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Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms

By IVAN PENN and STANLEY REED

The Interior Department is moving to lease parcels in the deep Pacific waters for development, which could help the state meet its clean-energy goals.

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The new champion of changes in the Polish power sector [Promoted content]

By Filip Grzegorczyk

The transition of the Polish power sector is speeding up despite the difficult regulatory and business environment, writes Filip Grzegorczyk, CEO of TAURON Polska Energia.

Irving Like, 93, Dies; Foe of Power Plant and Friend of Fire Island

By SAM ROBERTS

Mr. Like, an environmental lawyer, waged a long and ultimately successful fight against the Shoreham nuclear generator on Long Island.

Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires. But Who Wins When the Lights Go Out?

By IVAN PENN

Citing safety concerns, power companies in California are shutting down electricity when and where the hazard is greatest. Consumer advocates see a strong-arm strategy to change liability law.

Q. & A.: Val McDermid on What It’s Like Judging the Man Booker Prize

By ALEX MARSHALL

She read 171 books for the prestigious literary prize. “On Oct. 17, I’m going to sit down and read a book I have no obligation to read,” she said.

To Avoid More California Wildfires, a Utility Tries Shutting Off the Power

By MATT STEVENS and SARAH MERVOSH

As weather conditions threaten another blaze, Pacific Gas and Electric Company said it turned off power for thousands in Northern California.

Thousands in Florida May Not Get Electricity Back for Weeks

By AUDRA D. S. BURCH and PATRICIA MAZZEI

The damage done to power lines and poles by Hurricane Michael was so complete in some areas that utility workers must start from scratch, officials say.

It Once Caused Earthquakes. Now a Driller in Britain Tries Fracking Again

By STANLEY REED

Battling big expense and persistent protests, Cuadrilla Resources returns to again attempt shale gas production after its first effort triggered small tremors.

Hurricane Michael Leaves Trail of Destruction as It Slams Florida’s Panhandle

By RICHARD FAUSSET, ALAN BLINDER and PATRICIA MAZZEI

Residents and emergency workers spent most of the day hunkered down, only emerging after nightfall to begin assessing the Category 4 storm’s toll.

UN’s latest stark climate report is proof the EU must end fossil fuel age

By Jagoda Munic

On Saturday, as top climate scientists were putting the final touches to the latest shattering UN report on climate science, thousands of people were protesting against the expansion of one of Europe’s biggest, dirtiest coalmines, writes Jagoda Munic.

Great Expectations from COP24’s Polish hosts

By Sam Morgan

Poland’s turn at holding the UN’s annual climate summit is meant to be the one shot at making the Paris Agreement a reality. But the hosts also want to make sure “no-one gets left behind” by what promises to be a major societal change.

Tech We’re Using: The Sun Sets. The Wind Dies. But Energy Data Is Relentless.

By IVAN PENN

Alternative power sources have upended the electric grid. Ivan Penn, who covers the beat, discusses the changes and how he keeps track of them.

Nonfiction: The Power of Enraged Women

By ELAINE BLAIR

“Good and Mad,” by Rebecca Traister, and “Rage Becomes Her,” by Soraya Chemaly, argue that women’s anger is unappreciated as a catalyst for political change.

Cheaper Battery Is Unveiled as a Step to a Carbon-Free Grid

By IVAN PENN

The entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong says his company’s tests of zinc-based storage for solar and wind energy show the potential for large-scale use.

Tech We’re Using: The Sun Sets. The Wind Dies. But Energy Data Is Relentless.

By IVAN PENN

Alternative power sources have upended the electric grid. Ivan Penn, who covers the beat, discusses the changes and how he keeps track of them.

How Zinc Batteries Could Change Energy Storage

By IVAN PENN

Making the batteries rechargeable and lowering their cost are seen as important advances in enabling the electric grid to depend on power from renewable sources.

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