Newsom Names Bay Area Air Quality Expert to Chair State’s Air BoardThe Bay Area is sending one of its air quality experts to Sacramento after Gov. Gavin Newsom named her to chair the powerful Air Resources Board Wednesday.
CPUC: Ousted Director Allegedly Hired 'Marginally Qualified Former Colleague' Over Better CandidatesThe California Public Utilities Commission announced Monday it has voted to dismiss Executive Director Alice Stebbins effective Sept. 4, over alleged unethical hiring decisions, according to a report.
CPUC Whistle Blower Claims She's Being OustedA high-ranking official at the California agency that regulates utility companies claims she's being forced out of her job for seeking to recover $200 million in fees that the agency did not collect over nearly 20 years.
PG&E Critic's Improper Email Delays Key Vote On Bankruptcy PlanState power regulators delayed a key vote on Pacific Gas & Electric's plan for getting out of bankruptcy Thursday after one of the utility's most outspoken critics sent an improper email attacking the company's proposal to pay wildfire victims.
PG&E Appeals Probation Conditions; Claims Judge's Order Is Public Safety ThreatPacific Gas and Electric is appealing strict new probation conditions imposed by a federal judge in San Francisco, arguing that the judge’s order is illegal, unreasonable and a risk to public safety.
California Public Utilities Commission Hits PG&E With $1.9 Billion Penalty For WildfiresThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday imposed a record $1.9 billion penalty against PG&E Co. for its role in the catastrophic 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County and 16 North Bay wildfires in 2017.
PG&E Wildfires Fine Boosted To $2.1 Billion By State RegulatorsThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday proposed a $2.14 billion penalty against PG&E for its role in the catastrophic wildfires in the North Bay and Butte County in 2017 and 2018.
PG&E Pledges to Shake Up Board to Avoid State TakeoverLate Friday, PG&E pledged to “refresh” its board before it emerges from bankruptcy but didn't say whether it will comply with Gov. Newsom's insistence to oust the entire board.
State PUC To Investigate PG&E's Power Shutoff PolicyThe state Public Utility Commission announced Wednesday it will launch an investigation into all aspects of Pacific Gas & Electric's policy to turn off electricity to homes and businesses as a way to prevent wildfires.
Public Utilities Commission To Launch Investigation Into PG&E Power ShutoffsIn the wake of a series of Public Safety Power Shutoffs taking place throughout Sonoma County due to the Kincade Fire, the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday announced it would be launching an investigation into the shutoffs.
Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Credit Customers For Losses During Power ShutoffAfter last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses.
California Regulators Consider Breaking Up PG&E Over Safety ConcernsCalifornia regulators said Friday they are considering drastic measures for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., including breaking up the utility over its role in recent gas explosions and wildfires.
California Withdraws 'Text Tax' After FCC RulingRegulators at the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco have canceled a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones.
PG&E Accused Of Falsifying Safety Documents On Gas PipelinesRegulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines over a five-year period.
PG&E Seeks Rate Increases; Average Monthly Bills Would Rise Over $10 Pacific Gas & Electric Company is seeking permission from the California Public Utilities Commission to increase its customers' electricity and gas bills.