When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could
After increasing 10-fold between 1950 and 2010, average residential consumption dipped For more than five years, Americans have been doing something decidedly un-American: We’ve been using less electricity.
SAN FRANCISCO — It was a problem that California had come to dread. Weather models were signaling extreme winds and dry conditions from one end of the state to the other. The risk of wildfires was high.
As long blackouts become more common in California to reduce the risk of devastating wildfires, more people are turning to solar power and battery storage. Hundreds of thousands of homes in California
Scientists have longed to create the perfect energy source. Ideally, that source would eventually replace greenhouse gas-spewing fossil fuels, power cars, boats, and planes, and send spacecraft to remote
234,000 new customers affected; business owners struggle to keep operating KENSINGTON, Calif.—With no lights, orthodontist Claire Ferrari put on a battery-operated headlamp so she could adjust a young
No traffic lights and days of darkness. Here's how life has changed inside Northern California's power shutoff
(CNN) — California's biggest utility has cut power to hundreds of thousands of residents to prevent wildfires, catching some by surprise despite months of warnings. A forecast of strong winds is posing
Tesla is in the process of installing Powerpacks as backup power for the Supercharger stations affected by power outages in Northern California. As we reported yesterday, PG&E, the largest electric utility
California has always prided itself on being a high-tech pioneer. One exception? Power distribution. With Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expected to cut electricity to 800,000 customers this week, the state
The Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland, which generates most of its electricity from coal, is planning to triple its solar energy capacity this year, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Polish radio on Wednesday.
Lights out? PG&E plans to shut off power for more than 800K customers in California to reduce wildfire risk
More than 800,000 subscribers in California will be left in the dark for days as the state's leading utility shuts off power to parts of 34 counties to reduce the risk of wildfires in dry and windy conditions.
Sebastian-Justus Schmidt is zeroing-in on the hydrogen economy because, in his words, he wants to make the world a better place. The company he founded is called Enapter and it is two years old. Its goal
Why not have some fun when you’re trying to go carbon-neutral? For the past eight years, Co.Design has been following the construction of Denmark’s much-awaited interactive power plant. Now, the 44,132-square-foot
Several major utilities in the U.S. Southeast have recently announced goals to reach low- or zero -carbon status. But you won't exactly get whiplash trying to keep up with a wave of immediate fossil fuel
Target’s famous bull's-eye is so cosmically linked with the brand that it’s hard to imagine the retail behemoth ever messing with the logo’s red color. But over the past decade — under pressure from customers,
Humanity is staring the climate crisis in the face, and we’re only just preparing for the fight. Public awareness around the rapidly declining health of our planet has improved in recent years, thanks