By Mark Ferron and Lorenzo Kristov, San Francisco Chronicle
California has the will, the ability and the technologies to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions and create resilient communities across the state. But Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s structure and regulatory framework are barriers to California’s clean energy future. Because they were designed for a top-down, centralized energy supply system, they impede electric-grid innovation and have no place for decentralized decision-making by those who actually use energy. Now, with PG&E in crisis, is the perfect opportunity to get the 21st century electric utility California needs.