Utilities Might’ve Known About Climate Change As Early As 1968 A new report from the Energy and Policy Institute shows scientists told utility companies as early as the late ’60s that fossil fuels were warming the planet. But the report claims companies then tried to hide that information. In 1968, a top science adviser to … Continue reading Utilities Might’ve Known About Climate Change As Early As 1968
New York and Ohio, climate change and nuclear power As goes New York, so goes Ohio and the nation? Those concerned about the harm from climate change should hope the answer is yes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York recently unveiled a new and substantial subsidy for nuclear power plants. He did so as part … Continue reading #New_York and #Ohio, climate change and nuclear power
DOE: Climate change poses a threat to grid resiliency The Obama administration has released a report examining the regional impacts of climate change, finding widespread impacts to the utility industry and a potential threat to grid resiliency. “In recent years, record temperatures, droughts, and floods have damaged energy infrastructure and disrupted energy systems, affecting American … Continue reading DOE: Climate change poses a threat to grid resiliency
Warm Late Fall and Early Winter Across Most of Northern U.S. Winter Natural Gas Demand Expected to be 10% Lower Than Last Year WSI (Weather Services International) has issued their latest seasonal forecast for the October-December period. The forecast indicates below-normal temperatures across the southern Plains into the Southwest, with above-normal temperatures expected across the … Continue reading Warm Late Fall and Early Winter Across Most of Northern U.S.
Nearly Half of Western U.S. Power Plants Vulnerable to Climate Change The desert Southwest will be the hardest hit. The effects of climate change could hamper electric generating capacity in the Western U.S. during peak summertime energy use by about 3 percent on average, and up to nearly 9 percent if there is ongoing drought. … Continue reading Nearly Half of Western U.S. Power Plants Vulnerable to Climate Change