Daniel B. Markind, Esq.
Flaster Greenberg PC
PG&E California blackouts, intentional, tell us so much about what is wrong with that state’s energy policies and those planned for us by anti-gas folks.
Pacific Gas and Electric provided its customers in northern California with a glimpse of the future last week. Due to extremely dry conditions coupled with the prospect of strong winds, and cognizant of last year’s massive forest fires partially sparked by PG&E power lines, the utility instituted rolling power blackouts over large areas of its territory.
Starting Wednesday, October 9, Californians in 34 counties had their power suspended by PG&E, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in January in the face of huge potential liability over the 2018 fires. Approximately 800,000 people were, or still are without power. Some blackouts lasted for days.
Editor’s Note: Dan nails the problem G&E faces in the wacky world of California energy politics, where sanity is incarcerated in a prison of green political correctness and virtue signaling takes priority over the ability to dispatch energy as needed. It may be the most beautiful state in the union but it is undeniably the most dysfunctional one (with New York running a close second).
Daniel Markind is a shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC who practices in Energy, Real Estate, Corporate, and Aviation Law. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect those of Flaster Greenberg PC.