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Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department's Power Grid Study

A controversial Energy Department report claims the U.S. power grid could become less reliable if too much electricity comes from renewable energy and natural gas. Environmentalists doubt the report.

The U.S. power grid could become less reliable if too much electricity comes from renewable energy and natural gas, according to a study from the Department of Energy.

But not everyone is buying it. Environmentalists suspect

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