Photo: Arizona had the seventh-highest number of electric vehicles in the nation in 2020, but charging stations remain scarce. Grand Canyon National Park is among the spots in the state accessible by electric vehicle. (Photo courtesy of Michael Quinn/NPS) With more electric vehicles humming down highways, states are under increasing pressure to install more public
If California, our most populous state, were its own nation, it would rank as the world’s fifth largest economy and boast the highest average household income (outside a handful of “countries” like Monaco or Luxemburg). And, yet, the governor is begging its citizens to stop using their appliances, turn off their lights and keep their
Photo: The “Whaling Wall” mural is seen on the AES Power Generating Plant in Redondo Beach, Calif. A record heat wave put California in a fossil fuel conundrum: The state has had to rely more heavily on natural gas to produce electricity and avoid power outages while Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration moves toward ending the
Energy sector officials have been warning for years about the risks posed to New England’s grid by plunging temperatures, risks exacerbated by anti-energy-infrastructure policies across the region. Now with New England facing its coldest temperatures since the “polar vortex” of 2019 and wind chills of -45 degrees below zero across the U.S. northern tier states, the grid is under
Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who could stocked up on food and water, while nonprofits and government agencies set out to help those who couldn’t. But few foresaw the fiasco that was to come.