P E R S P E C T I V E S:
Wind, Wires, and Fire
By Rinaldo S. Brutoco
The following Perspectives column was published in the September 10, 2020 (online and printed) edition of the Montecito Journal as well as on the World Business Academy website.
The devastating Paradise fire was caused by sparking from Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E’s) high-voltage transmission lines that run through all sorts of back country and forests in Northern California. Unfortunately, that tragedy is but one of dozens of fires started from high-voltage transmission lines which, by definition, often run through forests and remote back country terrain. Continue reading…