Power lines are 'a really big problem that we’ll have to face'

With the country turning away from fossil fuels in favor of "green" alternatives like wind and solar, we're facing a new issue: All of that energy is typically produced in remote areas, and transporting it to where people live means installing miles of transmission lines across the landscape. "You can’t get around this transportation problem, but people don’t want to acknowledge that," one energy expert tells the New York Times. Many Minnesotans along the CapX 2020 route are painfully aware of the problem.
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With the country turning away from fossil fuels in favor of "green" alternatives like wind and solar, we're facing a new issue: All of that energy is typically produced in remote areas, and transporting it to where people live means installing miles of transmission lines across the landscape. "You can’t get around this transportation problem, but people don’t want to acknowledge that," one energy expert tells the New York Times. Many Minnesotans along the CapX 2020 route are painfully aware of the problem.

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