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California’s biggest utilities are losing their monopolies. Is that a good thing?

Published: 
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 4:07pm

San Diego’s decision to go into the power business was the last straw.

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Private power lines, not PG&E’s, caused deadly wine country fire, state says

Published: 
Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:53am

The 2017 fire that destroyed thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, Calif., and killed 22 people was caused by private power lines, not ones owned by utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a long-awaited state investigation released Thursday concluded.

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PG&E bankruptcy plan threatens California’s electric car goals

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 1:59pm

California has set its sights on having millions more electric cars on the road over the next decade, but the planned bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the state’s largest investor-owned utility, could complicate efforts to achieve that goal.

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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change

Published: 
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:53pm

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

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Twice? PG&E alerts state regulators of second power line failure near Camp Fire mystery ‘second start’

Published: 
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:26pm

A senior PG&E official alerted state regulators late Friday that one of the utility’s distribution lines suffered a power outage about 15 minutes after the deadly Camp Fire roared to life on the morning of Nov. 8.