Tag Archives: PG&E

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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Fighting the Fire

24/7 monitoring for potential fire threats across utility’s service area In preparation for the 2018 wildfire season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has opened its new Wildfire Safety Operations Center in San Francisco. The center, which will be staffed 24/7, will monitor potential fire threats across PG&E’s service area in real time and coordinate […]

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From Model T to EV

Ford makes $11B commitment to electric market The automaker synonymous with the assembly line can now be added to the list of those committing to a much different vehicle for the future. Ford Motor Co. president of global markets Jim Farley announced at the Detroit auto show the company plans to invest $11 billion in […]

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More PG&E Drama?

As if they needed it. It’s hard out there for a utility. Like a sports referee, doing the job effectively often yields little to no praise. Yet when a mistake is made, everything is amplified, and critics pounce. This harsh reality is perhaps best represented (at least recently) by Pacific Gas & Electric, who on […]

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PG&E Found Guilty

California’s largest utility obstructed investigation; punishment lenient Leaks, hazy visuals, and misleads? Sounds like a typical publicized trial. Except in this case, none of those are puns. Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest public utility, bore the weight of related missteps on Tuesday when a federal jury convicted the company of obstructing investigators and of five counts […]

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Specifics Asked and Deflected

PG&E readies for investigation, potential scandal Major California utility provider Pacific Gas & Electric comes under intensified pressure this week, as a former employee has agreed to testify, and local reports unearth new findings in regards to suspected record-keeping omissions that followed lethal pipeline explosions in 2010 and 2014. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that […]

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