PG&E’s scheduled blackouts generate heavy criticism

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Candles during a power outage. Credit: Pixabay.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Northern California are without electricity right now. That’s because Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has cut power during this week’s windy weather in an aggressive move to help the utility avoid sparking another wildfire like the one in Paradise last year. Residents are upset and concerned that PG&E isn’t investing enough in long-term grid security.