PG&E

There are even more inappropriate PG&E emails

October 8, 2014
Even more internal Pacific Gas & Electric Co. emails – this time flagged by activists focused on safety concerns at a nuclear power plant...

Exposing PG&E’s other “cozy relationship,” with Mayor Ed Lee

News outlets from Sacramento to Los Angeles are crowing about Pacific Gas & Electric Company's alleged "cozy relationship" with the utlity that oversees it,...

Dangerous delays

Four years after the San Bruno disaster, PG&E still isn't fixing its potentially faulty natural gas pipelines on schedule

SF may go through Marin County to bypass CleanPowerSF subversion

Just in time for Earth Day, a renewed effort to reduce the city’s carbon emissions was introduced at the Board of Supervisors yesterday ....

Federal criminal indictment of PG&E doesn’t go far enough

  A federal grand jury in San Francisco yesterday issued a criminal indictment against Pacific Gas & Electric...

Clean Power SF still moving forward

news@sfbg.com Dec. 19 marked the 100th anniversary of the Raker Act, federal legislation that specifically called for San Francisco to directly distribute the water and...

A century after the Raker Act, San Franciscans are still illegally denied public power

December 19, 2013
The San Francisco Examiner has a good story on today’s 100th anniversary of the signing of the Raker Act, federal legislation that allowed San...

Mayor Lee supports PG&E’s monopoly

September 25, 2013
After watching Mayor Ed Lee and his appointees subvert the launch of CleanPowerSF and support PG&E's illegal monopoly control of local energy users --...

Is Art Torres helping PG&E, helping his son’s political career, or both?

September 18, 2013
As I’ve been reporting on how CleanPowerSF is being blocked by Mayor Ed Lee and his political appointees on the San Francisco Public...

Mayor Lee distorts reality in defending CleanPowerSF obstruction by his appointees

September 11, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee yesterday answered a series of five questions from the Board of Supervisors about CleanPowerSF, the renewable energy program it approved last...

Supervisors to grill Mayor Lee over CleanPowerSF sabotage

September 6, 2013
Mayor Ed Lee will be on the hot seat for his unqualified support of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and his related opposition to...

Fizzling energy

Political stalemate impedes green power program

PG&E union spreads lies about CleanPowerSF

August 12, 2013
San Francisco’s municipal power agency is gearing up to launch one of the most climate-friendly alternative energy programs in the country, but the forces...

Key CleanPowerSF facts matter more than myriad details

It’s great to see our colleagues down the hall at the Examiner and SF Weekly covering the evolving details of CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s plan...

PG&E can’t survive solar energy

May 22, 2013
Years ago, in the middle of the boom in nuclear power plants, we used to say, only half in jest, the private utilities would...

Why the PG&E settlement is lame

One of the factors that the state regulators took into account when they decided how much PG&E should be fined for the San Bruno...

Why PG&E will never support solar

One of the most important stories on the future of the country's electricity supply has been largely ignored by the major media outlets. My...

City-owned electricity generation works

April 24, 2013
I remember years ago a loser of a supervisor named Bill Maher tried to make a lame joke in opposition to a public-power measure....

PG&E union turns to Change.org to attack renewable energy program

January 30, 2013
As the issue of climate change heats up again on the national stage, a local program seeking to provide San Franciscans with the option...

PG&E: Profits over safety

January 17, 2013
You have to love the way the lawyer from TURN (The Utility Reform Network) put PG&E's Vice President Jane Yura on the spot during...

Editor’s notes

We've got to make the push to public power if we care about our environment's future

The missing element of the Renewable Energy study

December 3, 2012
Since San Francisco's Local Agency Formation Commission is meeting Dec. 7 to talk about renewable energy, I went and read the 100-page report of...

Diablo Canyon: What else do we need to know?

November 14, 2012
So PG&E wants to frighten, deafen, and kill a whole lot of marine mammals and fish by blasting sound waves at the Ocean floor...

So-called DV group doing PG&E’s dirty work

November 3, 2012
Any pretense that the group called San Francisco Women for for Responsibility and an Accountable Supervisor is anything more than a downtown sham vanished...