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Is sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander – Should Sierra Club Join PG&E in Pleading Guilty to Manslaughter?

Is sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander – Should Sierra Club Join PG&E in Pleading Guilty to Manslaughter?

    By John Grant PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter… (LA Times, March 23, 2020)  PG&E plead guilty because it acknowledged failing to properly maintain… equipment.  Should the Sierra Club also be held guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter?  Per NPR (National Public Radio) At Least 14 People Killed In West Coast Wildfires!  […]

SoCalGas, PG&E and Opus 12 Announce Advancements in Technology that Converts Carbon Dioxide to Renewable Natural Gas

SoCalGas, PG&E and Opus 12 Announce Advancements in Technology that Converts Carbon Dioxide to Renewable Natural Gas

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Opus 12 today announced they have demonstrated further advancement of a new electrochemical technology that converts the carbon dioxide content in raw biogas to pipeline-quality renewable natural gas, a critical improvement in the science of upgrading waste emissions to renewable gas. The single-step […]

PG&E Pleads Guilty to 84 Counts of Involuntary Manslaughter in California Wildfire

PG&E Pleads Guilty to 84 Counts of Involuntary Manslaughter in California Wildfire

LOS ANGELES—Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) pleaded guilty on June 16 to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in Northern California touched off by the utility company’s power lines. The guilty plea, part of an agreement with prosecutors in Butte County, is intended to end all criminal proceedings against PG&E […]

Newsom used Goldilocks Syndrome to destroy PG&E

Newsom used Goldilocks Syndrome to destroy PG&E

  Richard Eber, California Political News and Views Like most people who have lived their entire lives in California, I’m not exactly in love with PG&E. The utility that serves millions of residents can be charitably called a benevolent oligopoly. It is large and often unwieldy but when a pilot light is out, a utility line […]

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

Here’s How State Regulators Played A Role In California’s Rolling Blackouts, Wildfires

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom railed against the state’s public utility company for blacking out large portions of the state, but some experts say regulators are partially to blame. Regulators in the state are too preoccupied with solar panels, climate change and keeping customers’ rates low to update old transmission lines that […]

Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

Gov. Gavin Newsom Took Big Dollar Donations From The California Public Utility Behind Rolling Blackouts

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom accepted big dollar donations in 2018 from the utility company now being vilified for shutting off large sections of the state’s electricity grid to avoid sparking wildfires. Newsom and his allies took $208,400 from Pacific Gas and Electric during his run for governor before the public utility began controlled […]

San Jose mayor joins push to break up PG&E

San Jose mayor joins push to break up PG&E

By Chris Reed The political pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Legislature and the California Public Utilities Commission to break up Pacific Gas & Electric has grown rapidly since PG&E ordered power outages from Oct. 9-12 that affected more than 2 million people in response to the fire threat posed by heavy winds. The utility […]

California, the Picture and Prime Example of Socialist-Capitalism

California, the Picture and Prime Example of Socialist-Capitalism

    By Sigrid Weidenweber The entire country has watched, as large areas of California lost electricity. Once again, the Santa Anas blew, necessitating the black-out. What does the one thing have to do with other you might ask—the connecting factor is Socialist-Stakeholder-Capitalism. Pay attention America, for this is what the left of the Democratic […]

Here’s Why Californians Pay Way More For Gasoline Than Everyone Else

Here’s Why Californians Pay Way More For Gasoline Than Everyone Else

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   California Gov. Gavin Newsom believes oil companies are conspiring to keep gas prices high, but high fuel taxes and regulations are more likely to blame. Newsom’s critics are saying his demand for an investigation into oil company prices is a way to shift the blame away from the state’s high gas […]

California Utility’s Plan To Prevent Wildfires Includes Shutting Off Power To 5 Million People: Report

California Utility’s Plan To Prevent Wildfires Includes Shutting Off Power To 5 Million People: Report

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter.   PG&E, California’s largest utility, is reportedly considering shutting off power to as much as an eighth of Californians during times of high fire danger. PG&E’s service area covers 5.4 million people in fire-prone areas. The utility might initiate a blackout to keep its electric lines from sparking and starting fires during […]

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