A sudden energy shortage following the coronavirus pandemic has led to increased demand for highly polluting fossil fuels. The demand comes at a time when the world's countries are trying hard to cut pollution and slow down the climate crisis.
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Lebanon suffered a nation-wide blackout on Saturday after the country's two largest power plants ran out of fuel. On Sunday, the electricity was restored temporarily after the army brought in emergency fuel.
Pakistan was thrown into darkness on Saturday as a major problem near its largest power plant triggered a collapse of the entire electrical grid. Most of the country's 210 million people were left without power.
A company called Heliogen has announced a new process that can reach extremely high temperatures using only the power of the sun. The process could help reduce the pollution that's causing the climate crisis.
The electricity went out in a large part of New York City on Saturday night, closing down theaters and leaving people trapped in elevators and subways for a short time.
A massive power failure has struck several countries in South America, leaving millions of people without electricity for nearly a day. No one is sure yet what caused the blackout.
After years without enough food or medicine, and money worth almost nothing, life in Venezuela has become even harder. Most of the country has been without electricity for the last four days.