Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules For California UtilitiesCalifornia is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires.
CPUC Approves Emergency Resolution To Protect Wildfire VictimsThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved an emergency resolution that directs energy, water and telecommunications utilities to protect consumers who were impacted by wildfires last month.
CPUC Faces Whistleblower Complaint After San Bruno Blast InvestigationThe former chief administrative law judge at California's powerful utility regulator says she was fired for cooperating with investigators.
California Studies Energy Impact Of Marijuana FarmingState regulators are trying to figure out how a burgeoning pot-growing industry will impact the energy supply.
CPUC Concerned About Marijuana Legalization's Impact On Power GridWhen California ramps up legal production of recreational marijuana, will the state's energy grid be able to meet demand?
510 Area Code Running Low On Numbers; CPUC Holds HearingsThe CPUC expects that available numbers in the 510 area code will be exhausted by June 2019.
PG&E Fined $5.4M For Using Non-Qualified Contractors On InspectionsThe California Public Utilities Commission Friday issued a $5.45 million fine and citation to San Francisco-based PG&E for using non-qualified contractors to perform certain pipeline corrosion inspections.
State To Reconsider Deal That Cost Taxpayers Billions To Close Nuke PlantCalifornia regulators said Monday they will re-examine a settlement that made consumers responsible for covering some $3.3 billion in costs for closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
San Bruno Officials Denounce Gov. Brown’s Veto Of CPUC ReformsSan Bruno city officials were “extremely disappointed” Friday by Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of half a dozen bills intended to reform the California Public Utilities Commission in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion.
Peninsula Lawmakers Want To Bar PG&E From Taking Tax Deductions On Fine For 2009 San Bruno BlastTwo Peninsula lawmakers introduced a bill in the California Legislature Friday that would bar PG&E from taking state tax deductions on up to $1.3 billion of a $1.6 billion penalty levied on the utility in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
San Bruno Wants Tougher Fine For Deadly PG&E Pipeline ExplosionThe San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly gas-line blast in 2010 is supporting a proposed tougher penalty for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
San Francisco Dinner Honoring Ex-CPUC Exec Accused Of Shady Dealings Met With ProtestsAfter stepping down over accusations of shady dealings, former California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey was the guest of honor at a fancy dinner in San Francisco Thursday night.