Public Utilities Commission

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking Supply

San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.

11/24/2014

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PG&E Fined $1.05 Million Over Backroom Negotiations; Utility To Appeal Decision

The decision stems from the disclosure of several private emails earlier this year between a PG&E executive and CPUC officials in a case over utility rates.

11/20/2014

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California Regulators Say Carpool Services Of Rideshare Firms Lyft, Sidecar, Uber Are Illegal

California regulators appear to have put the brakes on new carpooling services offered by rideshare firms such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.

09/12/2014

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PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Indictment In 2010 San Bruno Explosion; New Grand Jury Probe Revealed

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/18/2014

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Drought Forces Bay Area Water Agencies To Give Desalinization Project A Closer Look

With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.

08/15/2014

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San Francisco Water Customers Reduce Consumption By 10 Percent This Summer

Two million customers from San Francisco’s Water Department are getting a collective pat on the back for reducing water consumption by at least 10 percent this summer.

07/28/2014

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San Francisco Hopes Sexy Voice Will Help Save Water, New Ads Say Conservation Feels ‘Oh, So Right’

After a slow start, customers of San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy water system are starting to conserve more, but if they don’t keep it up, The SF Public Utilities Commission says they’ll have to impose mandatory rationing.

06/23/2014

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Proposal Raising PG&E Rates Moves Ahead

Electricity and natural gas rates for customers of PG&E customers are expected to rise, if California’s Public Utilities Commission adopts a proposal issued Wednesday by a state administrative law judge.

06/19/2014

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California Adopts Ridesharing Service Regulations

Web-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved by California regulators.

09/19/2013

Limousines are inspected at San Francisco International Airport, May 22, 2013. (CBS)

Surprise Inspection Of Limos, Shuttles And Buses Conducted At SFO

Operators of limousines, passenger buses and shuttles were randomly pulled aside at San Francisco International Airport in a surprise inspection conducted by the CHP, police and state agencies.

05/22/2013

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