Thousands without power after Typhoon Haikui batters Taiwan
Haikui made landfall in the mountainous and sparsely populated far southeast of Taiwan, the first typhoon to directly hit Taiwan in four years.
Britain to pay homes to use less power again this winter
Some 1.6 million British homes joined the scheme last winter, saving over 3,300 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity enough to power around 10 million homes.
US state grid operator appeals for conservation as heatwave persists
The fragility of the Texas grid was highlighted in 2021, when a massive blackout killed dozens and left millions without power, water and heat for days as gas supply lines and power plants froze.
Texas power demand to break more records in heat
One megawatt can power around 1,000 US homes on a typical day, but only about 200 homes on a hot summer day in Texas.
South Korea torrential rain triggers power cuts, flight cancellations
Over 4,000 households have experienced power cuts in the capital Seoul due to the heavy rain with 136 people forced to evacuate nationwide, reports say.
Texas power demand misses record, but more highs seen in heatwave
Meteorologists forecast high temperatures in Houston, the biggest city in Texas, would hit 37.8 Celsius almost every day from July 12-19.
Govt's focus on B40 risks alienating PH voter base, says analyst
But while many in the middle class are said to be dissatisfied with issues such as the cost of electricity, they may find themselves faced with a lack of options.
Concerns swirl over hike in electricity bills
Many domestic users say their bills have gone up despite no change in their electricity use.
Mexico's heatwave strains energy grid with record demand
The heatwave is forecast to continue for several more days.
Chinese cities break heat records, stressing electricity grid
Since March, China has experienced higher-than-normal temperatures.
China's southern cities call for power saving as grid stress increases
Southern China has been beleaguered by a combination of hot temperatures and heavy rainfalls in recent weeks, with power loads in cities approaching historic highs due to soaring demand for air-conditioning.
Vietnam capital dims street lights to save energy during heatwave
Vietnam called for electrical devices to be turned off when not in use, and for air-conditioning to be kept above 26 degrees C.