More than 500,000 in California are already without power

Libertine

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Wow, over a million total and this is expected to become a year round event.


More than 513,000 Northern California homes and businesses went dark Wednesday in the first phase of a Public Safety Power Shutoff aimed at curbing wildfire risks amid high winds.

Another 234,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers will lose power at noon California time, and 42,000 customers in the southernmost areas of the company's reach could also go dark, the company said.

The state is bracing for another severe wildfire "season," although officials say that season has become just about year-round. PG&E ordered a much smaller power cutoff in June involving thousands of customers in the Northern California counties of Napa, Solano and Yolo.
 
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People are going to hate PGE before long, if they didn't already.
 

Libertine

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How does one work? Travel?
Or refrigerate or do anything else. There is a big push in California to outlaw all gas appliances, Berkley has already did it. At least with natural gas you still have some options.
 
Jul 2013
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Climate change is dictating what we can do and controlling our reactions. It will keep getting worse year by year, just like it has over the past decade.
 
May 2016
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These climate disasters are going to come more and more frequently as the climate keeps getting worse and worse, are you entertained?
This is almost an annual event in California. It's just that PGE is on line for creating previous fires.
 
Mar 2012
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These climate disasters are going to come more and more frequently as the climate keeps getting worse and worse, are you entertained?
Thing is stuff like this is just going to get people more pissed off than anything. If they cant work or get money to pay bills they arent going to give a crap about anything else.
 
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Or refrigerate or do anything else. There is a big push in California to outlaw all gas appliances, Berkley has already did it. At least with natural gas you still have some options.
Except natural gas is coming under fire too. Here we converted all electricity from coal to natural gas. So we are very dependent on it. Yet still a lot of people use wood to heat. People will be forced to do what they have to do. None of this will help anything.