Thursday Top of the Scroll: California declares grid emergency, warning of blackouts
. . . The worst dry spell in 1,200 years has gripped nearly every inch of California with drought this summer, leaving rivers and reservoirs perilously low. That has significant implications for a state that generates about 10% of its electricity from hydroelectric dams and has aggressively closed natural-gas power plants in recent years.
- Los Angeles Times: California officials ask residents to conserve energy during heat wave
- Bloomberg: California’s Early Brush With Blackouts Bodes Ill for Days Ahead
- Mercury News: ‘Extremely amplified, juiced up’ Northern California heat wave prompts calls to conserve energy
- CNN News Wire: As heat wave grips the West, millions in California are urged to set thermostats to 78 degrees to conserve electricity today
- The Associated Press: California wildfires prompt evacuations amid heat wave
- KCRA – Sacramento: California heat wave on the way, but which days through Labor Day weekend will be the hottest?