PG&E

Impertinent questions for the PG&E 3 supervisors

October 2, 2012
Note: The Guardian and I were delighted, after fighting PG&E since 1969 to enforce the public power mandates of the federal Raker Act,  to...

Stop the presses: CleanPowerSF 8, PG&E 3

September 18, 2012
Sometimes, the good guys (and gals) win.And so, after the Guardian started the public power movement in 1969  with the pioneering Joe Neilands expose...

Historic, veto-proof vote launches CleanPowerSF

September 18, 2012
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today cast an historic vote that was more than a decade in the making, approving the CleanPowerSF program...

The historic PG&E/clean energy vote today

September 17, 2012
And so, after a Guardian campaign that started in 1969 to kick PG&E out of City Hall and bring the city’s own Hetch Hetchy...

Committee approves CleanPowerSF over downtown opposition

September 12, 2012
The question of whether San Francisco creates a renewable energy program that offers an alternative to Pacific Gas & Electric got its first major...

PG&E union mounts attack on Clean Power SF

September 11, 2012
The union that represents PG&E workers -- and has opposed every single public-power initiative in modern San Francisco history -- just launched an attack...

Missing the point on Hetch Hetchy

July 10, 2012
So now we have to have a vote on tearing down Hetch Hetchy. That's fine, let's have the discussion. But let's be honest about...

PG&E’s latest fire problem

June 14, 2012
Sup. David Campos was at the fire on San Bruno Ave -- the one that burned for two hours before PG&E crews managed to...

Restore Hetch Hetchy conjures corporate boogiemen

The campaign for a ballot measure that seeks to create a plan for tearing down the O'Shaughnessy Dam – San Francisco's main source of...

Guardian editorial: Mixed report on Mayor Lee

January 10, 2012
EDITORIAL Mayor Ed Lee's first big decision — the appointment of a District 5 supervisor — demonstrated something very positive:The mayor knows that he...

PG&E could be gone in five years

December 28, 2011
There's a new map of solar-power cost projections that estimates that San Franciscans could replace PG&E power with local distributed solar as early as...

PG&E’s system fails — again

Candlestick Park blackout tells us a lot about the power company's commitment to the city

Guardian editorial: PG&E’s system fails again!

December 26, 2011
EDITORIAL There's no question that officials from Santa Clara — thrilled to have finalized financing for a new 49ers stadium — were taking full political...

More reasons why PG&E hurts the city

December 21, 2011
I know that the folks in Santa Clara are just taking full political advantage of the Candlestick blackout, buy you have to admit: They...

Are we green yet?

San Francisco's ambitious clean-power program moves toward approval

Making CleanPowerSF work

The city's clean power plan is going to save you money

Guardian editorial: Making Clean Power SF work

December 20, 2011
EDITORIAL The way the San Francisco Chronicle describes it, the city's new green power program "won't come cheap." That's a line that Pacific Gas...

Sup. Elsbernd ducks more Impertinent Questions

December 5, 2011
Well, I am sad to report that my neighborhood supervisor, Sean Elsbernd, has once again refused to answer my Impertinent Questions and to say...

Editorial: Mayor Lee is tough as hell on Occupy SF protestors, but keeps City Hall safe for PG@E and...

October 19, 2011
And so Mayor Ed Lee once again shows his true colors:  he is tough as hell on Occupy SF protestors and, unlike every other...

BART, PG&E targeted for protests

September 7, 2011
Protesters plan to descend upon downtown San Francisco on Sept. 8 and 9, as two separate groups of organizers are calling for mobilizations against...

Mayor Lee and PG&E

He calls the megalith "a great corporation that gets it" -- yikes

Editorial: Mayor Ed Lee: Keeping City Hall safe for PG&E

September 6, 2011
Mayoral candidates Dennis Herrera, John Avalos and Leland Yee blast Lee's pro-PG&E comments (in postscript) Pacific Gas and Electric Company is the number one...

The mayor loves PG&E

September 2, 2011
I almost couldn't believe it -- the same week that the feds came down and essentially called Pacific Gas and Electric Co. a crew...

Editorial: Step up to save CCA and take on PG&E

August 1, 2011
Two things became abundantly clear at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission meeting July 26th: The Community Choice Aggregation program is off track --...