California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Legislators in Massachusetts’ State Senate expect to wrestle with the state’s high electricity costs, a debate that begins with a public hearing on Sept. 29. [Boston Globe]

UK energy company Drax has abandoned a £1bn project to introduce carbon capture technology to cut emissions. [BBC News]

Researchers have reported an advance on a potentially cheap battery source, an advance that could make future such batteries far cheaper and simpler to build. [AAAS]