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  • Fatal 2008 blast should have been 'wake-up call' for PG&E, reform group says [Updated]

     
    The massive explosion in San Bruno could have been avoided had Pacific Gas & Electric followed through on the promises it made after a 2008 fatal gas line explosion in a suburban community outside Sacramento, a utility reform group said......
  • PG&E did poor job inspecting gas pipes, advocacy group says

     
    PG&E has had extensive problems with a program to inspect leaks in a massive distribution system that stretches from the California-Oregon border to Bakersfield, according to a ratepayer advocacy group. Distribution pipes, which deliver natural gas to...
  • PG&E official says investigators will look into reports that residents smelled gas before massive San Bruno fire

     
    The president of Pacific Gas and Electric said Thursday night that investigators would look into reports that residents smelled gas in the days preceding the huge explosion and massive fire that is raging across 10 acres in a San Bruno......
  • PG&E confirms that one of its gas lines ruptured in area of massive San Bruno fire

     
    The utility company that serves San Bruno confirmed Thursday night that one its gas line ruptured in the neighborhood where a roaring fire left at least one person dead, destroyed a number homes and injured a couple of dozen victims.......
  • PG&E partners with SunRun to finance home solar photovoltaics

     
    PG&E Corp. is partnering with yet another Bay Area solar company, investing $100 million to help pay for the installation of more than 3,500 home photovoltaic arrays. This time, the parent of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility is pairing......
  • PG&E invests $100 million in SunRun home solar installations

     
    PG&E Corp. apparently enjoys playing banker, saying Monday that it is creating a financing fund for yet another Bay Area solar company. In January, the parent of the Pacific Gas & Electric utility invested $60 million with SolarCity, a firm......
  • State regulators approve $9 million in solar research grants, PG&E solar contract

     
    The California Public Utilities Commission approved more than $9 million in solar research grants Thursday and also gave the go-ahead to a solar contract for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. PG&E will move forward with a 25-year power purchase......
  • Michael Hiltzik: PG&E and the corruption of California politics

     
    The serene nerviness of big corporations that poke sticks at their regulators and the general public when their reputations are already in tatters never ceases to amaze and amuse. There's Anthem Blue Cross, which in the heat of a national......
  • SolarCity gets $60 million in financing from PG&E Corp.

     
    Solar panel installer SolarCity Corp. will get its newest round of financing from a more unusual source than the typical bank – PG&E Corp., parent of utility company Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Another PG&E Corp. subsidiary, Pacific Venture Capital,........
  • Michael Hiltzik: PG&E buys itself a ballot initiative

     
    The characteristic campaign photograph of Hiram W. Johnson, who served two terms as California governor and five as its U.S. senator early in the last century, depicted him in a three-piece suit and high collar, with his dukes up. It......
  • Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized

    A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests,...