PG&E Exec Meets With Gov. Newsom Amid Bankruptcy CaseCalifornia's governor called the chief executive of a troubled utility to his office on Tuesday for a closed-door meeting as the company struggles to emerge from a high-profile bankruptcy while facing criticism for its practice of shutting off power for millions of people to prevent wildfires.
Gov. Newsom Seeks Quick Fix To PG&E BankruptcyCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he wants to speed up the troubled Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy case so the company can be restructured in time for next year's wildfire season.
PG&E CEO Confirms Utility Will Give Bill Credit For Oct. 9 Power ShutoffPG&E confirmed Tuesday evening that the utility will give a bill credit to people affected by the Oct. 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the credit earlier in the day at a news conference.
Looming Threat Of Midweek PG&E Power Shutoffs For North Bay, Peninsula CommunitiesAnother round of public safety power shutoffs was being planned this week by Pacific Gas and Electric as more hot, dry, windy weather was forecast for Northern California.
PG&E Taking Part In 'Power Of Being Prepared' Awareness Campaign On Power Shutoffs During High-Fire ThreatsThree large utility companies are coordinating a “Power of Being Prepared” media campaign to inform residents about public safety power shutoffs during very high or extreme fire threats.
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
Judge Revises PG&E Order, Cites 'Dismal' Record In Preventing WildfiresA federal judge has revised a proposed order for PG&E, making it less drastic, but he maintained that the utility has a "dismal" record in preventing wildfires.
Excavator Creates Havoc In Sunnyvale; Power Knocked OutA third-party contractor's excavator toppled two utility poles and damaged two others Monday, triggering a power outage that knocked out electricity to more than 8,000 PG&E customers.
PG&E Executive Raises Grow Despite Criminal Negligence Ruling, Soaring RatesPG&E executives get hefty pay raises despite the utility raising rates for customers and being found criminally negligent in San Bruno explosion.
Federal Investigator For San Bruno Explosion Testifies That PG&E Misled HimThe chief investigator in a National Transportation Safety Board probe into the fatal 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno testified at PG&E's criminal trial in San Francisco Wednesday that he believes the utility misled him.
Fatal San Bruno Gas Line Explosion Looms Large At PG&E TrialJury selection has began in the federal obstruction-of-justice and pipeline-safety-violation trial of utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric in the wake of the deadly 2010 San Bruno gas line explosion.
SF Judge Orders CPUC To Release Emails Regarding $3.3 Billion Ratepayer IncreaseA San Francisco judge ordered the CPUC to publicly release emails leading up to a $3.3 billion increase for utility ratepayers.
California's Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income HomesA new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.
Tesla 'Powerwall' Battery Technology Unveiled, Set To Cost Around $3KElectric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.
Get Ready To Start Dialing '415' Before All Local NumbersIf you're moving to San Francisco, good luck finding affordable housing, and now a 415 area code.