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A New Surge in Power Use Is Threatening U.S. Climate Goals

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2024
From The Left
Climate Change, Electricity
Nathan Howard for The New York Times

Something unusual is happening in America. Demand for electricity, which has stayed largely flat for two decades, has begun to surge.

Over the past year, electric utilities have nearly doubled their forecasts of how much additional power they’ll need by 2028 as they confront an unexpected explosion in the number of data centers, an abrupt resurgence in manufacturing driven by new federal laws, and millions of electric vehicles being plugged in.

Many power companies were already struggling to keep the lights on, especially during extreme weather, and say the strain...

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