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This Weekend’s Heatwave Is the Future of Extreme Heat: 3 Things You Should Know and Do

, Senior analyst, Climate & Energy

It’s the heart of summer and we expect it to be hot. But not like this. Read more >

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How Do Power Grids Beat the Summer Heat?

, Senior Energy analyst

Sweltering summer weather presents challenges for the power grid, with air conditioners sending electricity use surging and high temperatures causing some equipment to stumble. But maintaining reliable grid operations is essential for health and safety in the face of high temperatures—and is ever more so as global warming threatens to make conditions even more severe. To overcome these challenges, the power grid deploys a range solutions, all the way from calling on rarely used power plants to asking customers to shift the timing of their non-essential electricity use. Recently, new technologies have emerged that enable solutions that are not just cheaper but cleaner, too. Read more >

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Heat Waves and Wildfires Signal Warnings about Climate Change (and Budget Cuts)

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

Southern California and the Southwest US are experiencing a significant heat wave this week. More than 29 million people in California alone are under an excessive heat warning or heat advisory.

If you live in areas affected by this heat wave, please follow health advisories to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay safe. And watch for wildfire advisories while you’re at it. Read more >

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