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Analysts Say Cat Models Would Encourage Wildfire Mitigation Measures

Predictive modelers told California regulators on Thursday that the state’s antiquated rules for calculating wildfire risk when setting property insurance rates discourage innovative mitigation measures that could ultimately reduce losses. Nancy P. Watkins, a principal and consulting actuary for Milliman, …

Researchers Say More Data Needed to Determine Cost-Effective Wildfire Solutions

While California wildfires cost property insurers billions each year, the impact of the smoke emitted by those fires may be even more costly — although scientists can’t say for sure. The cost of wildfire impacts on human health was one …

California Regulator Considers Penalty Against PG&E for 2017 Wildfires

California utilities regulator has opened a case to evaluate and consider penalties against power and gas utility PG&E Corp for its involvement in the fierce wildfires that killed 46 people in Northern California’s wine country in 2017. The proceeding will …