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City Visions: What can be done about PG&E?

Courtesy PG&E

Host Ethan Elkind does a deep dive into PG&E.  Among the many questions that are explored:

What is the path forward for the troubled utility, as it faces bankruptcy, huge financial liabilities, and the consequences of mismanagement and climate change?

Who should bear the burden of PG&Es debts - shareholders or ratepayers?  


Will victims get their due?


Is it even possible to deliver electricity safely in California?


Should San Francisco create its own utility?


Producer: Wendy Holcombe




Supervisor Hillary Ronen from San Francisco’s District 9.  

Severin Borenstein, Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and Faculty Director of the Energy Institute at Haas.

Catherine Sandoval, Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University and former Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission.