The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, which killed 85 people and wiped out almost an entire town of 27,000, was caused by PG&E power equipment, state officials announced Wednesday.
A report released Monday from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) concludes public ownership of San Francisco’s electric grid “has the potential for significant long-term benefits relative to investment costs and risks.” The city has been trying to reduce its reliance on PG&E for more than two decades.
IBEW 1245 Assistant Business Manager Hunter Stern appeared on a ClimateOne panel entitled “How Climate Broke California’s Biggest Utility.” In the excerpt below, he discusses the future for PG&E workers. Listen to the full recording here.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s contract with one of its largest tree-trimming contractors ended as state regulators and a federal judge ratcheted up the pressure to bolster the utility’s vegetation management program.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s board needs to tour the Butte County community where the company’s equipment is suspected of starting a historically devastating wildfire last year, a federal judge said Tuesday.
PG&E Corp. filed quarterly earnings on Thursday, revealing that the corporation and its utility subsidiary Pacific Gas & Electric are facing an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) into “public disclosures and accounting for losses” related to the 2015 Butte fire as well as 2017 and 2018 fires.
I just wanted to take the time to thank all of the members of IBEW 1245 for contributing to the Camp Fire Fund. I lost my dream home in Paradise and everything that my husband and I had worked so hard for in 33 years together. I really appreciate my union brothers and sisters coming… [Read More]