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PG&E Hit with Another Safety Violation Fine

The California Public Utilities Commission slapped a $7.5 million fine on Pacific Gas & Electric for failing to conduct much needed repairs on transmission lines and distribution poles.

The penalty includes a $5 million citation for not completing more than 20 identified “high priority repairs,” and inadequate inspections over a decade of the Ignacio-Alto-Sausalito transmission […]

November 23, 2021|

Delays in Public Ability to Review Renewable Contract & Bids Shortened 

It’s been nearly two decades since California first ordered utilities to enter into long-term contracts for renewable contracts and simultaneously cloaked the terms of those agreements in secrecy for up to a decade. That’s despite the fact that ratepayers pay for these agreements.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Nov.18 voted to expose the contracts […]

November 18, 2021|

Guest Editorial: Diablo Canyon is Done

Released with much fanfare, no doubt given the attention focused on the Climate COP 26 summit, was last week’s study from a Stanford and MIT team finding that keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant online at least a decade past its closure date would produce huge dollar and greenhouse gas savings.

The problem […]

November 18, 2021|

CA Utilities Join Forces to Thwart Growing Utility Bill Scams

Customers increased reliance on home utility services has caused a rise in scammers preying on them and in increasingly nefarious ways, according to California’s investor-owned utilities and public utilities.

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison customers were cheated out of more than $1 million recently. San Diego Gas & Electric customers lost half […]

November 16, 2021|

Cities Challenge to IOUs’ Illicit Use of Carbon Credits Hits Roadblock

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison face lawsuits from groups of cities alleging they diverted hundreds of millions of dollars of greenhouse gas credits to illegally lower the amount of municipal utility tax revenue owed. San Diego Gas & Electric could be next. But the suits, filed by more than 50 cities, […]

November 10, 2021|
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