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.
The San Francisco suburb hit by a deadly gas-line blast in 2010 is supporting a proposed tougher penalty for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
$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.
A malfunctioning heating element in a waterbed led to a residential structure fire in Campbell, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.
$55,000 Raised From Farewell Dinner For Former CPUC President Michael Peevey Won’t Go To UC School Of Public Policy
The University of California’s Goldman School of Public Policy will not receive any of the money raised from last month’s dinner held in San Francisco.
Three of the area’s largest water agencies have rate hikes of up to a third on their agendas.
A new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway.
A Bay Area startup betting on the future may have a new place for you to plug in, but competition isn’t far behind.
A truck weighing in at nearly 1 million pounds snaked its way through the South Bay late Wednesday night, carrying a PG&E transformer.
After 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.