Which California utility has the lowest average emissions rate, as well as the highest percentage of greenhouse-gas-free resources and the least amount of natural gas in their energy portfolio mix?* That’s right, it’s PG&E. According to the most recent data available from the California Energy Commission, a whopping 86% of PG&E’s resource mix comes from… [Read More]
As announced earlier, Local 1245 has negotiated bankruptcy exit terms with the Company for our members including a layoff moratorium, generous annual wage increases, extension of our collective bargaining agreements, and no member cost increases for medical benefits through 2025. After consulting with numerous attorneys representing Local 1245 in both regulatory and bankruptcy capacities, it… [Read More]
California’s utilities filed wildfire mitigation plans with the state Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Friday, outlining strategies to reduce the risk of wildfire in their service territories that are forecast to require billions of dollars in investments.
Last week, State Senator Scott Wiener unveiled his plan to convert PG&E from an Investor Owned Utility to a ward of the state. Those paying close attention quickly noticed that Wiener’s plan bears striking similarities to another well-known Publicly Owned Utility (POU), the Long Island Power Authority in New York. Similar to LIPA, Weiner’s bill… [Read More]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 3, 2020 CONTACT: Rebecca Band (510) 326-0897 In response to Sen. Scott Weiner’s proposed legislation regarding a state takeover of PG&E, IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell issued the following statement: “IBEW Local 1245 remains firmly opposed to any proposed takeover of PG&E, as we believe it would be extraordinarily detrimental… [Read More]
The utility is working on upgrading its infrastructure and has so far completed work on 188 miles of power lines, according to Johnson’s testimony to two subcommittees of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce — slightly less than 3% of the 7,100 miles that have been identified for system hardening.