Texas grid operator made $16 billion price error during winter storm, watchdog says

Power grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) made a $16 billion pricing error in the week of the winter storm that led to power outages across Texas, Potomac Economics, which monitors the state’s power market, said. ERCOT kept market prices for power too high for more than a day after widespread outages ended […]

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Gap to invest $140 million to build Texas warehouse as online sales swell

A pedestrian walks by the closed GAP flagship store on August 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Gap said Wednesday it will invest $140 million to construct a distribution center in Longview, Texas, as part of its effort to double its online business over the next two years. Upon completion, […]

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View: India should head to London climate talks with a definitive plan of action

Climate change is manifesting itself across the world, whether through unprecedented wildfires in Australia, droughts in Sub-Saharan Africa, or winter freezes in Texas. By some counts, India is among the countries most threatened by climate change. It’s in our interest to listen to our climate activists and press for global action. While no country alone […]

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100 million Americans brace for more cold, ice and snow

The winter weather that has overwhelmed power grids unprepared for climate change and left millions without electricity in record-breaking cold kept its grip on the nation’s midsection Wednesday. At least 20 people have died, some while struggling to find warmth inside their homes. In the Houston area, one family succumbed to carbon monoxide from car […]

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Severe winter storm temporarily shutters hundreds of Walmart stores in Texas, other states

Ice covers trees and bushes outside Walmart during extreme cold weather in Cleveland, Mississippi, February 11, 2021. Rory Doyle | Reuters Hundreds of Walmart stores are temporarily closed as winter weather causes severe ice and power outages in Texas, the Southeast and other parts of the country. The big-box retailer said 456 stores and clubs […]

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