Mapping Fire Risk and Planning for Recovery in Sonoma County

“In the State of California, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CALFIRE, maps Fire Hazard Severity Zones based on fuels, terrain, weather, and other relevant factors. These areas are classified into three zones: Moderate, High, and Very High. While CALFIRE data provide an essential baseline for assessing and mapping fire hazard zones, the…

Avoiding another California electricity crisis

“The judges who made those rulings thought they were providing an efficient and equitable way to spread costs of natural disasters, by having all utility customers contribute the “just compensation” and eliminating any need to prove that utilities were at fault for widespread damage to which their equipment contributed. But there is substantial doubt whether…
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