Two weeks, and three jarring reminders of how dependent we are on the power grid—and just how vulnerable that grid is to failure. Let now be a reminder that we can and must do better. Read more >
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March 20, 2018 10:11 AM EDT
March 1, 2018 1:14 PM EDT
For a man who swears to be laser-focused on ridding the world of regulatory red tape, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sure has a funny way of showing it.
Indeed, Mr. Pruitt appears to be something of a red tape-generating savant.
February 8, 2018 4:35 PM EDT
February 6, 2018 9:05 AM EDT
Picture this: You’ve just completed a decade of investing about $3 billion of your customers’ dollars into keeping the lights on when severe weather strikes. Now Hurricane Irma’s blasted through, 90 percent of your customers were left in the dark, and the restoration and repair costs you intend to bill them are estimated at $1.3 billion.
That’s right. A storm you’ve spent a decade preparing for is looking like it’ll end up costing nearly half as much as the preparations themselves. Worse, there’s no reason to think it won’t keep happening again, and again, and again, as climate change drives the intensity of these storms ever higher.
Bit of a thorny customer relations problem, that one.
December 21, 2017 3:03 PM EDT
In this the year of our collective disappointment on federal support for climate, energy, public health—progress—let us relish in one certainty: a surge in year-end searches about holidays and coal. From the warm and cozy outposts of our nation’s leaders’ homes, hiding from the storm of public scorn, one can imagine little queries being soon sent into the night… Read more >