This fading summer will long be recalled for cascading climate disasters hurtling across the country like a runaway train. Fires destroyed Maui’s Lahaina and took more than 115 lives. Dangerous heat waves threatened two-thirds of the country. Smoke from Canadian wildfires blotted out the sun in the U.S. capital.
Amid the dispiriting news, there’s reason for hope: We’re on the cusp of a clean energy transformation that could slash carbon pollution from the nation’s dirtiest power plants.