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3. 2016-08-02 Prosecutors in PG&E case abruptly reduce potential fines San Francisco
E. 2016-06-22 Musk to combine Tesla with SolarCity Tesla
F. 2015-08-29 PG&E will close all lanes of Highway 101 Burlingame
G. 2015-07-20 In big solar deal, SunEdison buys Vivint for $2.2 billion Belmont
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Musk to combine Tesla with SolarCity
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Tesla unveils a battery to change the world
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PG&E indicted with obstructing NTSB
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PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast
BrightSource kills IPO at last minute
PG&E, San Bruno reach $70 M restitution agree...
BrightSource kills IPO at last minute
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PG&E stops talks on fund for pipeline blast
2011
Another solar company in jeopardy
PG&E re-used 'junk' pipe
White House 'rushed' Solyndra's loan
PG&E names Anthony F. Earley Jr. as CEO
PG&E seeks jury trial to fight lawsuits
PG&E to replace 1,600 SmartMeter
PG&E: We'll pay all of CEO's $35 million
PG&E CEO resigns in wake of blast
PG&E to study Diablo Canyon fault
2 top PG&E execs to resign
PG&E missing 8% gas line safety records
Another solar company in jeopardy
White House 'rushed' Solyndra's loan
PG&E to replace 1,600 SmartMeter
PG&E CEO resigns in wake of blast
PG&E to study Diablo Canyon fault
Calif. plans to fine utility over fatal blast
White House 'rushed' Solyndra's loan
PG&E check documents using Cow Palace
County OKs moratorium on SmartMeters
PG&E memo said valves of little value
2010
Audit: PG&E took shortcuts in inspections
Utility head grilled over fatal explosion
Exec snooped SmartMeter critics resigned
Blast may cost PG&E $1 billion
Sharp acquires solar developer Recurrent
City public power plan hits snag
PG&E's Prop. 16 lost big in its service area
Obama Touts Alternative Energy
SunPower to open plant
County to provide power, oust PG&E
Blast may cost PG&E $1 billion
PG&E's Prop. 16 lost big in its service area
PG&E's heavy hand irks PUC
City public power plan hits snag
PG&E's Prop. 16 lost big in its service area
Obama Touts Alternative Energy
Safety concerns over PG&E SmartMeters
2009
PG&E to bankroll renewable power plants
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2008
PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record
PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record
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PG&E Urges Conservation During Heat
PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant
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Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
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2001
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PG&E files for bankruptcy
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Bay Area temperatures rise, and the power grid strains


June 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jun.20   PG&E
  More stifling heat is expected to blanket the Bay Area in the coming days, raising the specter of additional power outages


year 2016 Top ^



November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.14   PG&E


August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.2  San Francisco  Prosecutors in PG&E case abruptly reduce potential fines


June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.22   Tesla


year 2015 Top ^

Aug.29  Highway 101  PG&E will close all lanes of Highway 101
Jul.20  Belmont  In big solar deal, SunEdison buys Vivint for $2.2 billion
May.1   Tesla


year 2014 Top ^

Oct.2  PG&E  PG&E and others appealed proposed $1.4 billion penalty
Aug.30  Tesla  China, Tesla building 400 charging stations
Jul.29   PG&E
Apr.4  PG&E  PG&E CEO addresses federal indictment
Apr.1   San Bruno
Mar.28  Pleasanton  Energous IPO: Smartphone charging from a distance
Feb.5   South San Jose


year 2013 Top ^

Oct.7   San Carlos
  PG&E has begun turning off a major pipeline that runs through San Carlos. A judge ordered the utility to shut down Line 147 after safety concerns
Jul.17   PG&E PG&E could face $300 million San Bruno fine

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.20  PG&E  Vote allows PG&E rate hike for safety improvements Apr.13   San Bruno PG&E pays $70M for deadly pipeline blast
  Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has paid $70 million in restitution for the California pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a San Francisco suburb in 2010 Apr.12   Oakland BrightSource kills IPO at last minute
Mar.12   San Bruno PG&E, San Bruno reach $70 M restitution agreement  PG&E has agreed to pay the city a compensation for the 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes Feb.15   San Bruno PG&E stops talks on fund for pipeline blast

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.1  PG&E  PG&E to pay $38 million fine in explosion Nov.7  PG&E  PG&E calls pipeline rupture 'success' Nov.4   San Jose Another solar company in jeopardy
Oct.20   PG&E PG&E re-used 'junk' pipe Oct.12  Fremont  Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison steps down Sep.27  PG&E  Feds fear for PG&E's gas system Sep.14   Fremont White House 'rushed' Solyndra's loan  The White House could have rushed approval on a major government-backed loan to Solyndra , a failed solar panel firm, for political reasons Sep.8  San Mateo  SolarCity gets $1 billion federal contract Aug.8   PG&E PG&E names Anthony F. Earley Jr. as CEO  PG&E Corp. named as its new CEO, a veteran power-industry executive credited with steering Detroit's electric utility through the largest bl... Aug.4  PG&E  PG&E reports higher 2nd-quarter profits Jul.11   PG&E PG&E seeks jury trial to fight lawsuits Jun.2  PG&E  PG&E to miss PUC deadline to find records May.6  PG&E  PG&E gets OK to raise rates May.4  PG&E  Profit down on blast-response costs May.2   PG&E PG&E to replace 1,600 SmartMeter
  Pacific Gas & Electric will replace 1,600 SmartMeters due to a 'rare defect' that causes the wireless meters to run fast and inflate bills
Apr.28  San Jose  Total to buy majority stake in SunPower Apr.26  PG&E  PG&E ordered to return CEO's pension Apr.25   PG&E PG&E: We'll pay all of CEO's $35 million
Apr.22  PG&E  PG&E may never find all pipeline records Apr.21   PG&E PG&E CEO resigns in wake of blast
  Chairman, chief executive and President Peter Darbee is stepping down following a 'challenging year' that included a natural gas pipeline explosion.    Six years after becoming CEO and president of PG&E, Darbee...
Apr.19  Mountain View  PG&E to test pipelines in M-n View, Antioch Apr.12   PG&E PG&E to study Diablo Canyon fault Apr.11  Google  Google invests $168M in solar energy Apr.7   PG&E 2 top PG&E execs to resign Mar.25  PG&E  SmartMeters: users to charge to opt out Mar.16   PG&E Calif. plans to fine utility over fatal blast Mar.15   PG&E PG&E missing 8% gas line safety records
  8 percent of key safety records required for its high-pressure pipelines, including for some segments along the line that blew up Mar.11  PG&E  PG&E to pay cost of CPUC probe of blast Mar.5   Cow Palace PG&E check documents using Cow Palace Mar.1   PG&E PG&E memo said valves of little value Feb.20  San Bruno Explosion  Report: Increase on SB line violated rules Feb.18  PG&E  PG&E asks employees to find records Feb.13  PG&E  PG&E may have lost data Feb.10  PG&E  Delay sought in PG&E rate hikes Feb.2   PG&E PG&E ordered reduce pressure on pipes Jan.27  PG&E  NTSB chair rips PG&E's records Jan.5  PG&E  PG&E facing more lawsuits over blast   San Rafael County OKs moratorium on SmartMeters

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.19   PG&E Audit: PG&E took shortcuts in inspections
  An audit of PG&E pipelines, performed 4 months before an explosion, suggests the utility took shortcuts during its inspections of its gas lines Dec.7   San Bruno Utility head grilled over fatal explosion  State lawmakers met in San Bruno and accused the head of the California Public Utilities Commission of years of lax oversight Nov.20  PG&E  PG&E could face fines in 2008 explosion Nov.10   PG&E Exec snooped SmartMeter critics resigned  William Devereaux, senior vice-president of the utility's controversial SmartMeter program, eavesdropped on SmartMeters critics Nov.9  PG&E  PG&E tried to infiltrate activists Nov.5   PG&E Blast may cost PG&E $1 billion
Oct.15  PG&E  PG&E to turn over documents in blast Oct.13  PG&E  PG&E to replace hundreds of valves Oct.12  Google  Google invests in wind power Oct.10  PG&E  No fines on PG&E over six-year period Sep.22   San Francisco Sharp acquires solar developer Recurrent Sep.21  PG&E  PG&E releases list of high-priority repairs Jul.15  San Francisco  Bechtel plans for nuclear power Jun.21   SF City Hall City public power plan hits snag Jun.10   PG&E PG&E's Prop. 16 lost big in its service area May.26   Fremont Obama Touts Alternative Energy May.10  PG&E  PG&E: 23,000 May Have Wrong Bills May.4  PG&E  PG&E's heavy hand irks PUC Apr.22   Milpitas SunPower to open plant Mar.30  Kaiser  Kaiser plans solar systems at 15 sites Feb.25  Sebastopol  Safety concerns over PG&E SmartMeters Feb.4  Hayward  Calpine's plant OK'd   Marin County County to provide power, oust PG&E Jan.8  Google  Google establishes energy subsidiary

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.9  San Francisco  Bechtel in BrightSource deal Aug.13  San Francisco  Filthy power plant to close May.15  SF City Hall  SF to install 25K solar panels May.13  Oakland  PG&E expands solar power plans Feb.28  Berkeley  Berkeley starts solar program Feb.25  SF City Hall  S.F. pushes PG&E on bay sediment probe Feb.24   PG&E PG&E to bankroll renewable power plants
Feb.11  Oakland  Solar firm announces big contract

year 2008 Top ^

Aug.14  PG&E  PG&E plans big investment in solar power Mar.29  San Francisco  City to go dark for Earth Hour Mar.25  SF Downtown  Supe Looks To Curb Business Energy Use Jan.8   PG&E PG&E's blacked-out is 10-year record  An estimated 1.9 million to 2.1 million customers lost electricity after the storm's howling winds and driving rain

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.18  PG&E  PG&E To Buy Power From Wave Plant Nov.27  Google  Google's big bet on renewable energy Oct.21  San Francisco  The Lights Go Down In The City Sep.22  Walnut Creek  Energy firm to pay $15m for pipeline blast Jan.24  Antioch  PG&E Breaks Ground On New Power Plant

year 2006 Top ^

Jul.22   PG&E PG&E Urges Conservation During Heat
Jul.3  San Jose  Calpine's 1Q loss widened to $589m May.15   SF Bayview PG&E Shuts Down Old Power Plant  The natural gas-fired plant was shut down more than 25 years after neighbors began campaigning against

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.20   San Jose Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
  Struggling power generator filed for bankruptcy protection as it grapples with more than $17 billion in debt Nov.29   San Jose CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine  CEO Peter Cartwright, CFO obert D. Kelly have left the company in moves that will help financial challenges Sep.30  PG&E  PG&E Bill To Be Significantly Higher Sep.4   PG&E PG&E Issues Report on Cause of Explosion
Aug.25  PG&E  Massive Inspection to Prevent Explosions

year 2004 Top ^

Apr.12  PG&E  PG&E utility leaves bankruptcy behind Jan.15  PG&E  PG&E proposes larger electricity rate cut

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.23   PG&E Delayed Response Worsened Outage  PG&E says its delayed response to a circuit failure may have added to the severity of power outage Dec.16  PG&E  PG&E reaches compromise on bankruptcy May.13  PG&E  PG&E suffers first-quarter loss of $354m

year 2002 Top ^

Jun.21  South San Jose  Power Plant Groundbreaking

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.11   SF City Hall Public power measures defeated  After 5 days of waiting, measure F lost by 533 votes, measure I lost by 4,361 votes Nov.5   PG&E PG&E's earnings triple
Apr.26  PG&E  PG&E has 10,000 creditors Apr.6   PG&E PG&E files for bankruptcy
  California's largest utility voluntarily filed for Chapter 11. It had run up an $8.9 billion deficit
 Pacific Gas and Electric Co debts are increasing by $300 million a month. The bankruptcy filing does not affect the utility's parent company, PG&E Corp. It's the third-largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. PG&E has 15 days to complete its bankruptcy paperwork. The governor called the decision 'a real slap in the face to California'
Mar.19  PG&E  Blackouts Are Back Mar.16  PG&E  PG&E gets $1.2 billion tax refund