What will it take for California to meet its new electric vehicle goals?

Sep 24, 2020
One expert says the state may need to improve its electric grid, while manufacturers bring down prices and pick up battery production.
A Tesla charges in Petaluma, California. Moving to an all-electric new-vehicle market could be a challenge for the state.
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PG&E blackouts have Californians scrambling for generators

Oct 28, 2019
The planned outages by California’s PG&E left hundreds of thousands without power this fall, and at least one company is benefiting.
A restaurant in Sonoma, California during the planned power outage by Pacific Gas & Electric in early October, 2019.
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What makes a grid "smart"?

Apr 5, 2019
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
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Duke Energy CEO on the future of energy

Oct 9, 2018
The company's big challenge is keeping pace with technology.
Lynn Good, president and CEO of Duke Energy, speaks at the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit in 2015 in Harrison, New York.
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Russian cyberattack "should wake us up," former Air Force officer says

Former Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff talks about the strategy behind the hacks.
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Some Puerto Ricans refuse to leave their island, despite lack of power

Dec 1, 2017
"That was horrible. It’s an experience that I don't ever want to live through again."
Glorimar Rivera outside her home in Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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Getting power back to millions in Florida won't be easy

Sep 11, 2017
The country has a 100-year-old grid system and more frequent extreme storms, reporter Scott Tong says. Will the state "build back better"?
A couple walks through the flooded streets of Naples, Florida, today. Hurricane Irma made another landfall near Naples yesterday after inundating the Florida Keys. Electricity was out in much of the region.
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This war game tests vulnerability of the power grid

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