Expanded tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act help pay for weatherizing homes and installing heat pumps.
And it's leaving some people without the electricity to power a fan or air conditioner during intense heat waves.
Supply shortfall caused by spiking demand during extreme summer weather could affect two-thirds of the U.S.
The lights and the AC are on in offices and living rooms, challenging energy systems amid record temperatures.
Extreme heat isn't just uncomfortable. It can hurt workers' health and make them prone to errors, one expert says.
The government also boosts funding for a FEMA program to help communities prepare for extreme heat and other climate-related disasters.
A few cities are hiring what's known as a "chief heat officer."
Nearly 40% of U.S. electricity is generated by natural gas, so when millions of air conditioners are turned on, prices rise.
There are many more laws and programs to help low-income people stay warm in the winter than cool in the summer.
The Biden Administration ordered OSHA to draw up workplace heat standards. How soon will they be in place?