Could selling PG&E to its customers help solve California’s power problems?

JUDY WOODRUFF: When wildfires broke out again in California last month, residents weren’t just worried about the fires themselves. Many were angry and frustrated over intentional blackouts that were designed to reduce the risks of even more fires. The state’s largest utility, PG&E, was the target of much of that anger. The company’s maintenance of […]

PG&E starts California wildfires, and gets away with it | AJ+

This is the aftermath of California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire. 85 people died here in a fire that PG&E, the country’s largest utility, is suspected of starting. Now, PG&E has filed for bankruptcy, which pauses any lawsuits brought by survivors. And that means those who’ve lost everything might get nothing at all. This is […]

Nevada City mayor looks for power alternatives amid PG&E shutoffs

ENERGY USE IN NEVADA CITY WHICH SHE HOPES WILL ONE DAY MEAN THEY WONT NEED PG&E AT ALL. THIS IS THE FACEBOOK POST LAUNCHING A PLEDGE CAMPAIGN THAT MAY ONE DAY ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR PG&E IN NEVADA CIT >>THESE PG&E POWER BLACKOUTS HAVE BEEN A GAME CHANGER. I THINK ULTIMATELY IT’S GOING TO BE […]

Thousands Of Bay Area PG&E Customers Again Face Potential Power Shutoffs

COMING OFF OF 580. THE EASTSHORE FREEWAY COMMUTE. COMING OUT. THE BAY AREA IS SETTING US UP FOR ANOTHER POSSIBLE SAFETY SHUT OFF. ABOUT 200,000 CUSTOMERS MAY HAVE THE POWER CUT THIS WEEK. OUR REPORTER IS LIVE AT THE DALY CITY SUBSTATION WITH THE ANTICIPATED IMPACT. HERE WE GO AGAIN. 16 COUNTIES FACED THE THREAT […]

Why California residents are ‘frustrated’ with PG&E over planned power outage

JUDY WOODRUFF: The power is still out in Northern California and across a wide swathe of the state. The blackout was planned by public utility officials to reduce the risks of wildfire, as high winds mix with dry weather. But many don’t agree with that timing or reasoning. And, as William Brangham tells us, the […]

All Electric?

Have you heard about the blow the Berkeley, California City Council has landed on consumer choice? The city has banned natural gas in all new low-rise residential buildings. That means the new richy-rich of Berkeley will have to use an electric stovetop to cook their meals. No natural gas water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers or […]