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CHEAT SHEET: Blackout Summer

In this week’s Cheat Sheet, we discuss the historic test this summer will pose to our energy grid, and how it can teach us important lessons about the climate crisis.
CHEAT SHEET: Blackout Summer
A barber gives a haircut in the dark in Kolkata, India. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

This summer is expected to bring more widespread power outages around the world than any year in recent history. Such blackouts are often deadly, especially during heat waves when people rely on air conditioning or fans to stay cool.

Our new Cheat Sheet, exclusively for supporting subscribers, explains why you might lose power this summer, and what the situation reveals about our energy systems and the climate crisis.

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Takeaways Include:

• How historic droughts are sapping power generation.

• Why a utility company was convicted of manslaughter.

• What needs to be done to solve the crisis.


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