Will Wade

Government, Business, Safety

Vast Grid Damage Will Leave Some Laura Victims in Dark for Weeks

Traffic signals dangle close to the roadway from broken utility poles in Lake Charles, La. on Aug. 30. Traffic signals dangle close to the roadway from broken utility poles in Lake Charles, La. on Aug. 30. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Parts of Louisiana will be without power for weeks after Hurricane Laura caused “catastrophic” damage to the region’s grid, mangling steel transmission towers and snapping utility poles as if they were twigs.

Will Wade | Bloomberg News
August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

US Emissions Set for Record Dive With Factories and Cars Idled

Highway 83 sits empty of traffic in Baltimore on April 25. Highway 83 sits empty of traffic in Baltimore on April 25. (Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News)

Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are poised for a record plunge this year, the result of coronavirus lockdown orders that have shuttered factories, closed stores and left cars and jets sitting idle.

Will Wade | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

California Port City Shuts Key Coal-Export Route

Coal-Export The Richmond-Levin Terminal stands in Richmond, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

A critical route for American coal exports to Asia is drying up after yet another U.S. port city passed a law to bar the fuel from leaving its shores.

Will Wade | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2020
Business

Coal Prices Are Up, and US Miners Still Can’t Catch a Break

Coal graphic

The global coal markets have been on a tear lately. And America’s miners still are tanking.

Will Wade | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2019