PG&E Fined $1.05 Million Over Backroom Negotiations; Utility To Appeal DecisionThe decision stems from the disclosure of several private emails earlier this year between a PG&E executive and CPUC officials in a case over utility rates.
New Accusations Of Corrupt Political Exchange Between PG&E And RegulatorA consumer-advocacy group says one of the recently-released emails between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission shows the commission's president pushed a backroom deal to award PG&E millions in unearned energy efficiency incentives.
PG&E Wants To Raise Gas Rates By $1 Billion Over 3 YearsPG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to raise natural gas rates by $1 billion over three years, but a ratepayer’s advocacy group is trying to prevent them from doing so.
California’s Attorney General Opens Investigation Into State Public Utilities Commission California Attorney General Kamala Harris has opened an investigation into the state public utilities commission.
CPUC President Peevey Won't Seek Reappointment At End Of Term Amid Flap Over Inappropriate PG&E EmailsCalifornia Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey announced Thursday that he will not seek reappointment to a new term amid criticism over inappropriate email exchanges between CPUC and PG&E over regulatory proceedings.
2nd Batch Of Private PG&E Emails Released That CPUC Says Violated RulesPG&E released a second batch of private emails between its staff and the California Public Utilities Commission Monday and said it believes both sets of messages violated commission rules.
California Regulators Say Carpool Services Of Rideshare Firms Lyft, Sidecar, Uber Are IllegalCalifornia regulators appear to have put the brakes on new carpooling services offered by rideshare firms such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.
PG&E Appeals $1.4 Billion Penalty In San Bruno Gas Pipeline ExplosionPacific Gas & Electric Co. plans to appeal a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb that killed eight people, the utility said in a filing Wednesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion For Violations Leading To 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion The California Public Utilities Commission has levied a $1.4 billion fine against PG&E the result of an investigation behind the utility's operations and practices including the lead-up to the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010.
Water Agencies Ordered To Enforce Statewide Water Restrictions Amid Drought A state agency today ordered local water agencies to enforce mandatory statewide water restrictions implemented because of California’s severe drought, the California Public Utilities Commission Announced Thursday.
Ride Sharing Companies Warned To Stay Out Of Airports Ride sharing companies can be a convenient way to get to the airport, but California is saying that’s a no-go.
San Bruno Suing CPUC Over San Bruno Explosion Documents; Alleges Improper Relationships With PG&EThe City of San Bruno is suing the California Public Utilities Commission to force the release of documents the city claims will show improper conduct between CPUC regulators and Pacific Gas and Electric company.
PG&E Fined Millions For Faulty Communication Regarding San Carlos PipelinePacific Gas and Electric is once again defending itself before state regulators over recordkeeping on a leaky pipeline, this time in San Carlos.
PG&E To Put San Carlos Pipeline Back In OperationThe utility will return service to Line 147 on Monday, albeit at minimal pressure.
State Senate Committee Probes California Public Utilities Commission Over SafetyA state senate subcommittee will probe the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday in San Francisco about it’s perceived lack of safety enforcement in the years since the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.