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Time to build a new electrical system to protect our communities from planned power blackouts

The dramatic increase in the size and severity of California’s wildfires in recent years is just one example of the devastating effects of climate change. PG&E’s power shutdown due to high fire risk wind conditions is a stark reminder that our aging and unstable electrical system must be replaced now, not decades from now. In […]

Energy resilient communities through distributed, clean, smart and local microgrids (Advanced Community Energy or ACE)

by Kurt Johnson, The Climate Center (read full article on our website here) As climate-related disruptions grow more frequent and severe, we urgently need effective local strategies to achieve decarbonization, resilience, social equity and security. The common basis for all these goals is to create local electric systems — carbon-free, safe, resilient and accessible to […]

Blackouts Be Gone

Remember the rolling blackouts of 2001? They were frightening and really bad for the economy. This month California came dangerously close to a repeat performance. On August 10 and August 14, the company that manages the state’s electrical grid issued “Flex Alerts,” urging us to set our thermostats at 78 and wait until evening to […]