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Once Friendly Territory, California Looks to Toughen Rules for Uber, Lyft

June 17, 2014 | 11:45 am

Once Friendly Territory, California Looks to Toughen Rules for Uber, Lyft

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Proposed laws and regulations could rein in what has been close to a free ride for the startups so far.

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Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

April 15, 2014 | 1:22 pm

Lyft, UberX Receive 3-Year Licenses to Operate in California

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The companies had been operating conditionally while their applications were being reviewed by the CPUC.

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PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

April 2, 2014 | 1:55 pm

PG&E Ratepayers Will See $30-40 Climate Credit on April Bill

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Power companies will be paying $750 million in rebates to consumers under cap-and-trade program.

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Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

November 7, 2013 | 8:00 am

Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

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Tensions run high as drivers from the networked ride services compete with taxis for riders in the city.

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How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups

August 1, 2013 | 8:09 am

How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups

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When the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed new rules on Tuesday to govern the emerging ride-sharing startups, many of which are headquartered in San Francisco, the news was greeted as a victory by Lyft, Sidecar and Uber. And it is a victory, since as recently as last fall, the companies were facing cease-and-desist orders […]

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CPUC Proposes Legalizing ‘Ride-sharing’ Companies in California

July 31, 2013 | 10:45 am

CPUC Proposes Legalizing ‘Ride-sharing’ Companies in California

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Update: The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved new regulations around ride-sharing services in September. The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday released long-awaited proposed regulations for smartphone-enabled “ride-share” services such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar. These companies allow passengers to hire private drivers through online applications, bypassing local cabs. The advent of these services […]

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PG&E Critics Like CPUC’s New Proposed San Bruno Fine, PG&E Not So Much

July 16, 2013 | 2:05 pm

PG&E Critics Like CPUC’s New Proposed San Bruno Fine, PG&E Not So Much

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The California Public Utilities Commission’s Consumer Protection and Safety Division recommended today that PG&E pay $2.25 billion for negligence leading up to the San Bruno pipeline explosion and fire in September 2010. The blaze killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. The proposed penalty includes a $300 million fine to be paid into the state’s […]

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Lawyer Who Stepped Down From San Bruno Case Cites ‘Unlawful Recommendations’ by CPUC

June 6, 2013 | 12:02 pm

Lawyer Who Stepped Down From San Bruno Case Cites ‘Unlawful Recommendations’ by CPUC

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by Jon Brooks and Laird Harrison Robert Cagen, a California Public Utilities Commission lawyer who was working on the penalty case against PG&E relating to the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, emailed KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler today with the following: “I personally could not continue working on the San Bruno penalty briefs because I concluded […]

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CPUC Legal Team Removed from San Bruno Fire Investigation

June 5, 2013 | 3:38 pm

CPUC Legal Team Removed from San Bruno Fire Investigation

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Update Jun 6: A CPUC lawyer who says he was working on the penalty case against PG&E emailed KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler that “he could not personally continue working on the San Bruno penalty briefs because I concluded that the CPSD recommendations that were to be made in the briefs were unlawful and contrary to […]

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PG&E Rates Will Increase to Pay $299 Million for Pipeline Improvements

December 20, 2012 | 12:10 pm

PG&E Rates Will Increase to Pay $299 Million for Pipeline Improvements

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rates are set to increase by $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb. The state Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the rate increase on Thursday. […]

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