Tag: power shutoffs

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Power shutoffs deepened pandemic toll while utilities collected millions in relief

November 8, 2021

Via: Energy News Network

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities have been disproportionately at risk of hospitalization and death. Recent research suggests high utility bills and utility shutoffs played a role in that impact — while companies were receiving federal funds […]

News and Policies, State

California wildfires intensify amid hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, power shutoffs

October 28, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

California’s governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wildfires fueled by high winds continue to ravage parts of the state and millions are left without power because of planned power shutoffs. The California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, […]