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PG&E Seeks Rate Hike For Upgrades

PG&E wants to raise your rates $12 month for starters, with more increases every year. Elizabeth Cook reports. To pay for $2 billion in upgrades, PG&E is seeking higher rates

Power Company Thinks PUC Is Dim

SDG&E Plans Means More Shut-Offs, Fewer Consumer Protections Experienced consumers know that whenever a company says it’s changing its services to serve them better, it’s wise to count the silverware

PG&E Pledges Crackdown on Repeated Pressure Surges

PG&E still not in control of pipeline pressure Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has accidentally over-pressurized pipelines on its gas system more than 120 times since the San Bruno explosion

Opting Out of Smart Meters

The good news is that you can now opt out of smart meters. The bad news is that it will cost you. The interim customer opt-out changes approved by the

Proposed Legislation Targets Bonuses to Utility Executives

Should your electric bill include big bonuses for overpaid executives? As anti-SmartMeter protesters wailed outside PG&E’s annual shareholder meeting Monday in San Francisco, a Peninsula lawmaker announced legislation he hopes

AT&T Wields Enormous Power in Sacramento

Does your legislator golf with AT&T at Pebble Beach? SACRAMENTO—As the sun set behind Monterey Bay on a cool night last year, dozens of the state’s top lawmakers and lobbyists

Consumer Groups Fear Deregulation of CA Phone Service

AT&T loves its profitable customers but not those who depend on them the most. As younger generations turn to cellphones and telecommunications firms push Internet-based voice service, traditional copper-wire land