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PG&E power outages bring high economic costs for California

Nov 10, 2019

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Michael Wara quoted in multiple outlets about the economic impact of PG&E's decision to shut off power across parts of California. This measure, aimed at preventing wildfires, comes after PG&E's power lines were found responsbile for starting the 2018 Camp Fire.

Oct. 10, 2019 | PG&E power outage could cost the California economy more than $2 billion | CNBC

Oct. 10, 2019 | Anger builds over PG&E's decision to cut power to 700,000 customers | KTVU San Francisco

Oct. 10, 2019 | In California, food spoils, businesses close as power outages imposed | Reuters

Oct. 10, 2019 | For the Most Vulnerable, California Blackouts ‘Can Be Life or Death’ | New York Times

Oct. 10, 2019 | California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts | Washington Post

Oct. 11, 2019 | 'No More Shutoffs at This Time': PG&E Scrambles to Restore Power Amid Mounting Criticism | KQED

Oct. 11, 2019 | Frustration over power shut-offs as some areas have no power — and no wind | San Francisco Chroncial

Oct. 11, 2019 | Small C&I Customers Losing Estimated Billions from Planned CA Outages | Environment + Energy Leader

Oct. 15, 2019 | PG&E Says Power Outages Aren’t Going Away, Leaving California Businesses to Confront an Uncertain Future | Forbes

Oct. 16, 2019 | Millions are out of power in California, but were the PG&E shutoffs necessary? | PBS 

Oct. 18, 2019 | From Apple to wineries, businesses turn to solar in midst of power outages | Washington Post

Oct. 18, 2019 | What can California’s utilities learn from San Diego’s planned blackouts? | KCRW

Oct. 23, 2019 | PG&E to shut off power to reduce risk of sparking wildfires | Fox Business

Oct. 24, 2019 | California Blackouts Force Businesses to Tally Their Losses | Wall Street Journal

Oct. 24, 2019 | Wildfires and blackouts: How Californians can prepare | KCRW

Nov. 10, 2019 | A rising number of US companies are flagging wildfire risk as suppression costs climb | CNBC

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