In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.
Can a million grid-responsive households beat power plants and battery farms to balance a clean-powered grid?
Wildfires exacerbated by climate change darkened the skies above solar projects across the U.S. West last year.
A plan to offer leases by 2022 is only the first of many steps to enable West Coast floating wind turbine farms.
Regulators have decided that adding 7.5 GW by 2026 won’t be enough after the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant closes. Can California build so much clean and reliable grid capacity in time?
A six-year-old permitting law hasn’t unblocked installation delays — so state lawmakers are now considering mandates.
Gigawatt-scale batteries and more demand-side resources are lined up. But weather extremes still threaten to stress California’s grid beyond its limits.
Heat pumps will be the baseline tech, but natural gas can still be in new buildings through mid-decade at least. Will city and county bans push past state codes?
Utilities and solar groups are fighting over the cost shift. But both agree the next stage in policy must bring low-income customers and fundamental grid needs into balance.