Today, Gov. Gavin Newsom released a report titled “Wildfires and Climate Change: California’s Energy Future” developed by the Strike Team he formed to address wildfire issues in California. In response, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) issued the following statement:
“While we are still reviewing the Strike Team’s 52-page report, we applaud Gov. Newsom for his leadership and his sense of urgency in addressing critical wildfire policy issues. The strike team’s report highlights many important issues, and we look forward to being part of the conversation to help address the state’s wildfire risks.
“Any solution that is presented to the Legislature for approval needs to adequately protect the interests of all Californians, and should take into account the significant investments our region has made over the past decade to protect our communities from devastating wildfires.
“There is still work that needs to be done to reform the regulatory, legislative, and policy structure to adequately reflect the challenging wildfire and climate change conditions and possible liabilities.”