CPUC Mulls Cutting Rooftop Solar Incentives As Market BoomsCalifornia’s 26-year-old program to get more people to put solar panels on their homes has been wildly successful, but state regulators may reduce the incentives for people to go solar.
California Regulators Approve Uber $9 Million Settlement Over Sexual Harassment, Assault CasesThe California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved a $9 million settlement agreement with San Francisco-based ride-hailing service Uber related to its reporting of sexual harassment and assault cases.
CPUC Sets Terms For PG&E Independent Safety MonitorThe California Public Utilities Commission has set the terms for an independent oversight officer who will monitor PG&E for the next five years.
PG&E Questioned Over Policy On Power Shutoffs at CPUC HearingPG&E faced questions and criticism about its power shutoff policies during a public briefing Tuesday with the California Public Utilities Commission.
San Francisco Asks CPUC To Put Price Tag On PG&E’s InfrastructureAs San Francisco continues its effort to buy PG&E's electric facilities and transition the city to public power, city officials said on Tuesday they've asked the California Public Utilities Commission to determine the value of PG&E's local electric infrastructure.
Uber Fined $59 Million, May Pay Just $150,000 Over Sexual Assault DataUber has struck a deal with a California regulator that would drastically reduce a substantial fine against the company for failing to hand over data on sexual assault incidents on its platform.
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.
California Regulators Fine Uber Over $59 Million For Not Providing Info On Sexual AssaultsThe ride-hailing app company Uber has been fined more than $59 million by California regulators for failing to provide information regarding sexual assaults and harassment incidents detailed in an internal report last year.
PG&E To Perform Accelerated Power Line Inspections In North Bay Due To Fire ConcernsPG&E is using both helicopters and drones over the next two weeks to perform transmission line inspections in Marin and Sonoma counties.
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.
PG&E Tells Regulators Planned Outages Will Go More SmoothlyPG&E promised regulators Thursday that it learned from its mishandling of deliberate blackouts in the past and won't disrupt as many people's lives during the pandemic this year.
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.
South Bay BART Extension Nears Target Start Date As Pandemic Complicates PlansBART says it's hoping to open its San Jose extension in a couple of months, even amid the coronavirus pandemic. BART and VTA say worker health is their top concern as many operational milestones to opening the extension are being checked off.
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.
CPUC Orders Investigation Into PG&E Handling Of Public Safety OutagesCalifornia regulators have unanimously ordered an investigation into a dozen deliberate power outages that plunged millions of people into the dark last month.