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Wrung Drynew

How can a private water utility charge four times the going rate and get away with it?
North Bay Bohemian  |  Rachel Dovey  |  05-29-2013  |  Business & Labor

PG&E to Increase Frackingnew

The utility is involved in a project that may further increase demand for fracked natural gas while raising your monthly utility bill at the same time.
East Bay Express  |  Robert Gammon  |  08-17-2011  |  Environment

Oakland Invades The Desertnew

Four Oakland-area companies are leading the rush to develop utility-scale solar power. But some environmentalists suggest there's a big price to pay.
East Bay Express  |  Nate Seltenrich  |  12-07-2010  |  Environment

Our San Bruno?new

In the wake of the San Bruno disaster, the absence of highly at-risk gas pipelines shows the inadequacy of PG&E's list of trouble spots.
North Coast Journal  |  Katie Worth  |  09-24-2010  |  Disasters

PG&E and Mercury Insurance are Spending Millions to Try to Trick California Votersnew

California voters are about to be bombarded by more than $50 million in political advertising designed to convince them to approve a pair of measures desperately sought by two powerful corporations with a long history of lies and political corruption.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rebecca Bowe and Steven T. Jones  |  03-17-2010  |  Politics

SF's Clean Energy Act Could Mean Lower Carbon Emissions and Lower Electric Billsnew

The Clean Energy Act, which will appear as Proposition H on the November ballot, mandates that the city undertake a study to determine the most cost effective and expeditious way to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Amanda Witherell  |  09-11-2008  |  Environment

Clean Energy Act Makes the Ballot in San Francisconew

It isn't the only charter amendment on the November ballot, but it's already shaping up to be the political lightning rod of this fall's election.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Janna Brancolini and Sarah Phelan  |  07-31-2008  |  Environment

One Power the People Don't Neednew

California's Proposition 80 is a misguided measure that compels a clueless public to vote on complex energy policies far better left to wonks and engineers.
East Bay Express  |  Chris Thompson  |  10-10-2005  |  Commentary

Meter Beatersnew

Californians could lose if utilities are compelled to hook their homes up to Internet-controlled "smart meters" that will monitor their energy demand in real time.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Peter Byrne  |  08-30-2005  |  Commentary

California's Energy Crisis Isn't Over Yetnew

The energy crisis may have faded from the headlines since the rolling blackouts of 2001, but it's far from over. And unless the California State Legislature does something soon, it's about to get worse.
Dallas Observer  |  Chris Thompson  |  04-25-2005  |  Business & Labor

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