Tag Archives: PG&E

PG&E Pleads Guilty in Camp Fire Trial

84 counts of involuntary manslaughter tied to California utility PG&E entered its plea Tuesday in Butte County Superior Court related to its role in the 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California. In accordance with the agreement PG&E reached in March 2020 with the Butte County District Attorney, the company pleaded guilty to 84 counts of […]

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A Few Good Linemen

PG&E drama showing ripple effects as far as Georgia While Pacific Gas & Electric received positive news this week regarding its ongoing legal troubles, lesser-known entities maneuvered to counteract the situation’s surprisingly far-reaching effects. As California recruits electrical workers to fix its disasters, the GA city of Marietta wants to keep skilled linemen in town […]

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San Francisco Offers to Buy PG&E Grid

If accepted, deal would lay foundation for municipal utility in the Bay Area San Francisco has made a $2.5 billion offer to buy Pacific Gas & Electric’s grid assets within its city limits, the most concrete step yet from cities, counties and public agencies served by the bankrupt Northern California utility to lay claim to […]

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Business Briefs Galore

Boeing/GE/Amazon deal, Schneider Electric, PG&E’s future, and more So a struggling industrial giant, a 747, and Jeff Bezos all walk in to a bar… I tend to agree with Al Root’s assessment of this mega-deal. It sounds like a cheesy joke, and it could only happen in Paris. General Electric, Boeing, and Amazon struck a […]

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The New PG&E

Utility attempts to move forward with executive personnel overhaul Pacific Gas & Electric, whose safety and negligence oversights became a public relations nightmare over the past decade, is turning the page. The embattled utility now attempts to move forward with an overhaul of its executive personnel, which it says will—first and foremost—guide the company through […]

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PG&E Updates

Federal judge demands answers about utility’s role in wildfire Updating a previous item, California’s primary utility is facing increased scrutiny connected to the “Camp Fire” wildfire that is devastating a large portion of the state. A federal judge overseeing PG&E’s criminal probation from the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion is demanding answers from the utility […]

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PG&E

Embattled utility yet again faces scrutiny for wildfires California’s primary utility is facing increased scrutiny connected to the “Camp Fire” wildfire that is devastating a large portion of the state. An NBC News report Tuesday suggested that the company may have known about a recurring issue that potentially triggered the fire. Sources in the report […]

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Fiery Déjà vu

California wildfires continue to rage this season This kind of déjà vu is the worst to experience when put in writing. Imagine multiplying that by a thousand, with the utmost severity, for those who are living it. If you’re feeling redundancy from reading about California wildfires—it isn’t a mistake—they’re just happening all the time. Especially […]

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Raising the Roof

The solar method is paying off—and raising the bar The International Energy Agency can give themselves a pat on the back upon viewing the results of a recent report. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantified that reduced demand and found that solar panels installed between 2013 and 2015 in […]

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Record In Store?

PG&E proposal would ink over triple the amount of Tesla’s Australian array Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s main utility and one of the largest suppliers of power in the country, is eyeing a record in the energy storage world with a bold proposal. The company wants to convert three natural gas plants into battery storage […]

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