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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)

San Bruno Wants Tougher Fine For Deadly PG&E 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.

03/31/2015

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

Condos in Campbell

Glitchy Waterbed Heating Element Sparks 1-Alarm Blaze At Campbell Condo

A malfunctioning heating element in a waterbed led to a residential structure fire in Campbell, according to the Santa Clara County Fire Department.

03/19/2015

Invitation to dinner honoring former CPUC President Michael Peevey on February 12, 2015. (Office of State Sen. Jerry Hill)

$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.

03/18/2015

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Drought Forcing Water Price Hikes As Much As 33 Percent For Bay Area Residents

Three of the area’s largest water agencies have rate hikes of up to a third on their agendas.

03/08/2015

A group of people tour the solar panels on the top of the Moscone Center on June 4, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The panels can produce up to 675 kilowatts of power and can provide 20-30% of the power for any convention at the center and is said to be one of the largest city owned solar power systems in the United States. San Francisco is the host to the World Environment Day 2005 conference where over 60 mayors from the world's largest and most environmentally significant cities, including London, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, Delhi, Kabul, and Manila convened in San Francisco for the United Nation's World Environment Day conference June 1-5 to adopt historic accords on sustainable urban living. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Shared, Community Solar Energy Model Spreads Into California

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.

03/07/2015

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Startup Faces Competition For Electric Car Charging Stations

A Bay Area startup betting on the future may have a new place for you to plug in, but competition isn’t far behind.

02/26/2015

Transformer Move

One Million Pound PG&E Transformer Trucked From South Bay To Moss Landing

A truck weighing in at nearly 1 million pounds snaked its way through the South Bay late Wednesday night, carrying a PG&E transformer.

02/26/2015

Michael Peevey (PG&E)

San Francisco Dinner Honoring Ex-CPUC Exec Accused Of Shady Dealings Met With Protests

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.

02/12/2015

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