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A PG&E website screen shot featuring the Green Button tool.

PG&E Launches White House-Backed Energy Saving Program

Tech leaders gathered in Santa Clara today to announce the launch of a new online tool that will give people the power to track the amount of energy they use and save money on their utility bills.



California Energy Commission Adopts New Battery Charger Standards

The California Energy Commission is adopting new efficiency rules for cell phone and other types of electronics chargers.


The power goes for a second time causing a 16-minute delay before play is resumed at the 12:13 mark in the second quarter between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Candlestick Outage Highlights Vulnerability Of US Electrical System

Monday’s Candlestick Park power outage highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s electrical system according to a UC Berkeley professor of civil engineering.


A darkened Candlestick Park field after the second of two power outages during the San Francisco 49ers game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Calls Candlestick Outage ‘National Embarrassment’

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee called the power outages that left fans and players in the dark at Monday night’s San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park a “national embarrassment.”


A utility worker repairs a damaged power line. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Power Outages Remain In Santa Cruz County, Bay Area

More than 21,000 PG&E customers remained without power in Santa Cruz County as of late Friday morning, as well as hundreds in the Bay Area.


San Diego power outage, airport

SFO Flights Recovering After San Diego Power Outage

Three flights from San Diego to San Francisco International Airport were canceled Friday morning due to a power outage in Southern California, but regular service was resuming now that power has been restored, an airport duty manager said.


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Phil Matier: Questionable All-Expense Paid Trip For CPUC Officials

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at who is picking up the costs for a trip by CPUC officials to Sweden.


San Francisco Muni

SF Muni Service Fully Restored After Power System Repairs

The San Francisco Municipal Railway’s N-Judah and J-Church lines resumed regular service Friday morning after overnight service repairs.


Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

Californians Pay The Price During Drought Years

A just released water policy report finds consumers paid dearly during California’s most recent drought in the form of higher energy prices, and environmental strain.



Santa Clara Earns Top National Ranking For Solar Installations

Close to 2 megawatts of solar were installed in Santa Clara last year, which is enough to power more than 2,000 homes.