Energy and Utilities

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Lockheed Martin claims breakthrough on fusion reactor

Lockheed Martin, the number one weapons supplier to the Pentagon, has claimed that they have made a breakthrough on the nuclear fusion reactor and could have a prototype in 5 years.

REUTERS

How renewable is Seattle?

"Seattle is 94.2 percent powered by renewable sources." Seattle City Light spokesman Scott Thomsen names three ways that Seattle will become "more renewable" by 2020.

SEATTLE WEEKLY

Power struggles cloud Washington's bright solar future

Washington state has incentivized solar panel installation through tax breaks, but "Washington’s solar installers largely have opposed efforts to open the state to leasing companies, saying homeowners who are short on cash do better if they get a loan and purchase their own system."

SEATTLE TIMES
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