California lawmakers weighed a series of difficult options on Wednesday to revamp laws designed to lessen the likelihood of catastrophic wildfires, and considered the thorny question of who should foot
California may finally achieve its dream of an integrated western grid — if skeptics can be convinced the state’s energy policies and economy are protected.
Regionalizing would eliminate barriers between
Two decades ago, when California deregulated the delivery of electric power, lawmakers, regulators and even some environmentalists hailed the decision as a way to lower consumers’ bills.
The strategy proved
PG&E and other investor-owned utilities in California cut off service to a record 886,000 households last year, leaving an estimated 2.5 million Californians without electricity, natural gas or both.
How Regional Grid Expansion (AB 813) Threatens California’s Consumers and Climate Goals
The regional grid proposed in AB 813 (Holden, D-Pasadena) would likely mean higher monthly bills for California consumers,