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What's Driving California's Blackouts?

Posted on AllSides August 27th, 2020

This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:


  • On August 14th and 15th, blackouts in California cut off power to several hundred thousand houses.
  • Some critics blamed the blackouts on California's dependence on solar and wind energy.
  • Steve Berberich, who's in charge of of the state's power grid, disputes the claim that renewable energy is at fault.
  • Some sources instead believe that a dependence on fossil fuels and climate change caused unprecedented heat waves
  • ...
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