California Utilities' Wildfire Prevention Plans Call for More BlackoutsPlans by the state's three largest investor-owned utilities said wildfire mitigation plans would build on efforts made last year to reduce the risk their equipment would cause deadly infernos
California Utilities Testing Diagnostic Tech That Could Help Prevent WildfiresA new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they can cause power outages or spark wildfires.
California's 3 Major Utilities Spent $1.3M On Lobbying In 1st 3 Months Of 2019California's three major utilities spent at least $1.3 million to lobby state government in the first three months of 2019.
California Utility Replacing Thousands Of Miles Of Power Lines To Reduce Wildfire Risk
Southern California Fire Victims Accuse Utility Of Removing Potential EvidenceResidents in areas burned by California's largest-ever wildfire are accusing a utility of removing power poles that may be used as evidence.
Tesla To Build Battery System, Supply Southern California With PowerTesla announced Thursday that it will build a battery storage system at a California utility substation that will have the largest output of any existing lithium-ion storage facility.
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.
Regulators Pass Higher Electricity Rates For Most California ResidentsMost residential customers in California will see their electricity bills increase under a new rate structure passed Friday by state regulators.
Sen. Boxer Wants Probe Of San Onofre Nuclear Power PlantCalifornia Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant intentionally misled federal regulators.
California Lawmakers Treated To Luxury Hawaii Resort By Special Interest GroupsA group of California lawmakers spent last week at a luxury hotel, all expenses paid, while attending an issues conference during a politically tumultuous week in California.
Feinstein Seeks Better Management Of Spent Fuel At California Nuclear PlantsCalifornia’s two nuclear power plants should not rely on pools similar to those used at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant for long term storage of spent fuel rods, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday.
California Senators Call For Emergency Inspections Of Nuke PlantsCalifornia Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to inspect two California nuclear plants built near earthquake faults to ensure they can withstand a major quake.