California Public Utilities Commission

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California regulators approve PG&E rate hike

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer’s monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in […]

08/15/2014

Calif. regulators mull electricity pricing changes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utilities regulators are considering a new electricity pricing system that would likely result in bigger bills for most ratepayers. The California Public Utilities Commission will study and vote on whether to change the standard price ofelectricity depending on the time […]

01/11/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill gives PUC leeway to restructure utility rates

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill to promote greater use of renewable energy in California while allowing for changes in how consumers pay for electricity. The Democratic governor said […]

10/07/2013

Remains of homes damaged from a fire caused by explosion, San Bruno, 2010. (AP Photo)

Commission legal team probing PG&E blast resigns

SAN FRANCICSO (AP) — The lead attorneys probing a deadly pipeline explosion for California regulators have abruptly quit the investigation, putting the integrity of the probe in jeopardy, a San Bruno city official said Wednesday. […]

06/05/2013

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Homeless, poor in Calif. can get free cellphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Impoverished Californians, including those who are homeless, soon will be able to get free cellphones and service thanks to the recent expansion of a statewide program.

03/06/2013

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Calif. consumers may see rebate from energy crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California electricity consumers could see $1.6 billion in refunds from energy wholesalers that profited from the state’s energy crisis more than a dozen years ago, if a judge’s recommendation holds up under review.

02/20/2013

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‘Climate dividend’ approved for Calif. households

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California utility regulators have approved a small, twice-a-year dividend for households to help offset bill increases caused by the state’s new cap-and-trade system.

12/21/2012

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