The fire, which started last week, has now burned more than 47 square miles and is only 15 percent contained, according to the state forest fire agency,
In a report filed late Sunday (https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21011766/071821.pdf) with the
"With advances in decentralized power generation and storage, notably rooftop solar installations and community microgrids, this latest admission from
"Second, the era of all-powerful, monopoly electric utilities should be brought a swift close in
Earlier this month, the utility - reviled by many ratepayers - petitioned the PUC for a
The only concrete way to prevent future wildfires caused by
Locally generated and distributed renewable electricity, primarily from solar, would dramatically reduce rolling blackouts initiated by utilities to prevent fires that are often triggered by power lines traversing the state, like the one that
The popular program was deployed to reduce the state's reliance on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in order to help combat the climate crisis. And it helps mitigate the risks of fires caused by downed or damaged power lines.