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California PUC directs utilities to expand Energy Atlas — disaggregated energy data “to reveal previously undetectable patterns” online

From California Public Utilities Commission California Smart Grid: 2018 Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature Released February 2019 p. 29 Energy Atlas: A Geospatial Tool to Combat Climate Change Since 2014, the CPUC has been part of a group … Continue reading

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California: The Utility Reform Network (TURN) honors cell tower promoter Sen. Ben Hueso as “Public Health Champion”

From TURN, Winter 2019 Though TURN was n early champion of communities in fighting  Smart Meters, that support disappeared after TURN’s Michel Florio was appointed to the CPUC. CPUC-PG&E emails released after several lawsuits showed that Florio helped judge shop … Continue reading

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Breaking: California Supreme Court affirms municipal authority to regulate utilities and right-of-way ‘small cell’ towers

April 4, 2019, the California Supreme Court published an opinion supporting municipal authority to make regulations on so-called ‘small cell’ PROW (public right of way, aka ROW) towers and uses of the public’s right-of-way. This opinion affirms the 2016 appellate … Continue reading

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Boiling point: CPUC considers converting Pacific Gas and Electric into a publicly owned utility; sweeping measures proposed to resolve chronic safety problems

Investigation 15-08-019 (I.15-08-019) Order Instituting Investigation on the Commission’s Own Motion to Determine Whether Pacific Gas and Electric Company and PG&E Corporation’s Organizational Culture and Governance Prioritize Safety. Given PG&E’s record and the dangers inherent in PG&E’s service territory, the Commission … Continue reading

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Lawsuits in California claim faulty PG&E Smart Meters started house fires

The video shows meter vendors GE and Landis & Gyr. http://abc30.com/video/embed/?pid=2660552 He noticed several PG&E employees got there almost as quickly, and he says one of them removed the smart meter while the firefighters worked. Firebaugh’s fire chief saw it … Continue reading

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Is the CPUC unlawfully interfering with city ordinances on Smart Meters?

The California cities of Sebastopol and Fairfax adopted ordinances prohibiting installation of Smart Meters and infrastructure several years ago. This has been protested by PG&E and by the CPUC. On April 17, 2017, the CPUC sent new letters to the … Continue reading

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PG&E hired 101 unqualified pipeline inspectors in 2014. Over 18,000 severe corrosion problems detected throughout California by re-inspections

– Over 18,000 severe corrosion problems – Four years after San Bruno. – A light slap-on-the-wrist fine of $5.45 million by the PUC. – “Did not result in any injuries or property damage” or deaths…….. this time. – The “sad, … Continue reading

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