Energy & Green Tech

Is the electrical grid prepared for climate change?

Summer heat waves across the country tested whether America's aging electrical grid can keep up with demand—a problem scientists say will be exacerbated by climate change, as severe hurricanes, wildfires and other weather ...

Hardware

Sensor research helps fight wildfires

As climate change leads to larger and more frequent wildfires, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are using sensors, drones and machine learning to both prevent fires and reduce their ...

Software

Strengthening Puerto Rico's power grid

When Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm with 155-mph winds, made a direct hit on Puerto Rico in 2017, it ravaged the island's power grid and caused the longest blackout in U.S. history. Maria left many residents without ...

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