California’s aging, unstable and fragile electricity grid, explained

Every minute of every day in California, people flip a switch and in an instant, a light comes on. Power on-call and at our fingertips anytime, day or night, is so expected, so taken for granted that most of us don’t even give it a thought. But where does that power come from? For most […]

Could selling PG&E to its customers help solve California’s power problems?

JUDY WOODRUFF: When wildfires broke out again in California last month, residents weren’t just worried about the fires themselves. Many were angry and frustrated over intentional blackouts that were designed to reduce the risks of even more fires. The state’s largest utility, PG&E, was the target of much of that anger. The company’s maintenance of […]

Backup home generator stock surges as PG&E turns CA power off