes to climb a power pole. The Western Wyoming Community College program sets up graduates to get apprenticeships to eventually become journeyman electricians.
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California wants more utilities to bury electrical lines

Sep 15, 2022
A bill awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom's signature would expedite permitting.
The Fairview Fire burns behind power lines near Hemet, California on Sept. 6, 2022.
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Why not bury all our power lines?

Sep 1, 2021
The upfront cost is high and the cost-benefit calculation depends and the region, experts say.
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Our power grid, then and now

Aug 13, 2018
A lot has changed since the Northeast blackout of 2003.
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A new power line roils scenic New Hampshire

Mar 10, 2016
The power line will bring cheaper hydropower from Canada, but residents want it out of sight.
The White Mountains of New Hampshire.
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