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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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PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Tied to San Bruno Blast

March 27, 2014 | 3:56 pm

PG&E Expects Criminal Charges Tied to San Bruno Blast

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September 2010 explosion killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in bedroom community.

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San Jose Power Station Assault Called Terrorism

February 5, 2014 | 1:37 pm

San Jose Power Station Assault Called Terrorism

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Fears of a bigger attack in the future now surfacing because of incident in April 2013.

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Public Utilities Commission Gets Tough on PG&E and Other Natural Gas Companies

September 23, 2013 | 3:53 pm

Public Utilities Commission Gets Tough on PG&E and Other Natural Gas Companies

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Under fire for failing to enforce pipeline safety laws, the PUC issues new guidelines and fines.

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PG&E To Pay $565 Million in San Bruno Pipeline Blast Settlements

September 10, 2013 | 12:45 pm

PG&E To Pay $565 Million in San Bruno Pipeline Blast Settlements

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Utility says money will come from shareholders, not ratepayers, in settlements with 347 victims of blast.

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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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A Balloon Makes the Lights Go Out in San Francisco, and We Ask: Just How Does That Work?

April 26, 2013 | 3:20 pm

A Balloon Makes the Lights Go Out in San Francisco, and We Ask: Just How Does That Work?

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More than 4,700 PG&E customers in San Francisco lost power Wednesday afternoon when a bunch of mylar balloons hit a power line. KQED happened to be one of those customers.

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Silicon Valley Urged to Save Energy After Bullets Hit Substation

April 16, 2013 | 12:12 pm

Silicon Valley Urged to Save Energy After Bullets Hit Substation

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Several Pacific Gas & Electric transformers in San Jose were damaged after being hit by gunfire early Tuesday, and state officials urged the utility’s customers in the San Jose area to conserve electricity in response. Authorities received multiple phone calls reporting gun shots near the utility’s substation at 1:46 a.m. […]

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