Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Shades of Gray at Berkeley

Bankrupt utility PG&E - in case you haven't been following such things - is shutting off power in portions of the Bay Area, under the rationale that it will avoid starting wildfires on windy days. UC-Berkeley is apparently essentially shut down as a result.

There may be political fallout from such episodes. You may "recall" former Gov. Gray Davis' experience with on-and-off electric power.
 Incumbent Governor (and ex officio regent) Newsom clearly remembers:

California’s governor says residents should be outraged and infuriated by news of a widespread power shut-off to prevent deadly wildfires but that the utility had no choice...


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