82 – Wildfires result in death, bankruptcy and service disruption. What did the Camp Fire teach us?
This week Chris and Johan are joined by Katherine Blunt, the author of California Burining: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric—and What It Means for America’s Power Grid. In the book, Blunt chronicles the evolution of PG&E’s shareholder base, from innovators who built some of California’s first long-distance power lines to aggressive investors keen on reaping dividends. The three discuss the history of the PG&E company and how the company was somewhat accountable for the California Camp Fire incident. Listen in to hear more about the book and the less glorious parts of the energy industry.
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