Positivity Podcast Ep. 2: PG&E Shutdown

Exploring the positives of the recent scheduled PG&E shutdown


Lakshanyaa Ganesh and Oishee Misra

October 9th 2019 was scheduled to be the first day of the PG&E power outage affecting over 500,000 California residents. There were a lot of people angry and disheartened at this news, and rightfully so, considering they have to go without electricity, power or gas, which causes inconveniences for everyone involved. However, it’s important to keep in mind the goal of this outage: preventing wildfires like those that occured last year. We don’t mean to sound entitled or invalidating to the very real consequences of this event, but we do want to shed light on some of the silver linings of this situation. Here are the positives.