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California’s Blackout Is Africa’s Everyday Reality

Enforced power outages in the Golden State are a reminder that we’ll need energy and development to fight the effects of climate change

An Oakland police cruiser has its lights on in the Montclair shopping district during the PG&E California power outage.
An Oakland police cruiser flashes its lights in the Montclair shopping district during the PG&E power outage across California. Photo: MediaNews Group/Getty

PPower outages across California affecting some 2.5 million people have been creating chaos in the state. Traffic lights are down, refrigerators are off…

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Todd Moss

Todd Moss

Founder and executive director of the Energy for Growth Hub, nonres fellow at Baker Institute at Rice, Payne Institute at Colorado School of Mines, and CGD.