As everyone knows, Earth receives energy radiating from the sun which warms the planet. But if that were the whole energy story, Earth would get increasingly hotter and hotter. Since Earth has been around for billions of years and is … Continue reading
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When it’s cold—and we need to heat our homes with natural gas—CONSERVE!–we are told. And when it’s hot—and we need to cool our homes with electricity to power our air conditioners—CONSERVE!–we are told, again. What gives?? Why can’t California’s power … Continue reading
The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays 01.31.19 – 6:00PM PG&E’s bankruptcy could have ripple effects far beyond the fate of the utility company. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization this week because of financial liabilities from several years of … Continue reading
Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Climatewire In the summer of 2017, before a series of wildfires ripped across California’s wine country, killing 44 people, incinerating thousands of homes and causing $9.4 billion in damage, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was riding … Continue reading
(originally posted on California Current, cacurrent.com by V. John White on March 3, 2016 – link) The California Public Utilities Commission in 2013 and 2014 authorized Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric to buy power to meet … Continue reading