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by Emma Foehringer Merchant
December 04, 2020

Which is the better path to decarbonizing the power grid: focusing on low-cost utility-scale solar and wind, or building out the policies and technology to also allow distributed clean energy to thrive?

That persistent debate has taken on a new urgency over the past few years in the United States. More than a dozen states have now committed to 100 percent renewables or clean energy. Utilities such as Xcel Energy and Duke Energy announced goals to reach net-zero carbon emissions. And the U.S. has elected Joe Biden, who campaigned on a...