Blackout

The 2018 Camp Fire was one of the most destructive in California’s history, resulting in over eighty deaths and destroying the town of Paradise. Dry weather and hot winds fanned the flames - but the spark that lit them came from a faulty transmission line. That and other wildfires have been found to be the result of negligence on the part of California’s biggest utility, PG&E. Their solution? Pulling the plug on millions of customers. But who pays the bill? And with PG&E facing bankruptcy, how will California power its future? Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode. Guests: Russell Gold, Reporter, Wall Street Journal JD Morris, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle Catherine Wolfram, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Chair of the Faculty; Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Emily Wimberger, Climate Economist, Rhodium Group Loretta Lynch, Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission Danny Kennedy, Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund Portions of this program were recorded at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


by Climate One