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The Electrifying Cost of Going Bankrupt: A Look At PG&E’s Fees

This is no joke. How many lawyers were involved with PG&E’s recent bankruptcy case? Enough to fill at least two dozen large…

Cell Industry Fights Rules To Require Backup Power At Cell Towers In Fire Zones

Long before Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Call Kurtis Investigates questioned phone companies on what they’re doing to make sure…

PG&E trying a new tactic in power cuts to prevent wildfires

The nation’s largest utility said Tuesday it is executing smarter and shorter power shutoffs after receiving widespread criticism…

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GET ICE OUT OF OUR REFRIGERATORS- STOP Smart Meter Spying!

The problem: Farfetched as it seems, smart meters can give away an enormous amount of information about customers, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wants it.  Federal immigration authorities are

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Lower Gas Price Scams?

Don’t Get Gassed: TURN is not convinced that gas deregulation can save customers money. Dear Consumer Advisor, I’ve received a couple of calls from gas companies claiming they can provide

Power At Home: Report on Utility Sh...

What happened to the 29,800 Contra Costa families who were permanently shut off by PG&E?  Read TURN’s report on energy insecurity and homelessness and recommendations for justice-driven policies that keep

PLANNING FOR PLANNED OUTAGES

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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