California Western issues

Anne C. Mulkern



Anne has written extensively about California's climate law, the state's push on renewable power, electric vehicles, drought, and the people leading key energy developments. She's covered issues in Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state. She earlier reported on lobbying and influence from E&E News' Washington, D.C., headquarters. She worked previously for The Denver Post's Washington bureau and several California papers including the Orange County Register. She graduated from UCLA.

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Are blackouts here to stay? A look into the future

It's 2030. The risk of raging wildfires has intensified since the largest utility in California made history a decade earlier by triggering blackouts. Higher temperatures bake the arid West, and drier winds threaten to turn sparks into roaring infernos. We asked experts how electric utilities might adapt.