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As PG&E Leaves Millions Without Power Amid Wildfires, Sanders Says Time to Think About 'Public Ownership of Major Utilities'

Jake Johnson

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate has proposed a Green New Deal that would create "a modern, high-volt, underground, renewable, direct current, smart, electric transmission and distribution grid. Johanna Bozuwa, research associate with The Next System Project at the Democracy Collaborative think tank, wrote for In These Times in August that Sanders is right to call for "a massive public takeover of the nation's electric grid."