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"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." Calvin Coolidge
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Xcel Energy To Build Largest Solar Energy Project In Minnesota

Xcel Energy recently announced building Minnesota’s largest solar energy project in Becker, Minnesota. This project is part of Xcel Energy’s vision to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Read the article here: https://heatingnewsjournal.com/xcel-energy-to-build-largest-solar-energy-project-in-minnesota/
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Why Natural Gas Won’t Be Replaced Anytime Soon

According to a McKinsey & Company report, globally, gas demand will continue rising until 2037. After that, it will plateau and will moderately start declining. Read more here: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Natural-Gas/Why-Natural-Gas-Wont-Be-Replaced-Anytime-Soon.html
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Critical Infrastructure Flaws Surface after Years of Underinvestment in Energy, Other Sectors, Analysts Say

The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline demonstrates that cybersecurity is a growing concern to America's critical infrastructure. Read more here: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/critical-infrastructure-attack-ransomware/599973/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202021-05-12%20Utility%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue:34189%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive
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Major US Pipeline Halts Operations after Ransomware Attack

The Colonial Pipeline suffered a malware attack which forced them to shut down all of their pipelines operations. Read more here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-pipeline-company-halts-operations-130840526.html?guccounter=1
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Flywheels Turn Superconducting to Reinvigorate Grid Storage Potential

A flywheel startup, based in Texas, believes they are able to make flywheels capable of long-term energy storage for renewable energy. Read more here: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/batteries-storage/superconducting-flywheel-grid-energy-storage
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Allentown’s Talen Energy partners on $2 billion investment in Solar Power Projects

Talen Energy plans to evolve, finance, construct and operate solar energy projects that could produce around 1.4 gigawatts of energy over the next five years. Read the article here: https://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-talen-energy-renewables-20210413-zmie7t76krafvdwwojtpualpuu-story.html
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How long can a nuclear plant run? Regulators consider 100 years

Nuclear regulators, industry groups and power plant owners have begun talking about the possibility of operating some U.S. nuclear plants for up to 100 years. Read more here: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/how-long-can-a-nuclear-plant-run-regulators-consider-100-years/597294/
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