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Solar panels.  (CBS)

California’s Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income Homes

A new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.

05/26/2015

Elon Musk expected to unveil a battery Thursday. (@ElonMusk/Twitter)

Tesla ‘Powerwall’ Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3K

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

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Get Ready To Start Dialing ‘415’ Before All Local Numbers

If you’re moving to San Francisco, good luck finding affordable housing, and now a 415 area code.

02/17/2015

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Phony Utility Workers Burglarize 2 Homes In San Francisco

The suspects claimed to be workers from PG&E in one case and with the city’s water department in the other and are the latest in a rash of home invasions.

02/10/2015

A PG&E utility truck.  (CBS)

Storm Forces PG&E To Utilize ‘War Room’ Operations Center To Direct Crews Restoring Power

PG&E officials hunkered down in the utility company’s “war room” directed crews working around the clock to restore power to customers cut off by this weekend’s powerful storm that brought down trees and power lines around the Bay Area.

02/08/2015

A PG&E utility truck.  (CBS)

Tree Branches Trimmed In East Bay Before Windy, Rainy Storm

PG&E crews trimmed tree branches in Orinda in the hope of avoiding power outages during a storm entering the Bay Area over Thursday night.

02/05/2015

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PG&E Ordered To Turn Over 65,000 Emails To City Of San Bruno By End Of January

The city claims that several sets of previously released emails show a “cozy and improper” relationship between PG&E and the CPUC.

01/14/2015

PG&E crews working to restore power as outages spread across Northern California. (courtesy: @PGE4Me)

Outages Keep PG&E Crews Working Into The Night; More Than 30,000 Bay Area Homes Still In The Dark

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, around 170,000 customers had been impacted by power outages throughout the region, with an estimated 31,000 customers still without service

12/30/2014

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nearly 100K Affected By Power Outages As Storm Strikes Bay Area

PG&E is reporting close to 7,000 customers affected by power outages in the Bay Area Thursday morning.

12/11/2014

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New Accusations Of Corrupt Political Exchange Between PG&E And Regulator

A 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.

11/19/2014

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