The disruption adds to challenges for the ruling Communist Party, which is trying to shore up sagging economic growth.
Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave
Weather officials announce the earliest end to the country's annual summer rainy season since the Japan Meteorological Agency began keeping records in 1951.
Duke Energy works on plan to phase out coal, reduce carbon emissions
Duke Energy says it's on track to stop generating electricity with coal by 2035. That includes the Belews Creek site in Stokes County, one of its largest plants.
Winter Storm Leaves Many In Texas Without Power And Water
Nearly 3 million Texas electricity customers are enduring extreme cold and some cities say tap water must be boiled. One utility says its repair crews have been harassed by angry residents.
Emotional Emancipation Circle Brings Support, Connection, And Learning To East Winston
In 2018, eleven Black women volunteered to come together over eight weeks to share, learn, support one another, and to find out more about how systemic poverty has impacted their lives.
California Reservation's Solar Microgrid Provides Power During Utility Shutoffs
California utility PG&E continues planned power outages to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires. One Native tribe's solar-powered microgrid is proving to be a lifeline for rural communities.
NC Plant Turns Poultry Waste Into Electricity
Duke Energy and other utilities are investing in more home-grown energy sources. This new addition will come from poultry waste.
Utility Giant PG&E Voluntarily Shuts Off Power, Could Impact 800,000 Calif. Customers
California is in the peak of its wildfire season. With strong winds forecast to hit 70 mph on Wednesday, the utility says it wants to reduce the chance that its wires could spark a fire.
Outages In Carolinas Down To 175K After Michael
Duke Energy says 10,000 people are working to restore power to about 175,000 customers across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Michael.