The Polar Vortex hitting much of the US has wreaked havoc not just on roadways and airports, but also on our electricity systems, as plenty are experiencing first-hand right now. Past performance is no indication of what’s going to be coming at us. We know that climate change is bringing not just overall warming, but also more extremes at both ends. We also know that there are all kinds of ways that climate change affects our ability to keep the lights on.So we need to be ready, or readier, for situations like this. And it turns out that there are a lot of ways we can be. Read more >
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January 8, 2021 11:20 AM EDT
Massachusetts’s next step on addressing climate change has made its way to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk. The state legislature passed a solid climate-energy-justice bill this week that needs the governor’s signature now to become law. Read more >
December 16, 2020 12:15 PM EDT
In this year-like-no-other, the fate of clean energy has definitely been a mixed bag. Read more >
December 3, 2020 11:24 AM EDT
The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States may use the largest wind turbine in the world. Here are a few ways to think about what all that might mean.