New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC have seen a spike in demand for power.
But as the nation grapples with its worst winter storm in decades, a new report says that many cities are also on the brink of a crisis.
It’s a trend that is expected to continue as the cold continues to creep into the region.
“In the long run, it’s going to take a lot of wind and a lot more solar, more wind and solar on a large scale,” said David Himmelstein, a senior scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
“There’s going be more solar panels and wind turbines in places like California than any other state in the country.”
The report says the national power grid is vulnerable to disruptions from the storm.
The National Weather Service in Virginia says a “very strong and persistent” system of low pressure is threatening to dump large amounts of snow on much of the country.
This image taken from video shows snow in New York, U.S., on Feb. 5, 2017.
The National Weather and Climate Center in Atlanta says a system of cold front pressure is moving west and a cold front is moving south in the United States.
The report says this will create a “significant change” in the energy demand and availability.
At the moment, it looks like we are going to see a huge spike in energy demand in the coming months, Himmellstein said.
It’s going as we speak, and it’s not just because of the weather, it has everything to do with climate change.
The U.K. is experiencing a spike, the report says, with power demand surging by as much as 40%.
“It’s like a new normal, a real-life version of a heatwave,” Himmelfstein said of the winter storms.
“It’s the heatwave of the future.”
The report also says that more than half of all the U.R.S. electric capacity is currently offline.
That’s a problem because this will affect people’s homes and businesses, and the grid is expected by the government to be more vulnerable to natural disasters in the future.
For the most part, Himmerstein said, the U-turn on the power grid will be temporary.
“The U.N. says we should expect to see some stability to that in the next few years,” he said.
“But we’re not there yet.
We’re still at this stage of the system.
We’ve got a long way to go.”