California Approves Power Outages To Prevent WildfiresCalifornia regulators on Thursday approved allowing utilities to cut off electricity to possibly hundreds of thousands of customers to avoid catastrophic wildfires like the one sparked by power lines last year that killed 85 people and largely destroyed the city of Paradise.
Head Of California Public Utilities Commission To RetireThe head of the California Public Utilities Commission announced Thursday that he will retire after almost five years on a job dominated by oversight of devastating wildfires.
California Approves Free Cellphones, Internet For Foster YouthYoung people in California's foster system will get free cellphones and internet access under a program approved Thursday that supporters say will bridge a digital divide.
PG&E Will File For Bankruptcy And Get $5.5 Billion In Loans To OperateThe California Public Utilities Commission approved the loans in an emergency meeting, one senator calling it the "easy way out."
Report: Utilities Delayed Effort To Map Wildfire Risk From Power LinesA report says California utilities have helped delay efforts for nearly a decade to map where power lines pose the greatest wildfire risk.
PG&E Issued Citations And Fined $8.3M For Violations Related To Butte FireThe California Public Utilities Commission issued two staff citations totaling $8.3 million to Pacific Gas & Electric for violations that were discovered by the CPUC's investigation into the Butte fire.
Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Announce Plan To Reform Utility RegulatorGov. Jerry Brown has reached a deal with lawmakers on proposed legislation to improve transparency and make other reforms at the embattled California Public Utilities Commission.
PG&E Removes 3 Officials For Improper Communications With State Regulators In Rate CasePG&E said its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E.
California Regulators Approve PG&E Rate HikeCalifornia regulators have approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall.
$17.25 Million Fine Proposed For PG&E Misleading Records About Old PipelinesThe California Public Utilities Commission on Monday said it received the proposal from commissioner Mark Ferron; an earlier proposal called for 6.75 million in fines for the violations.
California Adopts Car-Sharing Service RegulationsWeb-based car-sharing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial liability insurance under rules approved Thursday by California regulators.