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Energy prices are moving lower as a result of what analysts are calling an unprecedented combination of events—reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, supply imbalances and soured OPEC negotiations—that have caused electricity, natural gas, oil and gasoline prices to drop.

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Pacific Gas & Electric is "burning CDs" that will explain to California wildfire victims what is included in PG&E's proposed reorganization plan and how victims can cast their votes on the plan, a lawyer for PG&E said in bankruptcy court on March 25. But lawyers representing fire…

Southern California Edison, operator of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station south of San Clemente, on March 25 temporarily halted deconstruction work at the plant in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's March 19 stay-home order.

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California is under a stay-at-home order over COVID-19, and state agencies took action to keep essential energy-related businesses operating, such as residential electric and communications services and critical elements of the transportation and fuel supply chain.

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More than 1,600 wildfire victims and concerned California residents signed a petition calling Pacific Gas & Electric's $13.5-billion victim settlement "bad," while PG&E this week released further details on how victims will be compensated for their losses.

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Natural gas prices in the California Independent System Operator territory fell in the fourth quarter of 2019 compared with the same period the previous year, driving down wholesale energy prices and the overall cost of serving load in the ISO by $0.5 billion, its market monitor said in a ne…

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in court on Feb. 26 considered the legitimacy of a $3.9-billion federal wildfire claim that a lawyer for wildfire victims said has "huge" implications for Pacific Gas & Electric's bankruptcy proceeding.

There has been a great deal of discussion and misinformation circulating about an offer of "free nuclear electricity" being made by Pacific Gas & Electric to load-serving entities in its service area, but it is actually a complex, proposed transaction that only nominally involves generat…

California Independent System Operator CEO Steve Berberich is retiring after nearly a decade in the position, CAISO said in a Feb. 19 news release. The CAISO Board of Governors has begun a nationwide search for his successor.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said former Pacific Gas & Electric lawyer and U.S. Army Colonel John Busterud was named regional administrator for Region 9, which covers California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean, and 148 federally recognized tribes.

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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali on Feb. 5 approved an agreement between Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of the utility's bondholders, clearing the way for PG&E to tiptoe closer to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy endgame.

Pacific Gas & Electric is nearing a $1.7-billion wildfire settlement with the California Public Utilities Commission, but a group of stakeholders in the proceeding has asked the commission to reject the proposal, saying it does not adequately address the 2017 Tubbs Fire and is being forc…

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The California Independent System Operator said 2019 was a "banner year" for integrating renewables, but the influx of clean energy is not without problems—data also showed that the peak level of curtailments of wind and solar surged by about 74 percent from the year before.

Pacific Gas & Electric would transition to a publicly owned electric utility if legislation introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) becomes law, and the new entity's methods of power procurement and asset management would change significantly.

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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali on Jan. 28 approved a motion to seal and make confidential a "letter agreement" between Pacific Gas & Electric and one of its most vocal opponents in bankruptcy court—the group of its bondholders [5539].

Southern California Edison loaded its 48th canister of spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente on Jan. 31 and expects to begin dismantling buildings, containment domes and other aboveground structures within the month.

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Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) is gaining support as he responds to public-safety power shut-offs—his bill assessing penalties to investor-owned utilities and allowing customers to recover costs is advancing through the Statehouse.

The challenges of integrating renewable energy and procuring power on a rapidly changing electricity grid were the topic of a panel discussion at the Solar, Storage and Smart Energy Expo in San Francisco on Jan. 17, with one representative of the California Independent System Operator saying…

The State of California on Jan. 17 filed suit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in federal court, disputing BLM's environmental review that would open more than a million acres of public land in Central California to oil and natural gas drilling—including hydraulic fracturing, or fr…

Pacific Gas & Electric has been granted eminent domain across a section of a privately owned Calistoga vineyard, which will allow the utility to install equipment it contends is needed to augment natural gas supplies during pipeline repairs and to address increasing customer demand.

Annual greenhouse gas emissions from California's electricity sector have declined about 40 percent over the past decade, but imports have been the biggest contributor to the reductions, according to a new report from the Legislative Analyst's Office.