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White House announces actions to modernize America’s electrical grid

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🗞️ Driving the news: The White House announced new steps to modernize America's electrical grid, aiming to reduce power outages and enhance clean energy integration
• This initiative involves collaboration between federal entities and 21 states to improve the aging infrastructure

🔭 The context: As extreme weather increases, outdated grids struggle to meet demand
• This initiative follows recent severe weather in Texas that caused widespread power outages
• The federal effort seeks to address this by upgrading transmission lines and enhancing grid capacity to accommodate more renewable energy sources

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Modernizing the electrical grid is crucial for integrating more clean energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and combating climate change
• A reliable and expanded grid supports the transition to renewable energy, essential for reducing the planet-warming pollution

⏭️ What's next: The federal government will provide technical assistance and funding to states for building more transmission lines
• New conductors that carry more electricity will be installed on existing towers, and a recent FERC rule will mandate proactive regional transmission planning

💬 One quote: "We are investing tens of billions... to strengthen our grid to prevent power outages in the face of extreme weather, bolster US energy security, and drive innovation," said White House national climate adviser Ali Zaidi

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