Articles Tagged With ‘Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)’

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.

PG&E considering less seismic testing

The California Coastal Commission will no longer hear PG&E’s case for a seismic testing permit in October, but rather at its November meeting. PG&E revised its planned seismic survey Thursday, causing the Coastal Commission to postpone its hearing on the... (Continue reading)

Rate payers on the hook for PG&E’s seismic study

The State Public Utilities Commission agreed last week to allow PG&E to pass the $64 million cost of a planned seismic survey near Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant on to its customers. [KSBY] The current proposed plans are to use... (Continue reading)

PG&E’s pending assault on the sea and gray whales

OPINION By ROGER CLEARY Some say, short of thermonuclear war, PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, with its radioactive, spent fuel posing a toxic hazard lasting longer than we Homo sapiens have populated this planet presents the biggest threat to... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon under fire for lack of current risk assessment

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in Avila beach  hasn’t done a comprehensive risk assessment of their plants’ vulnerabilities to earthquakes for nearly two decades, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday. [CaliforniaWatch] The GAO said PG&E hasn’t updated its... (Continue reading)

Term limits plan moves forward

An initiative changing term limits for members of the California Legislature will go before voters in November. If the measure meets with voter approval, a politician would be allowed to serve only 12 years instead of 14, and only in... (Continue reading)

Waage announces supervisor bid against Hill

Pismo Beach City Councilman Ed Waage said he will challenge incumbent District 3 San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill in 2012. District 3 includes a large portion of San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, and Grover Beach. Hill, a... (Continue reading)

PG&E gas line ruptures during pressure test

A major PG&E gas transmission line ruptured during a pressure test Monday south of Bakersfield as the utility was planning to boost gas levels on the pipeline to meet winter demand. [SF Chronicle] The 34-inch transmission line that runs from... (Continue reading)

Supervisors want place on quake panel

In a decision steeped in unspoken suspicion, San Luis Obispo County supervisors Tuesday sought to install their own earthquake expert on a panel now eying Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, and to have PG&E ratepayers offset the $70,000 a year... (Continue reading)

Huge power outage dims South state

A power outage of monumental proportion has darkened San Diego County and parts of Southern Orange County, Palm Springs and Baja, Mexico, NBC Los Angeles is reporting. More than 1.4 million Pacific Gas & Electric customers, and others in outlying... (Continue reading)

Gas pipes crumbling, government bungling?

The condition of gas transmission pipelines all across the United States is being grossly misrepresented by the nation’s top regulators, taking a “friendly tone” toward the industry. [SanFranciscoChronicle] The newspaper obtained a copy of a draft report by the federal... (Continue reading)