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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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San Bruno Mosaic Commemorates Victims of PG&E Gas Fire

March 25, 2013 | 12:31 pm

San Bruno Mosaic Commemorates Victims of PG&E Gas Fire

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by Francesca Segre Members of the Bethany Presbyterian Church in San Bruno are celebrating a new mosaic mural that commemorates the lives and homes lost in the 2010 gas pipeline explosion. Of the eight people who died in the gas explosion and fire, three were members of the Bullis family, who attend Bethany Presbyterian Church. […]

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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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December 20, 2012 | 8:45 am

A.M. Splash: Obama to Expand Marine Sanctuary; Oakland Keeps Money from Overpaid Tickets; Pipeline Improvements May Raise PG&E Rates

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Obama to expand national marine sanctuaries, permanently ban oil drilling, up Sonoma and Mendocino coasts (SJ Mercury News) In a move that would permanently ban oil drilling along more than 50 miles of Northern California coast, the Obama administration is scheduled this morning to announce plans to expand two northern California marine sanctuaries, extending them […]

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Coastal Commission to Weigh in On Diablo Canyon Test Opposed by Environmentalists

November 14, 2012 | 10:16 am

Coastal Commission to Weigh in On Diablo Canyon Test Opposed by Environmentalists

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — California coastal regulators were set to weigh in Wednesday on a utility’s contentious plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., which operates the Diablo Canyon facility, has proposed conducting a seismic survey that involves firing sonic pulses […]

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October 23, 2012 | 8:43 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Called Pipes Safe W/O Proof; Yahoo CEO Emphasizes Mobile; Sandra Day O’Connor Regales SF Audience

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PG&E called pipes safe without proof (SF Chronicle) Pacific Gas and Electric Co. declared 4 1/2 miles of at-risk natural-gas pipelines in the East Bay and San Jose safe without proof of having carried out the federally mandated inspections needed to ensure the lines were in good shape, company officials said Monday. PG&E officials told […]

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October 9, 2012 | 8:06 am

A.M. Splash: PG&E Hearing Delayed; Feds Warn of Chinese Firms in Silicon Valley; Chevron Funds Richmond Candidates; SpaceX Rocket Launched

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Assemblyman cries foul over regulators’ motion to suspend PG&E pipeline hearings (SJ Mercury News) A San Mateo legislator is crying foul over a last-minute motion filed by the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend hearings over PG&E’s penalties and pipeline upgrade costs in the wake of the infamous 2010 San Bruno explosion. State regulators and […]

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San Bruno Blast: Two Years Later, Stories of Lawsuits and Forgiveness

September 7, 2012 | 4:18 pm

San Bruno Blast: Two Years Later, Stories of Lawsuits and Forgiveness

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September 9 marks the two-year anniversary of the San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. Last year, we talked to five different families who’d been affected, a year after the disaster. For the second anniversary, we spoke to a few of those families to see how […]

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