The government also boosts funding for a FEMA program to help communities prepare for extreme heat and other climate-related disasters.
Experts say utilities have been forced to play catch-up when extreme weather hits.
Nonprofit Climate Central estimates that home air conditioning use will increase almost 60% over the next 30 years.
Are employers obligated to chip in for home AC use during the pandemic?
The load can overwhelm the electric grid during heat waves, but this summer's outages have raised new questions.
In Washington, D.C. "high heat days" are expected to more than double in the next 50 years.
Roads, railway tracks and other parts of Europe’s economic backbone buckle and crack under record temperatures.
It’s likely that the heat wave California, Arizona and Nevada has been experiencing is going to hit its peak this week. Temperatures could reach as high as 120 degrees in Phoenix. Across the region, the air conditioning will be roaring. But will the power grid be able to keep up? Click the audio player above […]