ICYMI Monday

(In Case You Missed It) is a weekly feature at Western Views that runs every Monday. The goal of ICYMI Monday is to catch you up on some of the most important stories about conservation and the environment that you might have missed last week. Solar-Powered Plane Lands Near Washington Continue reading

Time for a Modern Electric Transmission Grid

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Today, President Barack Obama issued a memo highlighting the importance of modernizing our nation’s electric transmission grid. The grid is responsible for carrying energy from power sources to our homes and businesses. A modernized grid will encourage growth in the renewable energy sector, which will help lower greenhouse gas emissions Continue reading

Modernizing Our Western Electric Grid

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Our western electric grid is large, old and in dire need of an upgrade to avoid catastrophic power outages. The grid is a web of wires strung on towers that delivers electricity from power plants to our towns, cities and industries.   As we plan and build our modern grid, a Continue reading