Sammy Roth

Sammy Roth covers energy for the Los Angeles Times. He previously reported for the Desert Sun and USA Today, where he focused on renewable energy, climate change, electric utilities and public lands. He grew up in Westwood and would very much like to see the Dodgers win the World Series.
California’s wildfire threat could be an opportunity for clean-energy microgrids

PG&E and Southern California Edison plan to shut off power preemptively to prevent wildfires. Energy companies say microgrids could help keep the lights on.

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Edison CEO talks wildfires, climate change and the utility’s vanishing monopoly

Edison International Chief Executive Pedro Pizarro talks about how the utility company is reducing wildfire risks.