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Texas Is a Rich State in a Rich Country, and Look What Happened

The most common mistake in politics is to believe there is some level of suffering that will force responsible governance. There isn’t. We saw this during the coronavirus crisis, when some Republicans blanched before the lockdowns and masking, and repositioned…

What’s Really Behind Corporate Promises on Climate Change?

There has been some progress by companies that have rigorous targets. In a report last month, Science Based Targets, which was started by the environmental groups and hundreds of businesses brought together by the United Nations, said the 338 large…

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

“We have to get better at understanding these compound impacts,” said Michael Craig, an expert in energy systems at the University of Michigan who recently led a study looking at how rising summer temperatures in Texas could strain the grid…

Los apagones ilustran la amenaza del cambio climático a las redes eléctricas en Estados Unidos

El martes, el gobernador Greg Abbott pidió una reforma de emergencia del Consejo de Fiabilidad Eléctrica de Texas, la corporación sin ánimo de lucro que supervisa el flujo de energía en el estado, y dijo que su rendimiento había sido…

Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — When the lights went out Monday night in the Alazán-Apache housing project in San Antonio — which stands in one of the city’s poorest ZIP codes — the traffic signals in the neighborhood flickered off and…

G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The plan by G.M.’s. chairman and chief executive, Mary Barra, will also mean big changes for auto design and manufacturing, and for the auto supply chain. Suppliers must now pivot away even more intently from making traditional transmissions and engines…

Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020

WASHINGTON — America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry plummeted more than 10 percent in 2020, reaching their lowest levels in at least three decades as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on the nation’s economy, according to an…

Home Solar Is Growing, but Big Installers Are Still Losing Money

The home solar business is growing fast as thousands of homeowners install panels on their roofs to save money. Yet the biggest companies that install and finance home solar systems are reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. Those…