Solving California’s Power Crisis Is Both Simple and Unpopular

The state has options for reducing outages, even in record-breaking heat waves

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Bloomberg
Sep 18 · 6 min read
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Power lines and transmission towers at sunrise in Crockett, California, U.S., on Aug. 19. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

By David R Baker, Mark Chediak, Brian Eckhouse and Dave Merrill

Modern societies aren’t supposed to lose power when it gets hot, and few spots are as indispensable to modernity as California, home to…

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