Articles Tagged With ‘California Public Utilities Commission’




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California seeking to fine Uber $1.1 million over drunk drivers

California’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has filed an order seeking to fine Uber $1.13 million for failing to properly respond to suspected drunk drivers. [Market Watch] From Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2015, Uber reported receiving 2,047 complaints from California passengers... (Continue reading)

PG&E to pay local agencies more for Diablo Canyon closure

PG&E has upped its financial settlement offer, proposing to dole out $85 million, rather than $49.5 million, to compensate local government agencies that stand to lose tax revenue as a result of the planned closure of Diablo Canyon power plant.... (Continue reading)

PG&E has done enough for SLO County

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN The California Public Utilities Commission held a public meeting this week giving interested parties the opportunity to present their thoughts to commissioners who are considering the Joint Proposal, an agreement between PG&E, several environmental groups and... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon is closing, but its negative footprint will linger

OPINION by JIM GRIFFIN Diablo Canyon Power Plant is finally shutting down. It should never have been built in the first place, especially over two earthquake prone fault lines. In fact, as we can see now, no nuclear power plants should ever... (Continue reading)

New area code coming to San Luis Obispo County

The California Public Utilities Commission is planning to introduce a new area code to the 805, which includes most of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, as well as small portions of Monterey and Kern counties. The 805... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown signs Diablo Canyon bill

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill 361 which provides continued funding for two Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant oversight bodies. AB 361 was authored by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) and coauthored by Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel)... (Continue reading)

Legislation proposed to bar PG&E from utilizing tax deductions to cover penalty

If proposed legislation is passed, PG&E will not be able to harvest a tax windfall from state authorities by taking a tax deduction for a $1.6 billion penalty because of its negligence in a fatal explosion in San Bruno. [Contra... (Continue reading)

PG&G diverted safety funds to bonuses

PG&E diverted more than $100 million in monies for safety and operations to bonuses for executives and shareholder profits over a 15-year period that is linked to the 2010 San Bruno disaster, according to an independent audit and a staff... (Continue reading)

California restricts fees on smart meter opt-outs

California utility companies now have limits on their ability to charge customers who wish to remove smart meters from their property. [Union Tribune] After a unanimous vote by the California Public Utilities Commission, utility companies are now restricted to charging... (Continue reading)

PG&E’s cozy relationship with public officials

After reading thousands of emails received as part of a California Public Records Act lawsuit settlement, San Bruno officials announced that state utility regulators were advising PG&E on ways to fend off a legal challenge following the deadly gas-pipeline explosion... (Continue reading)



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