Horrendous heat waves cook up an air-conditioning vicious cycle

Plus, why Europe is creaming the U.S. when it comes to EV sales

. . . . It’s a point of pride in the Pacific Northwest: Local residents driving visitors from the airport like to note the small number of air conditioners sticking out of windows or walls. And if you’ve been there until recently, you’ll know why. Lots of gray days with temperatures well under 70°F. Same for the United Kingdom and other Northern Europea…

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