Unprecedented Heat in the Southwest Shatters Energy Use Records

July 05, 2017

ARE Professor Max Auffhammer is featured in this Desert Sun article on electricity use spikes in the Southwest during heatwaves. Record-breaking demand for electricity is likely to continue, said Auffhammer, who wrote a paper on the subject in February. Hot states with growing populations, such as Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, will feel the biggest impact, he said.