Shell Gets Greener, Even as Climate Advocates Say, ‘Go Faster’

Royal Dutch Shell, though still reliant on profits from fossil fuels, is investing more in renewable energy. Critics say the changes have to come quicker.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #limejump-ltd, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #solar-energy, #sonnen-gmbh, #ubitricity-gmbh, #wind-power

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Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

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How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins

Global warming has been fueling disasters in the region for years. Now, an early heat wave and severe drought are threatening lives and leaving water in perilously short supply.

#agriculture-and-farming, #arizona, #california, #colorado, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #hoover-dam, #lake-mead, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #temperature, #water

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Texas Power Grid, Strained Last Winter, Now Faces an Early Heat Wave

Regulators have asked residents to start conserving energy after demand hit a June record just one week into the month.

#electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas, #weather

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To Fight Climate Change, Replace Fossil Fuels at Home and Work

To slow global warming, we need to electrify vast parts of our economy and power it with clean energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #home-appliances, #labor-and-jobs, #united-states-economy

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Rolling Blackouts Hit Taiwan After Accident at Power Plant

Several cities, including the capital, Taipei, were affected by power outages after a grid failure in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

#electric-light-and-power, #kaohsiung-china, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #taiwan

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How Hospitals Can Help Patients and the Planet

Health care systems are trying to answer the central question of how to care for patients when climate change threatens their ability to remain open.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hospitals, #hurricane-sandy-2012

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Tesla’s Latest Solar Stumble: Big Price Increases

The company is charging tens of thousands of dollars more to cover roofs with its much-anticipated solar shingles, angering some customers.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #musk-elon, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reicher-dan-w, #roofs, #solar-energy, #solarcity-inc, #sunrun-inc, #tesla-motors-inc

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The Wind and Solar Boom Is Here

The world is adopting renewable sources of power much faster than experts thought possible.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #griffith-saul-1974, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #saudi-arabia, #solar-energy, #wind-power

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The Exxon of Green Power: A Spanish Company and Its Boss Set Sky-High Goals

Iberdrola is a leader in wind and solar power, thanks largely to a bet its C.E.O. made 20 years ago.

#electric-light-and-power, #europe, #galan-jose-ignacio-sanchez, #iberdrola-sa, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #solar-energy, #spain, #wind-power

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Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks

To slow down climate change, new coal projects need to end. A global forecast this week shows demand rising sharply.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #india, #international-energy-agency, #mines-and-mining, #natural-gas, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

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NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World. Are They Also Fueling Climate Change?

Making the digital artworks requires colossal amounts of computing power, and that means greenhouse gases.

#art, #bitcoin-currency, #blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #electric-light-and-power, #ethereum-foundation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #winkelmann-mike-beeple

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Indian Point Is Shutting Down. That Means More Fossil Fuel.

When the Indian Point nuclear power plant shuts, its lost output will be filled primarily by generators that burn fuels that contribute to climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #buchanan-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indian-point-nuclear-power-plant-ny, #new-york-city, #new-york-independent-system-operator-nyiso, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #solar-energy, #wind-power

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Your Daylight Saving Time Questions Answered

A group of U.S. senators has joined the ranks of those who want to abolish daylight saving time, which has roots in cost-cutting strategies of the late 19th century.

#arizona, #daylight-saving-time, #electric-light-and-power, #florida, #hawaii, #railroads, #states-us, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce

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ERCOT Fires Chief Executive Bill Magness After Texas Storm

Seven board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas had resigned in the wake of widespread outages. Those who remained decided to fire the agency’s chief executive.

#electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #magness-bill, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

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The Hottest Amenity From Developers? A Power Plant Made of Batteries.

Charged via rooftop solar panels, the cells form a network that provides a building with backup electricity and that utilities can tap during peak periods.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #electric-light-and-power, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rocky-mountain-power, #solar-energy, #sonnen-gmbh

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Leader of Texas Utility Regulator Resigns After Extensive Storm Outages

DeAnn T. Walker, the chairwoman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, had been caught in a tide of fury that swelled after millions were left without power.

#electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #public-utility-commission-of-texas, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #walker-deann-t

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Too Much Choice Is Hurting America

Learning from subprime, health care and electricity.

#conservatism-us-politics, #electric-light-and-power, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #income-inequality, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #poverty, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #texas

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Texas After the Storm

Even as the cold has lifted and the ice has melted, the true depth of the devastation remains hidden. We look at the aftermath of the storm through the eyes of three women.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

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Texans Demand Answers as They Grapple With Storm’s Lingering Wrath

After millions lost power during a winter storm, lawmakers have held marathon hearings, prosecutors have started criminal investigations and residents have asked for accountability.

#electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #public-utility-commission-of-texas, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #state-legislatures, #texas

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

We don’t realize how fragile the basic infrastructure of our civilization is.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #el-akkad-omar, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #perry-rick, #pielke-roger-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government

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ERCOT Managers Resign After Widespread Storm Outages

The chairwoman and three other board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas stepped down after millions were left without electricity during freezing temperatures.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boards-of-directors, #electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

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Et Tu, Ted? Why Deregulation Failed

Even Senator Cruz realizes kilowatt-hours aren’t like avocados.

#cruz-ted, #electric-light-and-power, #green-new-deal, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas

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Companies Say They Care About the Climate. Their Actions Fall Short.

Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Others have weak goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #blackrock-inc, #boards-of-directors, #brazil, #carbon-dioxide, #carbon-disclosure-project-cdp, #cargill-inc, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #google-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #institutional-shareholder-services-inc, #levi-straussco, #microsoft-corp, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states

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Texas Power Grid Run by ERCOT Set Up the State for Disaster

Texas has refused to join interstate electrical grids and railed against energy regulation. Now it’s having to answer to millions of residents who were left without power in last week’s snowstorm.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #heating, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas

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His Lights Stayed on During Texas’ Storm. Now He Owes $16,752.

After a public outcry from people like Scott Willoughby, whose exorbitant electric bill is soon due, Gov. Greg Abbott said lawmakers should ensure Texans “do not get stuck with skyrocketing energy bills” caused by the storm.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #electric-light-and-power, #heating, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #public-citizen, #texas

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Texas Winter Storm: What to Know

Power outages and no running water have left Texas and other parts of the South still feeling the effects of a deep freeze that swept the region earlier this week.

#electric-light-and-power, #food-banks-and-pantries, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #texas, #water

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Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nuclear-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #texas, #united-states, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

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How To Get Your Family Through An Extreme Weather Event

Take these steps when critical services are affected by freezing temperatures.

#austin-tex, #carbon-monoxide, #content-type-service, #electric-light-and-power, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #texas, #weather

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Ted Cruz Fled One Storm, but Flew Into Another

Readers criticize the Texas senator for abandoning his constituents at a critical time on the pretext of “being a good dad.”

#cancun-mexico, #cruz-ted, #electric-light-and-power, #texas, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jimmy Kimmel: Texas in Crisis, Ted Cruz Says, ‘Adios, Amigos’

“Snake on a plane, right there!” Kimmel joked. “Headed, ironically, to the very place he tried to build the wall around.”

#cruz-ted, #desusmero-tv-program, #electric-light-and-power, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #kimmel-jimmy, #mexico, #noah-trevor-1984, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program

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Texas, Land of Wind and Lies

When post-truth politics meets energy policy.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #electric-light-and-power, #natural-gas, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #texas, #wind-power

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The Storm That Knocked Out Texas

Readers urge greater use of renewable energy and less reliance on fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #texas, #winter-season

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Texas Storms, California Heat Waves and ‘Vulnerable’ Utilities

Power failures have cast a spotlight on whether energy companies and regulators are doing enough to prepare for climate change and natural disasters.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #solar-energy, #texas, #weather, #wind-power

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How to Prevent the Next Texas Power Breakdown

The state’s massive blackouts are the result of a failure to insure against extreme weather.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #temperature, #texas, #weather, #wind-power

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Texas Grid Failure Stirs Feud Between Cities and State

As the state reels from power outages, Democrats look to turn the tables on the Republicans who dominate state government.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #democratic-party, #electric-light-and-power, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #turner-sylvester

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Desperate for Light and Warmth, Texans See No End for Winter Storm

In central Texas, where many roads have already been impassible for days, another barrage of sleet and snow was expected late into Wednesday evening.

#electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas, #water, #weather

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Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

As the freak winter storm raged, historically marginalized communities were among the first to face power outages, experts say.

#electric-light-and-power, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas

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G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The end of the gasoline-powered car will transform the economy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #barra-mary-t, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states

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Electric Eels Hunt in Packs, Shocking Prey and Scientists

The behavior, used by wolves and orcas to run down fast prey, is rarely seen in fish.

#amazon-jungle, #animal-behavior, #brazil, #ecology-and-evolution-journal, #eels, #electric-light-and-power, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hunting-and-trapping, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Covid-19 Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020

Emissions plunged more than 10 percent. If the trend can be sustained, it would put the United States within striking distance of one of its major goals under the Paris climate agreement.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #rhodium-group-llc, #transportation, #wildfires

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

Some companies are having trouble surviving and making money installing panels because of intense competition and the high costs of doing business.

#batteries, #berger-william-john, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #jurich-lynn, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #small-business, #solar-energy, #stocks-and-bonds, #sunnova-energy-international, #sunrun-inc, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states

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Iraq, Struggling to Pay Debts and Salaries, Plunges Into Economic Crisis

Oil-rich Iraq, its economy hobbled by neglect and corruption, has devalued its currency and had its imported electricity cut off for nonpayment.

#baghdad-iraq, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iraq, #kadhimi-mustafa-al, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #unemployment

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A Monster Wind Turbine Is Upending an Industry

G.E.’s giant machine, which can light up a small town, is stoking a renewable-energy arms race.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #europe, #gamesa-corporacion-tecnologica-s-a, #general-electric-company, #innovation, #orsted-as, #siemens-gamesa-renewable-energy-sa, #vestas-wind-systems-as, #wind-power

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Citing Coal Shortages, China Rations Electricity for Millions

Warning of coal shortages, officials are trying to curb energy usage by telling residents not to use electric stoves and extinguishing lights on building facades and billboards.

#australia, #coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #national-energy-administration-china, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #wenzhou-china, #xi-jinping, #yiwu-china, #zhejiang-province-china

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When Will Electricity Companies Finally Quit Natural Gas?

Wind and solar are better bets for investors and the planet.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #coal, #duke-energy-corporation, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #sierra-club, #solar-energy, #southern-company, #tennessee-valley-authority, #united-states, #wind-power

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Mississippi City Spared Loss of Electric Service

Upset over high electricity bills, residents of Itta Bena, Miss., complained, only to discover the city was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to its power supplier.

#black-people, #electric-light-and-power, #greenwood-miss, #itta-bena-miss, #mississippi, #mississippi-public-service-commission

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Finally, the First Room-Temperature Superconductor

It conveys electricity in the climate of a crisp fall day, but only under pressures comparable to what you’d find closer to Earth’s core.

#chemistry, #electric-light-and-power, #electronics, #hydrogen, #nature-journal, #physics, #research, #superconductors, #your-feed-science

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Climate Change and Poor Planning Blamed for California Blackouts

Grid managers ordered rolling blackouts across the state during a heat wave in August for the first time in two decades.

#california, #electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts

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How Coal-Loving Australia Became the Leader in Rooftop Solar

Embracing solar panels to save money, homeowners have made the country a powerhouse in renewable energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #australia, #batteries, #coal, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #liberal-party-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #queensland-australia, #solar-energy, #wildfires

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