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CPUC safety certification eases PG&E access to wildfire insurance fund, prompting backlash

Dive Brief: The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) wildfire safety division last week issued a 2020 safety certification…

FCC Greenlights Frontier’s Chapter 11 Restructuring

Frontier Communications has secured approval from the FCC for its Chapter 11 restructuring plan, enabling the provider to proceed…

Here’s Why Your Electric Bill From SDG&E Might Go Up This Year

Your electric bill could go up by a few dollars if the California Public Utilities Commission approves San Diego Gas & Electric’s…

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Raising Rates for Essential Needs During COVID is Wrong

PG&E, SDG&E and SoCal Edison are rapidly raising rates for essential heat and light despite the COVID crisis.   With lower-income Californians already bearing the brunt of the pandemic and resultant

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Beware of Phone Scammers

  by TURN Managing Attorney Christine Mailloux   I was working in my office and I received a call on my Spectrum cable VoIP landline phone line, that I primarily

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


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