CPUC Proposes Plan To Tax Text MessagesThe San Francisco-based California Public Utilities Commission want to tax text messages to increase funds for programs that bring connectivity to underserved residents.
Protesters Demand Action Against PG&E At CPUC MeetingDozens of protesters showed up at a meeting of the California Public Utilities Commission is San Francisco Thursday, demanding action against Pacific Gas and Electric over its role in the catastrophic Camp Fire, including breaking up the utility.
PG&E Unlikely To Go Bankrupt Because Of Wildfires, Stock SoarsShares of California electric company PG&E soared Friday on new hopes that the company won't have to go bankrupt if it is found to be liable for the massive Camp Fire in Northern California.
Amid Fires, CPUC Expanding Investigation Into PG&E's Safety CultureA new phase is opening in the investigation into PG&E’s safety culture, the president of the California Public Utilities Commission said in a statement Thursday.
CPUC Approves Higher Fees For Community Power CustomersThe California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco Thursday approved a revised fee calculation that will result in higher charges to customers who choose to buy their electricity from local governments instead of investor-owned utilities.
BART Fined Record $1.3 Million In 2013 Worker DeathsThe California Public Utilities Commission has fined BART a record $1.348 million for an accident that killed two transit agency workers as they were inspecting a track during the 2013 strike.
Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules For California UtilitiesCalifornia is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires.
CPUC Approves Emergency Resolution To Protect Wildfire VictimsThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved an emergency resolution that directs energy, water and telecommunications utilities to protect consumers who were impacted by wildfires last month.
CPUC Faces Whistleblower Complaint After San Bruno Blast InvestigationThe former chief administrative law judge at California's powerful utility regulator says she was fired for cooperating with investigators.
California Studies Energy Impact Of Marijuana FarmingState regulators are trying to figure out how a burgeoning pot-growing industry will impact the energy supply.
CPUC Concerned About Marijuana Legalization's Impact On Power GridWhen California ramps up legal production of recreational marijuana, will the state's energy grid be able to meet demand?
510 Area Code Running Low On Numbers; CPUC Holds HearingsThe CPUC expects that available numbers in the 510 area code will be exhausted by June 2019.
PG&E Fined $5.4M For Using Non-Qualified Contractors On InspectionsThe California Public Utilities Commission Friday issued a $5.45 million fine and citation to San Francisco-based PG&E for using non-qualified contractors to perform certain pipeline corrosion inspections.
State To Reconsider Deal That Cost Taxpayers Billions To Close Nuke PlantCalifornia regulators said Monday they will re-examine a settlement that made consumers responsible for covering some $3.3 billion in costs for closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
San Bruno Officials Denounce Gov. Brown’s Veto Of CPUC ReformsSan Bruno city officials were “extremely disappointed” Friday by Governor Jerry Brown’s veto of half a dozen bills intended to reform the California Public Utilities Commission in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion.