Ed Hirs2020-03-22T16:43:16-07:00The third rail of energy policy for every elected official in Washington D.C. is that no one is re-elected if the price at pump or the price at the electricity meter increases. Not Republicans. Not Democrats.
Ed Hirs2020-03-22T16:48:23-07:00Could a ban on fracking happen? Would it benefit the nation? Democratic presidential candidates and some incumbent officeholders have recently called for a ban on the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells, which is used to boost recovery from shale formations.
Ed Hirs2020-03-22T16:52:02-07:00Pacific Gas & Electric, the largest utility in California, is cutting electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers to stave off the possibility of sparking another Camp Fire. The blackouts are the correct response by PG&E. The potential cost in lives lost and billions of dollars in devastation are too great when weighed against relatively little lost revenue.