The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed a $1.68 billion settlement with PG&E for the role it played in igniting a series of deadly wildfires in 2017 and 2018 that killed more than 100 people.
Sustained power outages caused by electric-wire failures in Northern California could double or even quadruple in years to come unless PG&E Corp. steps up its replacement of aging equipment, according to a utility-commissioned analysis.
russell goldExclusive: PG&E needs to replace its aging power lines faster, or rate of power outages will double, then double again. That's what a PG&E-commissioned study obtained by The Wall Street Journal found
More than a dozen U.S. utilities that were targets in a recent wave of cyberattacks have been identified by The Wall Street Journal. Some of the utilities, most of which are relatively small, are strategically located near dams, locks and other...
russell goldSomeone is trying to get inside computers at small utilities near important infrastructure.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory study was pulled back by DOE headquarters, which called for more work on the findings.
russell goldWhat if we build a "super grid" to move renewable energy around?
The Energy Department looked at this and concluded it would cost $80 billion and deliver 2x benefits.
The study hasn't been released. Maybe in 2022.
russell goldThere's a stunning bit of news buried in this @pfairley article.
Political appointees *blocked* publication of a NREL study about how improving the power grid would allow more renewables.
Documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal show that the utility has long been aware that parts of its 18,500-mile transmission system were dangerously outdated. That includes towers on the line that sparked last year’s deadly Camp Fire.
Insurers are at the vanguard of a movement to put a value today on the unpredictable future of a warming planet
russell goldIt doesn't matter if you believe in the science of climate change. The weather doesn't care what you think.
The world is changing. Insurance companies must adjust -- or risk insolvency.
The first in a @wsj #priceofclimate series.