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As Bay Area recovers from PG&E power shutoff, many ask: ‘Was this necessary’?

For many Northern Californians, there was little remarkable about the weather that swept through the region in the middle of last week.…

Column: What the heck has gone wrong here in California? From owning the future to blacked out

I was on the phone the other day with my sister, who lives in the Bay Area, and she said she had to get ready to deal with a planned power outage

The California power outages show how dire the wildfire crisis has gotten — 9 of the state’s 10 biggest fires came in the last 16 years

The fire has spread quickly due to strong easterly winds, sometimes called the Santa Ana winds . The flames have burned more than 4,700…

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Higher Rates Won’t Stop Wildfires- Demand Accountability

CAN HIGHER ELECTRIC BILLS STOP WILDFIRES? PG&E “pumped out $4.5 billion in profits and let the tree budget wither,” says the judge overseeing PG&E’s probation for San Bruno-related crimes. Now,

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What Are Smart Meters Telling Law E...

Your Right to Privacy Consumers should have control of their own energy usage data and information.  Right now, electric utilities can track your electricity usage every 15 minutes using Smart


We Don’t Need Bigger Phone Companies, We Need Better Ones!   Tell the CPUC to say NO to T Mobile’s Merger With Sprint 1. NO TANGIBLE BENEFITS TO CUSTOMERS No guarantees


Electric companies are allowed to shut off power throughout their territories when the weather causes high risk of fires sparked by their equipment.  During a planned power shut off, landline

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