A heat wave and record levels of electricity demand are straining infrastructure.
The load can overwhelm the electric grid during heat waves, but this summer's outages have raised new questions.
"We would love to have a nationwide moratorium on all utility shut-offs, but every day, turn-offs are happening," Sherrilyn Ifill says.
PG&E's power grid infrastructure has been blamed for wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
The utility's parent company brought in more than $2 billion in profits last year.
Many suppliers of electrical power are facing the question of when to get to zero emissions, not if they need to get there.
A variety of stakeholders have a variety of opinions on the development of the 15-turbine windfarm.
California lawmakers are back in session after a holiday break, and a new governor is in place. One of the sticky issues all those folks might have to confront is what to do about the troubled utility Pacific Gas and Electric. The investor-owned utility provides gas and electricity to more than 5 million Californians. And […]
California damages topped $10 billion in 2017. The bill for this year's fires could be worse.
With increased wildfires, utilities in California are trying to pass on the cost of damages to customers
Lawmakers in California have introduced a bill to make it harder for state utilities to have customers cover the cost of fire damage.