Welcome to a very new energy world. Now jump to June of this year, when Pacific Gas & Electric announced it wants to decommission
Pacific Gas & Electric is on trial for a suburban San Francisco blast that killed eight people.
California's well-earned reputation as a leader in developing and deploying renewable energy just got a new boost. In recent years, the state has set many impressive goals for the future, such as a goal to get 50 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030.
For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof.
President Obama may only have named two example of business upping its game in educating its workforce, but that hardly means he is wanting for examples. They're out there.
PG&E shareholders should "make it right" for California. But that means investing the funds from the fine in fixing the system. Further safety improvements will most likely be paid for by customers -- meaning the CPUC would miss its chance to use penalty process to save customers money and make the system safe.
The company had asked the commission to "ensure that the penalty is reasonable and proportionate," PG&E Corp Chairman and
Residential customers of the the PUC-regulated utilities, including Pacific Gas and Electric , San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern
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