The issue here is that even with climate change causing increased frequency and severity of fires, PG&E was GROSSLY negligent in upkeeping their system, resulting in many many preventable fires. Why? So that they could have a bigger profit. Many people have died and a whole town has been wiped off the map so that they could have their precious monopoly! This is no better than feudalism. We've seen this before in US history when companies owned water, and more recently when Flint had their water poisoned (which still hasn't been restored by the way. Does that sound like democracy to you?). When lives are on the line, no profit motive should be active. Utilities need to be publicly owned!