Restaurant Group Sues Berkeley Over Natural Gas BanBerkeley’s first-in-the-nation ban on natural gas in new construction may end up eroding the region’s reputation for fine and creative dining, according to a California trade association suing the city on behalf of restaurants.
Loud Steam Release At Crockett Natural Gas Turbine Plant Prompts Emergency CallsA steam release at a natural gas turbine plant in Crockett produced a loud noise late Monday night that prompted numerous calls to emergency services.
Berkeley Natural Gas Ban Signed Into Law By MayorBerkeley’s mayor signed a new city ordinance banning natural gas in new construction projects starting next year.
San Francisco Supervisors To Introduce Municipal Building Natural Gas BanTwo of San Francisco's supervisors will introduce legislation that would eliminate natural gas in all new municipal construction and major renovations, according to District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown's office.
Berkeley Passes First In The Nation Ban On Natural GasBy a unanimous city council vote, Berkeley has become the first city in the nation to ban the use of natural gas in new low-rise residential buildings.
Berkeley City Council Considers Natural Gas Ban In Residential BuildingsA commonplace kitchen appliance that chef's swear by might be phased out in some buildings in Berkeley.
PG&E Names New CEO, 10 New Board MembersPacific Gas & Electric Corp. named Bill Johnson as its chief executive officer and president on Wednesday along with 10 new board members
PG&E Restores Power To 10K Customers Affected By Camp FirePacific Gas & Electric said Wednesday that it has restored power to the last of around 10,000 residents of Paradise and the surrounding area, who lost electricity when the devastating Camp Fire ravaged Butte County on Nov. 8.
San Jose Neighborhood Declared Safe After Backhoe Hits Gas LinePG&E crews have successfully stopped the flow of gas through a line that was ruptured by a construction crew’s backhoe in San Jose Thursday morning.
BP Pays $102 Million Settlement For California OverchargesBP Energy Company is paying California $102 million to settle claims that it overcharged the state for natural gas between 2003 and 2012.
After New Rules, Fewer Man-Made Earthquakes Strike OklahomaThe rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells, an Associated Press statistical analysis shows.
Portland, Oregon Natural Gas Explosion Injures 8A powerful natural gas explosion rocked a busy Portland, Oregon, shopping district Wednesday, injuring eight people and igniting a fire that sent a huge plume of smoke over the heart of the city.
Solar, Wind Power Reaching Tipping Point In U.S., Driving Fossil Fuel Prices HigherEnergy producers are faced with higher coal and gas costs while wind and solar look more appealing.
Supreme Court Rules Customers Can Sue Electricity Companies For Price-Fixing During CA Energy CrisisThe Supreme Court says a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California's energy crisis.
UC Researcher's Study Suggests Fracking Leads To Higher Levels Of Radon GasA preliminary study co-authored by a University of California researcher claims levels of cancer-causing radon gas has increased in Pennsylvania homes as fracking has expanded in the state.