New Accusations Of Corrupt Political Exchange Between PG&E And RegulatorA consumer-advocacy group says one of the recently-released emails between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission shows the commission's president pushed a backroom deal to award PG&E millions in unearned energy efficiency incentives.
PG&E Wants To Raise Gas Rates By $1 Billion Over 3 YearsPG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to raise natural gas rates by $1 billion over three years, but a ratepayer’s advocacy group is trying to prevent them from doing so.
Regulators Determining Who Will Pick Up Tab For PG&E Pipeline UpgradesThe California Public Utilities Commission will decide on Thursday if they will adopt a new plan for repairs and upgrades to gas pipeline system. Their final decision will determine how PG&E shareholders and ratepayers will split the costs.
Mitchell Steps Down From PG&E San Bruno Blast MediationSan Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane is applauding the decision by former Sen. George Mitchell to step away from talks over how much Pacific Gas and Electric should be fined for the deadly 2010 pipeline disaster in his city's Crestmoor neighborhood.
Mediator Selection In San Bruno Explosion Settlement Talks Draw Mixed ReactionFormer Sen. George Mitchell has been selected by the California Public Utilities Commission to mediate negotiations with PG&E over fines and penalties related to the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
KCBS In Depth: Gas Pipeline Safety An interview with Mark Toney with TURN on efforts being made by state regulators and utility companies to ensure pipeline safety in California.
California Regulators Weigh Who Will Pay For Costly PG&E UpgradesPacific Gas and Electric has asked state regulators for permission to pass along to consumers the cost of upgrading its natural gas transmission system to safety standards adopted after the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.
ConsumerWatch: Cheap Prison Phone Calls Come With GlitchInmates at California’s state prisons have long complained about the difficulty and expense of making pay phone calls from inside their lockups to their friends, families and lawyers.
State Regulators To Decide Who Covers PG&E Costs For Fixing PipelinesFollowing a scathing NTSB report that placed fault on the utility, PG&E is trying to figure out how to pay for the estimated $2 billion in necessary improvements.
Regulators May Allow PG&E To Pass Pipeline Costs On To CustomersIf the utility can't prove that its pipelines are safe, it may need to inspect and possibly even replace hundreds of miles of lines in California.
Watchdog Group Demands Formal Investigation Into San Bruno BlastConsumer groups and some local officials are calling for a formal state investigation of last September’s deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno.