Michael Wara

Senior Research Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment; Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program at Stanford University

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Senior Research Scholar at the Woods Institute for the Environment; Director of the Climate and Energy Policy Program at Stanford University.

Michael Wara on KCRW

The Easy Fire broke out early today in Simi Valley, and within hours, it swept over thousands of acres, pushed by 50-70 mph winds.

The economic impact of fire evacuations and blackouts

The Easy Fire broke out early today in Simi Valley, and within hours, it swept over thousands of acres, pushed by 50-70 mph winds.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

SoCal Edison cut off power for tens of thousands of Southern California residents this morning. PG&E did the same to hundreds of thousands of Northern California residents.

Wildfires and blackouts: How Californians can prepare

SoCal Edison cut off power for tens of thousands of Southern California residents this morning. PG&E did the same to hundreds of thousands of Northern California residents.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

What can California’s utilities learn from San Diego’s planned blackouts?

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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