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“While most of last year’s California fires remain under investigation, PG&E has been declared responsible for the wine country fires. In late September of this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed a measure that would allow PG&E to bill their customers for any future settlements, in order to prevent the utility from going bankrupt. This is a multi-billion-dollar bailout, along the lines of Wall Street in 2008. (Does anyone still want to live in California?)”
One concerned reader emailed me this:
Apparently PG&E is facing financial difficulties, including bankruptcy, due to the possibility that its equipment sparked wildfires in California. Last year, I had seen allegations on the internet that PG&E had a role in starting fires. To quote “(Bloomberg) — California’s biggest utility was plunged into full-blown crisis by the possibility that its equipment sparked one of the catastrophic wildfires ravaging the state.” Not surprisingly, the article did not give details of the equipment failures (probably smart meters and/or the smart meter infrastructure in my opinion). see finance.yahoo.com...
originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: ConspiracyofRavens
Please quote where the individual said fires could not be started with microwaves.
Now you cite a satellite placed in orbit that has the capacity, power, and position to focus microwaves in a tight enough beam to start a forest fire in California. Let me guess the fall back, “we don’t know what technology the government has”.....
The idea of capturing solar energy in space where the sun never stops shining and beaming it to Earth may seem far-fetched, but such technology is further along than most realize. In early 2018, scientists from the California Institute of Technology announced that they had succeeded in creating a prototype capable of harnessing and transmitting solar energy from space.
The rectenna, a ground-based receiver technology for the microwave-frequency SSP concept, was developed by Brown more than 50 years ago.2 Space-based solar power was first formally proposed in 1968.3 Major studies of the concept were funded by DOE and NASA in the 1970s and 80s, concluding that while significant R&D would be required to commercialize space solar, the associated challenges were not beyond what was expected for alternative systems of similar capability.4 To date, although many implementations have been conceptualized, 5–8 none have been realized due to the mass and number of launch of vehicles required to place the necessary infrastructure in orbit.