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SoCal Edison Equipment Thought to be Culprit in Los Angeles Wildfire; Governor Slams PG&E

Edison International’s Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) utility acknowledged its infrastructure may have caused the disruptive, fast-moving Saddleridge fire that skirted residential areas and a major gas storage facility in northern Los Angeles County last week, according to a report the company filed with state regulators.

October 16, 2019

PG&E Reaches $65M Settlement Over Falisified Records

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has reached a settlement to pay $65 million for allegedly falsifying natural gas and electric records that in some cases led to contractors damaging utility infrastructure.

October 7, 2019
California Regulators Assert Natural Gas Still Power Gen Necessity

California Regulators Assert Natural Gas Still Power Gen Necessity

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday rolled out a grid reliability proposal it will vote on next month that includes continued, albeit decreasing, reliance on natural gas for electric generation through the early 2020s.

September 16, 2019

California Eases Residential Natural Gas Substitution

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has modified the state’s energy efficiency approach to make it easier for homeowners to switch out natural gas appliances.

August 6, 2019

California Regulatory Advocate Urges PG&E Post-Bankruptcy Oversight

After another power line-triggered wildfire erupted in late June, the consumer advocacy unit at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) asked regulators to crack down on Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) when it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

July 8, 2019

California Wildfire Panel Urges Utility Liability, Cost Recovery Relief

Eliminating California’s strict liability for utilities and streamlining cost recovery for victims and utilities were recommended Wednesday in a preliminary report by the state’s wildfire commission.

June 3, 2019

California Lawmaker Wants Continued Scrutiny of PG&E Bankruptcy

A California lawmaker wants the state to keep track of developments in the ongoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and its parent company.

April 30, 2019

SoCalGas Eyes Expanding RNG Supply to 20% by 2030

Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), on Wednesday declared it is all-in on renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, as it works to become the “cleanest” natural gas utility in North America.

March 8, 2019
PG&E Shadowed by California Regulators, Courts in Bankruptcy Proceeding

PG&E Shadowed by California Regulators, Courts in Bankruptcy Proceeding

Now under the management of a familiar federal bankruptcy court judge in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is also being tracked by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), FERC and a federal judge overseeing the fallout of a 2010 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion.

February 4, 2019

California Governor Makes Energy-Related Appointments

California Gov. Gavin Newsom filled eight energy-related regulatory appointments on Tuesday, including three positions on a new wildfire cost recovery panel.

January 25, 2019