Will Amazon be the next PG&E?

July 12, 2011
The giant retailer is pulling a Prop. 16, seeking to get the voters to overturn a measure forcing online retailers to collect sales tax....

Pete Petrakis, PG&E fighter, dies at 82

Guardian muckraker leaves San Francisco with a helluva story

PG&E, AT&T, Recology and Malia Cohen

April 25, 2011
I got a flyer the other day announcing a District 10 merchants meeting featuring Sup. Malia Cohen -- no big deal, district supervisors do...

PG&E CEO Peter Darbee stepping down

April 21, 2011
Word's out that Peter Darbee, the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation, is stepping down. Darbee's departure comes amid a federal...

Hererra decries “the real outrage” of PG&E delay

April 12, 2011
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) considered whether or not to accept a deal with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) at its April...

Editorial: Shut down PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant

March 22, 2011
 The six-unit Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was designed to withstand the strongest earthquake that geologists said could reasonably be predicted for the region...

Why does anyone still trust PG&E?

March 1, 2011
The Bay Citizen's got a good report on how PG&E cobbled together the San Bruno gas pipe out of bits and pieces of whatever...

No San Bruno rate hike for PG&E

EDITORIAL In a Feb. 18 message to shareholders, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced that the projected costs of the San Bruno pipeline explosion...

PG&E’s Nancy McFadden named Brown’s executive secretary

January 6, 2011
Remember when Pacific Gas & Electric Co. embarked on a $46 million political adventure called Proposition 16, the so-called Taxpayers' Right to Vote Act,...

PG&E granted cash reward, green light on power plant

December 17, 2010
While news surrounding Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has been dominated by a faulty weld and early warnings on the the San Bruno gas...

PG&E may receive millions for unverified energy savings

December 15, 2010
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is poised to receive millions in shareholder bonuses for successfully administering a statewide energy-efficiency program designed to curb customers’...

EDITORIAL: No PG&E caretaker

December 7, 2010
We've made it clear in several editorials that the Board of Supervisors would be wasting a great opportunity and making a political mistake by...

PG&E’s priorities and the San Bruno pipeline

November 11, 2010
A few weeks ago, the Guardian reported that Pacific Gas & Electric Company was granted $5 million to upgrade a portion of its San...

PG&E exec fails as a spy

November 10, 2010
You'd think California's largest utility company would know a thing or two about spying. From toxic groundwater plumes to deadly pipeline explosions, Pacific Gas...

PG&E fast and loose on repairs, tight-lipped on info

Power company turns tail in the face of hard questions

Revealed: PG&E’s secret pipeline map

September 21, 2010
PG&E has been hiding the map of where its high-pressure pipes run under San Francisco, but we've got it. Or most of it. Using...

PG&E’s secret pipeline map

The utility won't release its pipeline locations — even to the Fire Department — but we managed find the info

Subpoena PG&E’s maps

The city needs to be moving on every front to find out exactly where all of PG&E's hazardous infrastructure is

Subpoena PG&E’s maps

September 21, 2010
EDITORIAL If you're worried about the safety of the natural gas mains running below San Francisco — and you should be — you might...

PG&E’s deadly failures

The CPUC should investigate how PG&E has been spending the money it collects from ratepayers for maintenance and system upgrades

PG&E’s deadly failures

September 14, 2010
The CPUC should investigate how PG&E has been spending the money it collects from ratepayers for maintenance and system upgrades EDITORIAL In 1994, a...

SFBG Radio: PG&E and 9/11

September 13, 2010
In today's episode, Tim talks about how PG&E blew up San Bruno -- and Johnny complains about 9/11 symbolism. You can listen after the...

PG&E’s tragically misplaced priorities challenged

September 13, 2010
Throughout the spring political season, we at the Guardian argued there were more important things on which Pacific Gas & Electric could be spending...

Chron badly scooped on PG&E blast

September 13, 2010
The San Francisco Chronicle used gigantic type on its front page two days in a row, and put out an entire special Sunday supplement...