Large Swath of North America Could Have Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050

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Electricity generation in a significant portion of the North American heartland  — an area stretching from Canada’s prairie provinces south to Louisiana — could be carbon-free, using existing technology, as early as 2050, according to a new report by a group of utilities, state regulators, and environmental groups. Currently, 77 percent of the electricity in the region is generated by coal and natural gas.

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