The future of PG&E, and whether any of California’s utilities can prevent wildfires

Camp Fire in Paradise, November 8, 2018. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

State investigators have determined that PG&E was responsible for the Camp Fire last year in Paradise, California. The fire killed 85 people and destroyed more than 10,000 homes. PG&E CEO Bill Johnson said yesterday, “It’s a disappointment this happened. Let’s not do this again.” 

Credits

Guest:
Michael Wara - Senior Research Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment; Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program at Stanford University

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Adriana Cargill, Nihar Patel