Key water reservoirs were already alarmingly dry when a heat wave blanketed the western US, straining power grids and raising wildfire risk.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Thursday due to surging energy demands amidst a sweltering June heat wave.
President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan would wire up every corner of the nation with access to broadband for internet and EV charging stations.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines have caused more than 1,500 California wildfires in the past six years, including the deadliest blaze in the state’s history. Many critics, including Gov. Gavin Newsom, have accused PG&E of prioritising profits over safety measures for decades. The company has filed for bankruptcy, […]
Jessica O. Matthews, founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, started her career inventing kinetic energy technologies, like soccer balls and jump ropes that provide people power using motion. At IGNITION 2018, she gave a presentation on the dire need for a global reconstruction of energy infrastructure as we know it […]
Solar storms, which involve magnetized particles that shoot out of the sun, can shake up the balance of Earth’s magnetic field. If a solar storm were strong enough, it could de-orbit satellites and cripple the electric power grid. The sun has been extremely calm lately. But that’s not necessarily a […]
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Australia’s energy industry is about to undergo a massive transformation, akin to the changes the internet era wrought on print media. And that means the monolithic electricity retailers we currently know – think Energy Australia, Origin, AGL – could be severely disrupted or even vanish as shifts in technology open […]