California Power Officials Warn of Power Shortfalls This Summer Amid Increasing Strain from Climate Change
May 6, 2022
California power regulators are warning of power shortages and possible blackouts this summer as the state’s electrical grid faces increasing strain from drought and extreme heat.
“We know reliability is going to be difficult,” Alice Reynolds, president of the state’s Public Utilities Commission, said during a media briefing Friday, according to the Sacramento Bee. “We know climate change is putting Californians at risk of further outages.”