The Electric Reliability Council of Texas' new CEO has experience working under a different power pricing model — a capacity market.
Nearly 40% of U.S. electricity is generated by natural gas, so when millions of air conditioners are turned on, prices rise.
High gas prices threaten food security as well as people's ability to keep the lights on and protect themselves from the cold.
With temperatures in triple digits in much of the state, air conditioning is creating heavy demand on a system that has had problems in the past.
Between a quarter and a third of U.S. households are said to be energy insecure, and many don't qualify for aid.
Hydropower is a diminishing resources in a megadrought.
The miners have blown through one town's allocation of cheap power, while another has put a moratorium on new mining operations.
A Colorado community is building affordable housing that uses solar power to offset its carbon emissions, thanks to its location.
Power lines and equipment have sparked devastating blazes. Now companies are asked to take stock of their aging infrastructure.
China has more than enough coal underground to service the country's needs.