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Power Outages in Texas and California Have Less in Common than You Think

, Energy analyst

Chances are that you’ve already heard about the ongoing power outages in Texas and other nearby states. If you haven’t gotten the message already, the situation is dire and totally unprecedented. In the midst of a historic cold snap, electricity demand has outstripped supply by a massive amount. Faced with no other choice, the electrical grid operator in Texas shut off power to millions of Texans early Monday morning, and many are still without power even now. Read more >

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Polar Vortex Power Outages: 6 Things to Know about Supply, Demand, and our Electricity Future

, Senior energy analyst

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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California Energy: One Grid Under Too Many Assumptions

, Western States Energy Manager and Senior Analyst

California’s energy grid is essentially a very complicated group project. But much like a group project in school, California is much more likely to meet its goal of a reliable, decarbonized energy grid if everyone actually participates and collaborates. Read more >

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With EPA Methane Rollbacks, Natural Gas Bridge Becomes Just Another Piece of Crumbling US Infrastructure

, Senior Energy analyst

Today, the EPA is finalizing rollbacks to methane standards governing oil and gas operations, dealing a major blow to climate, public health, and—oh, what’s that?—the fossil fuel lobby’s favored theory of change.

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Forging Ahead on DTE’s Energy Future

, lead Midwest energy analyst

At its meeting scheduled for April 15th, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is expected to issue a decision whether to approve or reject DTE’s revised long-term energy plan.

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