Timeline

2011

2011

In the wake of the San Bruno explosion, TURN grabs national headlines with hard-hitting revelations about PG&E’s failure to perform pipeline repairs in a timely manner.
2010’s

2010’s

Under the leadership of Mark Toney, TURN expands its outreach and organizing, and scores major political successes with the defeat of PG&E’s self-serving Prop 16 and expanded influence in Sacramento.
2010

2010

TURN wins kinder, gentler shut off policies to help financially struggling Californians keep their lights on. Now energy companies are required to work with customers to help them keep service
2008

2008

TURN defeated AT&T’s one-sided service “agreement” by mobilizing its members and AT&T customers to speak out against the unfair contract.
2007

2007

TURN helped consumers unfairly kicked off of LifeLine phone service get reinstated and participated in coalition to improve Universal Telephone Service.
2004

2004

At TURN’s urging the CPUC institutes the Family Energy Rate Assistance (FERA) program, substantially lowering bills for low to middle income customers with large households.
2002

2002

TURN successfully advocates for the Renewable Portfolio Standard legislation requiring California to dramatically increase its use of renewable energy to 20% statewide. The measure means not only cleaner air but
2000’s

2000’s

We told you so! TURN’s worst fears about deregulation are realized as wholesale energy prices go through the roof and greedy generators ship power out-of-state, causing rolling blackouts throughout California.
1999

1999

TURN successfully opposes PG&E’s plan to continue ratepayer subsidies for its Diablo Canyon nuclear plant past 2002, saving consumers millions.