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californiaPG&E Estimates 2029-2033 Until They Fix Grid Fire Danger Problems

One week ago, PG&E (California electric utility) cut power to about 2 million people in Northern and Central California, saying the outages were needed due to high winds and dry conditions that could spark wildfires. The power was for days …

businessPG&E Forces Customers to Suffer Billions in Costs Because PGE Failed to Make Their System Safe

PG&E is choosing to create what could be among the worst power outages in US history. This is not an outage where the weather directly caused the outage. It was not a hurricane that broke power lines. The winds had …

californiaDark Days Ahead in the PGE Dark Age

A website Willyweather tracks wind levels from the NOAA data. Moderate wind levels combined with Red Flag warnings have been enough for PGE to shutoff power to about 2 million people. Red Flag Warnings are common and those warnings have …

californiaRooftop Solar is Also Off in a Power Outage

PG&E is shutting off power to 800,000 Californians today and tomorrow. More than 1 million California homes are already soaking up sunshine with solar panels to generate electricity. Next year, that number will surge as new building standards take effect …

californiaPGE Will Have Unreliable Power from Napa Through Santa Clara Til the End of 2019

PG&E is considering implementing Public Safety Power Shutoffs that may impact portions of 30 northern, central, coastal and Bay Area counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San …

californiaFasTrak Incorrectly Charges Millions of Drivers and Does Not Care

The picture above is California Highway sign is from the quarterly Metro Transportation Commission report. I have personally never seen the digital sign mention the Flex Fastrak transponder. You will see below the large highway sign a tiny 2 foot …

californiaShortage of Funds for Shorter California High-Speed Rail

California Governor Gavin Newsome recently said the new goal for California’s High-Speed Rail project would be to complete a 171-mile long section between Merced and Bakersfield. The original goal objective was to link San Franciso and Los Angeles. The current …

california$500 Per Month Basic Income Experiment in California

There has been a lot of worries about the future having high levels of unemployment. This is from fears that the advance of artificial intelligence will cause waves of mass unemployment at levels beyond what has been experienced in the …

californiaCalifornia Governor Newsome Wants to Complete High-Speed Rail From Merced to Bakersfield

Newsom said California will complete a 110-mile (177 km) high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield. This would not meet the requirements of the original bond measure. California had originally planned to build a 520-mile system in the first phase …