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PG&E’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

January 28, 2011 | 3:37 pm

PG&E’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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PG&E — the Rodney Dangerfield of investor-owned utilities with an $18 billion market cap. Not only did federal, state, and local officials all pile on this week in criticizing the company over its handling of the San Bruno gas explosion, but Gov. Jerry Brown appointed longtime PG&E detractor Mike Florio to the agency in charge […]

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Now a PUC Commissioner, Utilities Critic Mike Florio Speaks Out

January 27, 2011 | 2:52 pm

Now a PUC Commissioner, Utilities Critic Mike Florio Speaks Out

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Today’s California Public Utilities Commission meeting was the first at which newly appointed commissioners Mike Florio and Catherine Sandoval sat. (Archived video of today’s meeting here.) Governor Jerry Brown’s appointment of Florio in particular has caused speculation of a pro-consumer sea change at the regulatory body, as the attorney joins the agency straight from The […]

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Morning Splash: Brown Names Consumer Advocate Florio to PUC, State of the Union

January 26, 2011 | 7:59 am

Morning Splash: Brown Names Consumer Advocate Florio to PUC, State of the Union

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Brown names consumer advocate Mike Florio to PUC (SF Chronicle) Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday appointed a staunch consumer advocate and a law school professor to a powerful state commission that regulates California’s utilities – a panel that has come under intense criticism in the wake of last year’s fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno. […]

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January 25, 2011 | 2:01 pm

Jerry Brown Appoints Consumer Activist Mike Florio to CPUC

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Jerry Brown has appointed utility reform lawyer Mike Florio to the CPUC. Florio is the longtime senior attorney for the consumer watchdog group The Utility Reform Network. KQED anchor Cy Musiker characterizes the move as a sharp regulatory turn to the left. He describes Mike Florio as being the “terrier dog at the heels of […]

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