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CALIFORNIA BURNING The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric--and What It Means for America's Power Grid

by | Read by Nan McNamara

Business & Finance • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

San Francisco-based Katherine Blunt, who covers renewable energy and utilities for the WALL STREET JOURNAL, provides an exceptionally well-researched, incisive analysis of the decline of the Northern California utility Pacific Gas and Electric. Narrator Nan McNamara is easy on the ears, and her relaxed presence and well-paced delivery make reams of detail easier to understand and assimilate. McNamara's urging tone takes center stage as she takes the listener through complex accounts of shareholders prioritizing ever greater dividends and state legislators pushing agendas that satisfy those who fund elections. Corporate malfeasance leads to lost lives and disastrous wildfires. If it weren't for the profound sadness of the potentially insoluble issues, portions of this audiobook would read like a disaster film screenplay. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593586907 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2022

DD ISBN 9780593586914 $76.00

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