As heat waves get hotter, experts warn against becoming ‘air conditioned society’

As heat waves get hotter, experts warn against becoming ‘air conditioned society’

Hundreds of people who perished during the historic heat wave in British Columbia last summer died in homes ill-suited for temperatures that spiked into the high 30s and beyond for days, a report by BC’s coroners’ service found this month. It was hot outside, but inside it was often much hotter, with tragic consequences. Of … Read more

Texas Turns To Renewables As Electricity Demand Soars To Record Highs

Texas Turns To Renewables As Electricity Demand Soars To Record Highs

Texas is sweating out a massive heat wave unusually early in the year – and sweating potential blackouts as all those air conditioning units put extra strain on the state’s infamously fragile grid. Already, before the hottest months of the year have even hit, Texans have annihilated previous records for all-time high electricity demand, surpassing … Read more

US Natural Gas Rises Over 4.5% Amid Pre-Summer Heat Wave

US Natural Gas Rises Over 4.5% Amid Pre-Summer Heat Wave

After plunging to a 5-week-low on Tuesday, natural gas prices in the US have ramped up again, gaining 4% on Wednesday on excessive temperatures expected to last through next week. By 3:05 pm CT, Henry Hub natural gas prices were at $7.514, up 4.52%, up over 109% year-to-date. July Nymex natural gas (NGN22) on Wednesday … Read more

Record-breaking heatwaves hit India, Pakistan bringing extreme April weather – National

Record-breaking heatwaves hit India, Pakistan bringing extreme April weather – National

Parts of India recorded their highest average temperatures on record in April, and the scorching weather is expected to stretch into May, authorities said on Saturday. India and neighboring Pakistan have been suffering from extreme heat waves this year, melting pavements, forcing school closures and triggering health and fire alerts. Northwest and central India recorded … Read more