Emission free backup power for California

California is considering the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power the state during power shutdowns.

The considered use of hydrogen fuel cells and renewable energy for the state comes after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced multiple planned power shutdowns.

The San Francisco-based company announced that it will be pre-emptively be shutting off electricity in power lines running through areas which are at high risk of wildfires.

At present, California has responded to the shutdowns through large-scale deployment of diesel generators across the state. The generators may act as a quick fix for the state but also act as a bad source of pollution.

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