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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|

Sempra Energy’s Earnings Plummet

Like California’s other two investor-owned utilities and parent companies, Sempra Energy’s latest earnings also were in the red, not from wildfire liability but from the huge methane leak at subsidiary SoCalGas’ Aliso Canyon storage field. A $1.13 billion settlement that includes most of the plaintiffs resulted in a loss for Sempra of $651 […]

November 8, 2021|
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