La energía solar ofrece un salvavidas a Puerto Rico

La red energética de la isla ha tenido dificultades para recuperarse después de que el huracán María casi la anulara en 2017. Los sistemas de energía solar ofrecen a los puertorriqueños una forma de depender menos de la red.

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Solar Power Offers Puerto Ricans a Lifeline but Remains an Elusive Goal

The island’s energy grid has struggled to recover after Hurricane María almost wiped it out in 2017. While solar-power systems can fill gaps, they aren’t cheap.

#adjuntas-puerto-rico, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #casa-pueblo, #electric-light-and-power, #luma-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #solar-energy

April Storm Blankets Portions of Northeast With More Snow

While parts of Pennsylvania received up to 8 inches of snow on Monday, areas across central and upstate New York may see more than a foot before the storm moves out Tuesday.

#binghamton-ny, #boston-mass, #catskill-ny, #massachusetts, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #poconos-pa, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #spring-season, #weather

Power Remains Out for Nearly Half a Million Customers in Puerto Rico

The island’s fragile electrical grid was slowly recovering from its latest loss of power, potentially caused by a failed circuit breaker.

#electric-light-and-power, #hurricane-maria-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #luma, #pierluisi-pedro-r, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #puerto-rico-electric-power-authority

Possible Tornado Strikes Northwest Arkansas

The storm system, which was expected to continue moving across the South on Wednesday, destroyed buildings including an elementary school gymnasium.

#arkansas, #national-weather-service, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #springdale-ark, #tornadoes, #weather

A Bird Is Blamed as 10,000 Lose Power in New Orleans

Electricity was restored in the central business district after a three-hour interruption, Entergy New Orleans said.

#birds, #electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

3 Men Plead Guilty in Plot to Attack U.S. Power Grid

The men believed that by knocking out power across the country, economic and civil unrest would spread, creating the potential for a race war and the opportunity for white leaders to rise, prosecutors said.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #firearms, #indiana, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #terrorism

Texas Must Update Its Power Grid

A year ago, 10 million Texans lost power in a winter storm. The state has resisted a simple fix.

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‘Errors’ at Treatment Plant Force 1 Million in Austin to Boil Their Water

It is the second time in a year that residents of the Texas capital have been told to boil water before drinking.

#adler-steve-1956, #austin-tex, #cold-and-cold-spells, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #water

Deep Chill Sets In as Northeast Emerges From Heavy Snow and Harsh Winds

With snowplows and shovels, parts of Massachusetts and New York were clearing away piles of snow amid frigid wind chills.

#airports, #automobiles, #boston-mass, #delays-transportation, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wind

Unusual Ice and Snow Storm Hits the Carolinas and Virginia

A Delta flight skidded on a runway and roads remained dangerous on Saturday as the storm brought eight inches of snow to some places.

#north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #weather

Winter Storm Latest: Thousands Left Without Power

On Monday, parts of Pennsylvania and New York State were expected to see the brunt of a winter storm that killed at least two in the South over the weekend.

#appalachian-region, #national-weather-service, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

Winter Snow Storm Updates: States Brace for Dangerous Conditions

The storm, which brought snow to the South, was expected to chug along the Appalachians and into the Northeast on Sunday. In the Carolinas, power failures were likely from damaging ice.

#floods, #ice, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather, #winter-season

Fierce Windstorms Batter Alaska as Thousands Lose Power

Tens of thousands of people lost electricity this week, while the wind chill dipped to 35 degrees below zero.

#alaska, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather, #wind

I-95 Near Washington, D.C., Is Closed After Deadly Snowstorm

Drivers reported being stranded for hours as part of the interstate, one of the country’s busiest travel corridors, was shut down after accidents involving several tractor-trailers.

#interstate-95, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

After Catastrophic Fire, Colorado Fights a New Hazard: 10 Inches of Snow

A snowstorm brought relief to fire crews battling massive fires. But those whose homes survived were struggling against new threats — from cold and ice.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Texas After the Storm: An Update

A look at the aftermath of the storm through the eyes of three women.

#audio-negative-tragedy, #electric-light-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

Despite Reforms, the Texas Electricity Grid Is Still Vulnerable to Cold

Gov. Greg Abbott has promised the lights will stay on this winter. But many of the problems that led to the power system failure in February remain.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #cold-and-cold-spells, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #texas

U.S. and Britain Help Ukraine Prepare for Potential Russian Cyberassault

Russia has attacked Ukraine’s power grid in the past, and experts say Moscow might take similar steps as it masses troops along the border.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #kyiv-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Power Outages Across Midwest After Storms

Hundreds of thousands of customers were without electricity after a powerful storm system swept across the central U.S. At least one death was reported.

#deaths-fatalities, #midwestern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tornadoes, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

In Kentucky, Tallying the Grim Scale of Destruction

“I don’t think we’ll have seen damage at this scale, ever,” said Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky in the wake of the devastating tornadoes on Friday.

#amazon-com-inc, #beshear-andrew-g-1977, #factories-and-manufacturing, #kentucky, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tornadoes

Tornadoes Tear Through South and Midwest, With at Least 70 Dead in Kentucky

Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #arkansas, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #edwardsville-ill, #illinois, #kentucky, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #mississippi, #missouri, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #tennessee, #tornadoes

Storm Batters Long Island With Hail and Prompts Rare Tornado Warnings

A fast-moving storm affected New York City, Long Island and New Jersey, leaving in its wake uprooted trees and some power failures.

#long-island-ny, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tornadoes, #weather

Old Power Gear Is Slowing Use of Clean Energy and Electric Cars

Some people and businesses seeking to use solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles find they can’t because utility equipment needs an upgrade.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy

Power Outages Plague Puerto Rico Despite LUMA Takeover

Transferring the power grid to a private company was supposed to help. But thousands protested last week over more blackouts.

#electric-light-and-power, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #hurricane-maria-2017, #luma-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #puerto-rico-electric-power-authority

China’s Power Problems Expose a Strategic Weakness

The country’s energy inefficiency and dependence on climate-damaging coal threaten to damage its image as a reliable manufacturing base.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-efficiency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #shortages, #solar-energy, #steel-and-iron

China’s Power Crunch Exposes Tensions Ahead of Key U.N. Climate Summit

Keeping global temperatures from dangerous levels means China must pivot away from coal immediately. Its soaring energy demand and rolling blackouts mean it probably won’t.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #dongguan-china, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #politics-and-government, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #wind-power, #xi-jinping

A Scary Energy Winter Is Coming. Don’t Blame the Greens.

Too many people could face a choice between eating and heating.

#energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #global-warming, #iran, #natural-gas, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #russia

China Power Outages Close Factories and Threaten Growth

High demand and soaring energy prices have forced some factories to shut down, adding further problems for already snarled global supply chains.

#china, #coal, #conservation-of-resources, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional

3 Weeks After Hurricane Ida, Parts of Louisiana Remain Dark

As businesses and schools have reopened in New Orleans, ongoing power outages in communities just beyond the city put recovery out of reach.

#electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #floods, #grand-isle-la, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #restoration-and-renovation, #roads-and-traffic, #union-of-concerned-scientists, #weather

Why Louisiana’s Electric Grid Failed in Hurricane Ida

Much of the state, including New Orleans, lost power for days because many of Entergy’s electrical poles and towers were not built to withstand a major hurricane, energy experts said.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #weather, #wind

Climate Change Calls for Backup Power, and One Company Cashes In

Generac, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer that dominates the market for standby home generators, is an unlikely Wall Street darling.

#electric-light-and-power, #generac-power-systems-inc, #global-warming, #home-appliances, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #weather

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

A huge power failure after Hurricane Ida left vulnerable residents in sweltering apartments for days. At least 10 deaths in the city have been tied to the heat.

#deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

New Orleans Built a Power Plant to Prepare for Storms. It Sat Dark for 2 Days.

The electric utility promised the plant would swiftly generate power during storms. It didn’t after Hurricane Ida, and many wonder why the city has put its faith in fossil fuels.

#entergy-corporation, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

New Orleans Power Failure Traps Older Residents in Homes

“I had to get out of there,” said one 86-year-old man who sat in his eighth-floor apartment for nearly a week after Hurricane Ida, struggling to breathe without his medical equipment.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Nearly a Week Without Power, New Orleans Is Facing a ‘Race With the Clock’

Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures this weekend as 70 percent of the city remains without power after Hurricane Ida.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

The Hunt Is on to Fix the Power Grid

Empowering consumers to control their electric consumption would free up power to meet demand elsewhere.

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How to Pack an Emergency Go Bag

Climate-related emergencies like hurricanes, fires and floods are becoming more frequent. Here’s how to prepare whether you need to evacuate or hunker down.

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Lack of Power Hinders Assessment of Toxic Pollution Caused by Ida

More than 100 industrial sites that handle large amounts of hazardous substances are in and around parishes still without power.

#chemicals, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #global-warming, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #phillips-66, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Ida’s Heavy Rains Send Louisiana Residents on a Hunt for Clean Water

Nearly everyone in Jefferson Parish, next to New Orleans, was experiencing problems with their water service after the power went out. Lines for bottled water were growing.

#deaths-fatalities, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #infrastructure-public-works, #jefferson-parish-la, #levees-and-dams, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #water

N.F.L. Moves New Orleans Saints’ Season Opener to Jacksonville

As much of New Orleans remained without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the Saints’ Week 1 home game against the Green Bay Packers was relocated.

#entergy-corporation, #football, #green-bay-packers, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #jacksonville-fla, #jacksonville-jaguars, #mercedes-benz-superdome-new-orleans, #national-football-league, #new-orleans-la, #new-orleans-saints, #payton-sean, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tulane-university

Louisiana Residents Who Fled Before Ida Are Urged to Stay Away Indefinitely

New Orleans, which is introducing a curfew, remains without electricity. Hundreds of thousands have no water.

#cantrell-latoya, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #entergy-corporation, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

In Louisiana, Rescue Workers Search for Those Stranded by Hurricane Ida

More than a million people, including most in New Orleans, were without electricity, but the city’s levees held.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #jean-lafitte-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues

Hurricane Ida Exposes Grid Weaknesses as New Orleans Goes Dark

A new natural gas power plant, meant to power the city in an emergency, did not come to the rescue when the storm disabled eight transmission lines.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #natural-gas, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #weather

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

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

A Growing Summertime Risk for Cities: Power Failures During Heat Waves

The author of a new study said the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”

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Blackout Strikes Natanz Nuclear Facility and Iran Calls It Sabotage

The power failure comes at a delicate time, with talks underway in Vienna to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.

#defense-and-military-forces, #iran, #israel, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-weapons, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #united-states-international-relations

Drillers Burned Off Gas at a Staggering Rate as Winter Storm Hit Texas

Frigid temperatures last month froze pipelines and forced companies to flare vast amounts of planet-warming gases that they suddenly had nowhere to send.

#carbon-dioxide, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-and-gas-climate-initiative, #permian-basin-north-america, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas

Colorado Snowstorm Knocks Out Power to Thousands and Snarls Travel

The storm, which brought heavy, wet snow to parts of Colorado and Wyoming, resulted in road closings, canceled flights and downed trees and power lines.

#colorado, #denver-colo, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #wyoming