The Big Questions Raised by PG&E’s Coming Bankruptcy

By [email protected] Pacific Gas & Electric, overwhelmed by an estimated $30 billion in potential liability damages from California’s deadliest wildfires of 2017 and 2018, announced plans Monday to file for bankruptcy by month’s end.

The move sets the stage for what could be a years-long struggle to restructure the state’s largest utility to improve its safety, keep up with California’s clean-energy and carbon-reduction goals, and prepare it for a future in which climate change makes wildfires an increasing threat.

PG&E’s impending bankruptcy presents a massive set of challenges to state policymakers and other parties involved in its restructuring to come. Tasks include how

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