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There's A Civil War Being Fought On Your Rooftop

Carl Pope | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Utilities don't mind that solar is renewable, zero carbon, and enjoys free fuel -- as long as they own it. But solar is also modular and decentralized, which they hate. They don't want to compete with their own customers.

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally admits fracking causes earthqua...

Gas Pipeline Explosion In California Injures Dozens

AP | SCOTT SMITH and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 06.17.2015 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in...

California Utility Hit With Record Penalty For Deadly Blast

AP | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On the heels of a record $1.6 billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's top utility regulator said h...

Is "Upskilling" Just a State of the Union Pipedream?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 03.24.2015 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

President Obama may only have named two example of business upping its game in educating its workforce, but that hardly means he is wanting for examples. They're out there.

Expanding on the California Climate Credit

Mike Sandler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

California's climate change program lowered millions of households utility bills last April, but very few people noticed. And it is about to happen again with the return of the semi-annual "California Climate Credit" applied to October bills.

Invest San Bruno Fine in Safety

Tom Dalzell | Posted 11.05.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

PG&E shareholders should "make it right" for California. But that means investing the funds from the fine in fixing the system. Further safety improvements will most likely be paid for by customers -- meaning the CPUC would miss its chance to use penalty process to save customers money and make the system safe.

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountabilit...

Utility Faces Record Fines Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The California Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday levied penalties of a record ...

Energy Company Charged With Obstruction Over Deadly Pipeline Blast

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury charged Pacific Gas & Electric on Tuesday with lying to federal investigators in connection with a fatal p...

Good News About Your Electric Bill

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

No, that $35 credit on your electric bill wasn't an April Fool's joke. Starting yesterday, millions of California residents and businesses are finally...

PG&E Criminally Charged After 2010 Pipeline Blast

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2...

When Is Enforcement Effective?

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

On a January day when freezing temperatures outside did nothing to cool the heated rhetoric of Congress, a group of former regulators gathered on Capi...

AUDIT: PG&E Squandered Ratepayers' $50 Million Earmarked For Safety

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. did not use more than $50 million it collected from ratepayers that was meant to improve its gas pipe...

Former Manager Makes Chilling Claim About PG&E

San Mateo County Times, Calif. | Joshua Melvin | Posted 07.31.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A man who says he was hired to help clean up PG&E's shoddy records system in the wake of the deadly San Bruno blast has sued the util...

PG&E Slapped With Harsh Punishment For San Bruno Explosion

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.06.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25 billion fine for decades of negligen...

OH, REALLY? Public To Help Pay For PG&E's Deadly Blast

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 02.19.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- California regulators on Thursday unanimously approved a two-year Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rate increase of $299 million to help ...

California Earthquake Study: Coastal Panel Mulls Controversial Plan Near Nuke Plant

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 01.14.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility's plan to map offshore earthquak...

10 Companies That Are Hiring Veterans

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

After coming home from war many veterans still face the challenge of unemployment. In 2011, 12.1 percent of recently active U.S. military veterans...

Matt Sledge

Hurricane Sandy Deals Infrastructure A Blow, Highlights Need For Investment | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A day after Hurricane Sandy swept across the nation's most densely populated communities along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, utilities, ...

A PRIDE of Corporate Lions Celebrates

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 08.28.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

While nearly one million visitors flocked to our fair City to celebrate the ROYGBIV of PRIDE, San Francisco's corporate community kicked off its celebration with a VIP Pride Party.

A Night to Remember

David Duran | Posted 08.26.2012 | San Francisco
David Duran

Thursday night in San Francisco was a night to remember. Two simultaneous Pride parties were happening and everyone was out and having a great time.

Government Deals Blow To Energy Companies In Wake Of San Bruno Disaster

AP | By GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Energy companies will need to keep up-to-date records to prove they are running the nation's aging pipelines at safe pressures under ...

Earth Day Call to Service: Vote Green and Clean in 2012

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

A generation of Earth Days has conditioned millions of us to be green in our homes yet we must apply the same ethic to our politics if we want to save our planet and our democracy. What must we do? Vote green and clean in 2012.

PG&E Announces Massive Settlement With San Bruno Explosion Victims

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 05.12.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay $70 million in restitution to San Bruno for the 2010 pipeline explosion that killed...