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Dodging Blackouts, California Faces New Questions on Its Power Supply

California finds itself on edge more than ever with a lingering fear: the threat of rolling blackouts for years to come. Despite adding new power plants, building huge battery storage systems and restarting some shuttered fossil fuel generators over the…

¿Por qué Puerto Rico es tan vulnerable a los huracanes?

El lunes 19 de septiembre, más de un millón de personas en Puerto Rico se quedaron sin electricidad y muchas permanecen sin agua corriente, luego de que el huracán Fiona provocó lluvias que alcanzaron los 76 centímetros en la isla…

The Single Best Guide to Decarbonization I’ve Heard

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ In August, Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which included $392 billion towards a new climate budget — the single largest investment in emissions reduction in U.S. history. The CHIPS and…

Three Reasons for Puerto Rico’s Power Outage

More than a million people in Puerto Rico were without power on Monday, and many were without running water, after Hurricane Fiona dropped 30 inches of rain on the mountainous island, causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. President Biden…

Solar Energy Is Helping Schools Make Ends Meet

About 30 other school districts in the area have since adopted solar, he said. Tish Tablan, program director at Generation180, said the normalization of solar was especially potent when it came to public schools. “When schools go solar, students learn…

Hawaii Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Power Plant

Hawaii shuttered its last remaining coal-fired power station on Thursday, a major milestone in the state’s ambitious effort to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The station, the AES Hawaii Power Plant near Kalaeloa, in southwest Oahu, provided…

Heat and Drought in Europe Strain Energy Supply

ASERAL, Norway — In a Nordic land famous for its steep fjords, where water is very nearly a way of life, Sverre Eikeland scaled down the boulders that form the walls of one of Norway’s chief reservoirs, past the driftwood…

Subsidies in the Climate Bill Keep Oil and Gas Alive

The technology called carbon capture and storage is aptly named. It is supposed to capture carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources and pump them deep underground. It was a big winner in the climate provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act…

Four Things Nations Can Do to Conserve Energy

This week, temperatures in Britain reached a record 40.3 degrees Celsius, or 104.5 Fahrenheit, capping a brutal heat wave that scorched Europe and sent electricity demand soaring. It came amid a war in Ukraine that has upended the global energy…

Biggest Cryptominers in the U.S. Can Use as Much Power as Houston, Findings Show

Seven of the largest Bitcoin mining companies in the United States are set up to use nearly as much electricity as the homes in Houston, according to data disclosed Friday as part of an investigation by congressional Democrats who say…

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