CPUC Investigating New Muni Trains Over Coupling Pins, Malfunctioning DoorsOfficials with the California Public Utilities Commission early Friday evening confirmed that the agency is investigating two recently uncovered problems with San Francisco Muni's new fleet of streetcars.
PG&E Votes To File For Chapter 11 BankruptcyThe Pacific Gas and Electric board of directors voted Monday evening to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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.
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.
San Jose Flips Switch On New Green Energy PlanThe city of San Jose is now getting on board with the global push for sustainable energy.
San Francisco's Promises To Taxi Industry To Face Scrutiny In LawsuitPromises made by the city of San Francisco to its taxi industry will be the central question in a lawsuit filed by this week by a credit union which provided loans to taxi drivers seeking the once-coveted permits known as medallions.
California Considers Switching Off Power Lines As Wildfire PreventionSome people in California think switching off power lines could be key to wildfire prevention, but it may come with another set of dangers.
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.
Background Checks For Uber And Lyft Drivers Won't Require FingerprintingWhile a new policy will have Uber and Lyft drivers going through an annual background check for the first time, drivers still won't be fingerprinted.
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.