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California Officials Proposing Higher Electricity Rates For Households That Consume Less

California households that use the least electricity would start paying more for it, under a proposal put before state utility regulators on Tuesday intended to bring the prices charged for electricity more in line with its actual costs.

04/22/2015

Flames and a smoke plume rise from the massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

California Regulator Asks If PG&E Is ‘Too Big’ To Operate Safely Before Voting On $1.6 Billion Penalty

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California’s largest power utility, is too large and has too much money to be held accountable. That’s expected to be the message Thursday as the state’s top utility regulator prepares to vote on a penalty for the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.

04/09/2015

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$10 Million To Upgrade San Bruno Pipeline Diverted While PG&E Execs Got Bonuses Before Deadly Explosion Says PUC Chief

In what sounded like damning testimony to state senators, Public Utilities Commission president Michael Picker said Pacific Gas & Electric took millions from ratepayers earmarked for San Bruno pipeline upgrades and diverted it to boost profits and give bonuses to top executives.

03/27/2015

2015 Nissan Leaf (Nissan)

PG&E Looks To Build 25,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Over 5 Years

PG&E filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday to build roughly 25,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across Northern and Central California over a five-year period.

02/10/2015

Michael Peevey (PG&E)

PG&E Releases Thousands Of Emails With CPUC Amid State Investigation

The California Public Utilities Commission Friday released roughly 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E Co. and agency officials between 2010 and 2014 as ordered because of a “judge shopping” scandal with PG&E, CPUC officials said.

01/30/2015

Fisherman's Wharf

Bay Area Fishermen Sue PG&E Over Fisherman’s Wharf Contamination

Some Bay Area fishermen are suing Pacific Gas & Electric, claiming the utility is responsible for massive contamination in and around Fisherman’s Wharf.

09/30/2014

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California Regulators Approve PG&E Rate Hike; Unrelated To San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

California regulators have approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer’s monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall.

08/15/2014

A plane tows a Geico banner. (nathanmac87/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Geico Banner Ad Falls From Plane, Lands On Fremont Home

An advertising banner touting Geico insurance fell from a plane towing it over Fremont on Monday, striking power lines and landing on a home.

07/23/2014

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Expects New Federal Indictment Over San Bruno Explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is bracing itself for a new federal indictment against the company next month in connection with a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010.

06/04/2014

Two Asset Management Verification certificates awarded to PG&E / The 2010 San Bruno explosion and fire. (CBS)

PG&E Touts Awards For Gas Pipeline Operations; San Bruno Says Utility Is ‘Playing Russian Roulette’

Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it has received two international awards for its gas operations on the same day the utility was criticized by San Bruno’s mayor for what a competing press release called ‘playing Russian roulette with California cities.”

05/27/2014

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