State Regulators Fine PG&E $106 Million For Violations Of Public Safety Power Shutoff PoliciesThe California Public Utilities Commission penalized Pacific Gas and Electric Company $106 million for violating guidelines during three Public Safety Power Shutoffs in the fall of 2019.
California Regulators Place PG&E On Notice Over Wildfire Mitigation EffortsAlready under fire for its vegetation management practices by the federal judge overseeing its criminal probation proceedings, PG&E got slammed Thursday by state regulators.
Regulators Rebuke PG&E For Neglect In Reducing Wildfire RiskCalifornia power regulators are poised to reprimand Pacific Gas & Electric for continuing to neglect its electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires.
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.