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California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The... Read full article:: California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix ...→

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

This time last week the Bay Area was preparing for an unprecedented power shutdown. It did not go well, and chances are the next large-scale PG&E shutdown will look very much the same. Read full article:: Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Pow...→

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Read full article:: Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate ...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid... Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E should provide rebates for both residential and business customers whose electricity was deliberately knocked out by the embattled and disgraced utility, which undertook the power shutoffs to curb the chances of destructive wildfires fed by windstorms and tinder-dry conditions. Read full article:: PG&E must pay for intentional power outa...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. Others had the security... Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts.... Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes. Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

The following food safety tips were gathered from the United States Food and Drug Administration, Foodsafety.gov, Red Cross and United States Department of Agriculture websites: Read full article:: How to handle food following the PG&E po...→

California power outages hit hard for elderly, those with medical needs

California power outages hit hard for elderly, those with medical needs

In many communities hit by California's fire and electricity crises, vulnerable residents were grappling with issues such as disrupted health-related routines or the loss of costly perishable foods. Read full article:: California power outages hit hard for el...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E announced Friday night that they have restored 99 percent of the Bay Area customers impacted by the outage-- 97 percent of customers have been restored systemwide. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99...→

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

A Northern California man dependent on oxygen supply died Wednesday just after power cuts from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday.  Read full article:: Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes aft...→

California power outages ease, first linked death reported

The lights were back on Friday for many of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity when the state's largest utility switched it off this week in an effort... Read full article:: California power outages ease, first lin...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E says that about 543,000 customers impacted by their Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had their power restored. Less than 195,000 customers remain without power. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74...→

Letter: Outages underscore need to overhaul PG&E and the PUC

Letter: Outages underscore need to overhaul PG&E and the PUC

Shutting off power to 800,000 customers as a ‘preventative safety measure’ is just another PG&E debacle. Read full article:: Letter: Outages underscore need to overh...→

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, "creat Read full article:: California regulator criticizes utility ...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called “failures in execution” during the largest planned power out… Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

The governor demanded that PG&E provide rebates of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers, he stated in a letter he wrote to PG&E Chief Executive Officer William ̶… Read full article:: PG&E must pay for the intentional power ...→

California Power Outages Highlight Economic Disparity

California Power Outages Highlight Economic Disparity

When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could... Read full article:: California Power Outages Highlight Econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparity

The power blackouts in California are highlighting growing income disparity, with access to electricity increasingly available to those who can afford to pay. Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causing at least 33 deaths and widespread flooding, power outages

Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causing at least 33 deaths and widespread flooding, power outages

At least 33 people have died in Japan after Typhoon Hagibis —reportedly one of the most powerful storms to hit the area since the 1950s—tore across the country this weekend. Read full article:: Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causin...→

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

A Northern California man reliant on oxygen to breathe died 12 minutes after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut off electricity to his home. Read full article:: California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies Af...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries | WTOP

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution.... Utilities temporarily halted service to more than 2 million people this week, fearing high winds would knock down power lines and ignite infernos. Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

“Sometimes you only get a box of band aids and rubberbands. That was the case here.” Read full article:: How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a N...→

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

Company representatives admitted at a Friday-evening press conference they weren't fully prepared for this week's safety power shutdown. Read full article:: With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns o...→

California man dependent on oxygen died 12 minutes after PG&E power shutoff

"It's devastating beyond words," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "I hope that is investigated and I hope those responsible are held to account." Read full article:: California man dependent on oxygen died ...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

Power ON in downtown Orinda at 9:30am. But ramping back up a coffee shop or restaurant takes time. Some will reopen tonight. Some tomorrow. #abc7news pic.twitter.com/NZjWr1VuMo Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89...→

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. Read full article:: Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After P...→

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Winds gusted dangerously in parts of northern and central California during PG&E’s planned power shutdown before weather conditions eased and customers’ light… Read full article:: Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as ...→

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls ``failures in execution'' during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to... Read full article:: California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over...→

CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power Outages

CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power Outages

California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires. Read full article:: CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Po...→

Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Affected by Shutoffs

Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Affected by Shutoffs

Following days of preventive outages by PG&E, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he will ask the company to provide every affected customer with a sum of money. Read full article:: Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Aff...→

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Governor Gavin Newsom is demanding that PG&E provide customers affected by its planned power outages compensation for their hardships. Read full article:: California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&...→

PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?

PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?

An FAQ on what happened during last week’s PG&E shutdown and what could happen again Read full article:: PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the inves… Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

As of 6 p.m. in Northern and Central California, 89 percent of PG&E customers impacted by the shutoff now have power. Read full article:: Power continues to restore for PG&E cust...→

California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. Read full article:: California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to mor… Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

The power is back on for more than two million California residents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had turned off the juice for large swaths of northern California in an effort to tamp down on w… Read full article:: PG&E restores power to over 2 million Ca...→

Letter: Outages a false emergency to protect PG&E’s backside

Letter: Outages a false emergency to protect PG&E’s backside

This all could have been avoided if PG&E had maintained power lines, or buried them, over the years. Read full article:: Letter: Outages a false emergency to pro...→

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — On the anniversary of one of California’s most destructive wildfires and on the eve of unprecedented power outages, PG&E representatives were at an event in S… Read full article:: PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on...→

The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored for 98% of customers

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects to restore power to 98% of some 2 million people affected by the utility's deliberate blackout by the end of the day.... The utility announced Friday that crews have been making excellent progress declaring power lines safe. Read full article:: The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored f...→

First death reportedly linked to power outages

First death reportedly linked to power outages

El Dorado County officials on Friday said a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after PG&E cut off power this week. Read full article:: First death reportedly linked to power o...→

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to recent criticism by residents frustrated by the planned blackout, Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials vowed Friday to make amends for power outages by pumping wires full of so much electricity that even plugging in a lamp would instantly kill you. “If you want power so bad, we’ll give you way too much damn power,” said CEO William D. Johnson, noting that customers would never have to worry about an uncharged phone again when their hearts burst after just walking near a wall socket. “We know you’re upset, so after this current round of wildfires, we’re going to throttle the power grid with such high voltages of electricity that even just stepping into your house will cause your head to burst into flames, your eyeballs to melt inside your skull, and your brain to turn into a smoldering chunk of charcoal.” At press time, PG&E officials added that the supercharges would occur at random, one-hour intervals over the course of several weeks. Read full article:: PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By P...→

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The... Read full article:: California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix ...→

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls ``failures in execution'' during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to... Read full article:: California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over...→

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, "creat Read full article:: California regulator criticizes utility ...→

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Read full article:: Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate ...→

Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Affected by Shutoffs

Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Affected by Shutoffs

Following days of preventive outages by PG&E, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he will ask the company to provide every affected customer with a sum of money. Read full article:: Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Aff...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called “failures in execution” during the largest planned power out… Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E should provide rebates for both residential and business customers whose electricity was deliberately knocked out by the embattled and disgraced utility, which undertook the power shutoffs to curb the chances of destructive wildfires fed by windstorms and tinder-dry conditions. Read full article:: PG&E must pay for intentional power outa...→

PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?

PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?

An FAQ on what happened during last week’s PG&E shutdown and what could happen again Read full article:: PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?...→

California Power Outages Highlight Economic Disparity

California Power Outages Highlight Economic Disparity

When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could... Read full article:: California Power Outages Highlight Econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. Others had the security... Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the inves… Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causing at least 33 deaths and widespread flooding, power outages

Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causing at least 33 deaths and widespread flooding, power outages

At least 33 people have died in Japan after Typhoon Hagibis —reportedly one of the most powerful storms to hit the area since the 1950s—tore across the country this weekend. Read full article:: Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causin...→

California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. Read full article:: California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries | WTOP

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

The power is back on for more than two million California residents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had turned off the juice for large swaths of northern California in an effort to tamp down on w… Read full article:: PG&E restores power to over 2 million Ca...→

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

“Sometimes you only get a box of band aids and rubberbands. That was the case here.” Read full article:: How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a N...→

California power outages hit hard for elderly, those with medical needs

California power outages hit hard for elderly, those with medical needs

In many communities hit by California's fire and electricity crises, vulnerable residents were grappling with issues such as disrupted health-related routines or the loss of costly perishable foods. Read full article:: California power outages hit hard for el...→

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — On the anniversary of one of California’s most destructive wildfires and on the eve of unprecedented power outages, PG&E representatives were at an event in S… Read full article:: PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on...→

California man dependent on oxygen died 12 minutes after PG&E power shutoff

"It's devastating beyond words," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "I hope that is investigated and I hope those responsible are held to account." Read full article:: California man dependent on oxygen died ...→

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

A Northern California man dependent on oxygen supply died Wednesday just after power cuts from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday.  Read full article:: Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes aft...→

First death reportedly linked to power outages

First death reportedly linked to power outages

El Dorado County officials on Friday said a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after PG&E cut off power this week. Read full article:: First death reportedly linked to power o...→

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. Read full article:: Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After P...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E says that about 543,000 customers impacted by their Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had their power restored. Less than 195,000 customers remain without power. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74...→

Letter: Outages underscore need to overhaul PG&E and the PUC

Letter: Outages underscore need to overhaul PG&E and the PUC

Shutting off power to 800,000 customers as a ‘preventative safety measure’ is just another PG&E debacle. Read full article:: Letter: Outages underscore need to overh...→

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

This time last week the Bay Area was preparing for an unprecedented power shutdown. It did not go well, and chances are the next large-scale PG&E shutdown will look very much the same. Read full article:: Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Pow...→

CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power Outages

CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power Outages

California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires. Read full article:: CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Po...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid... Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Governor Gavin Newsom is demanding that PG&E provide customers affected by its planned power outages compensation for their hardships. Read full article:: California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&...→

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

The governor demanded that PG&E provide rebates of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers, he stated in a letter he wrote to PG&E Chief Executive Officer William ̶… Read full article:: PG&E must pay for the intentional power ...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparity

The power blackouts in California are highlighting growing income disparity, with access to electricity increasingly available to those who can afford to pay. Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts.... Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes. Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

As of 6 p.m. in Northern and Central California, 89 percent of PG&E customers impacted by the shutoff now have power. Read full article:: Power continues to restore for PG&E cust...→

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

A Northern California man reliant on oxygen to breathe died 12 minutes after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut off electricity to his home. Read full article:: California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies Af...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to mor… Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution.... Utilities temporarily halted service to more than 2 million people this week, fearing high winds would knock down power lines and ignite infernos. Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

The following food safety tips were gathered from the United States Food and Drug Administration, Foodsafety.gov, Red Cross and United States Department of Agriculture websites: Read full article:: How to handle food following the PG&E po...→

Letter: Outages a false emergency to protect PG&E’s backside

Letter: Outages a false emergency to protect PG&E’s backside

This all could have been avoided if PG&E had maintained power lines, or buried them, over the years. Read full article:: Letter: Outages a false emergency to pro...→

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

Company representatives admitted at a Friday-evening press conference they weren't fully prepared for this week's safety power shutdown. Read full article:: With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns o...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E announced Friday night that they have restored 99 percent of the Bay Area customers impacted by the outage-- 97 percent of customers have been restored systemwide. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99...→

The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored for 98% of customers

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects to restore power to 98% of some 2 million people affected by the utility's deliberate blackout by the end of the day.... The utility announced Friday that crews have been making excellent progress declaring power lines safe. Read full article:: The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored f...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

Power ON in downtown Orinda at 9:30am. But ramping back up a coffee shop or restaurant takes time. Some will reopen tonight. Some tomorrow. #abc7news pic.twitter.com/NZjWr1VuMo Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89...→

California power outages ease, first linked death reported

The lights were back on Friday for many of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity when the state's largest utility switched it off this week in an effort... Read full article:: California power outages ease, first lin...→

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to recent criticism by residents frustrated by the planned blackout, Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials vowed Friday to make amends for power outages by pumping wires full of so much electricity that even plugging in a lamp would instantly kill you. “If you want power so bad, we’ll give you way too much damn power,” said CEO William D. Johnson, noting that customers would never have to worry about an uncharged phone again when their hearts burst after just walking near a wall socket. “We know you’re upset, so after this current round of wildfires, we’re going to throttle the power grid with such high voltages of electricity that even just stepping into your house will cause your head to burst into flames, your eyeballs to melt inside your skull, and your brain to turn into a smoldering chunk of charcoal.” At press time, PG&E officials added that the supercharges would occur at random, one-hour intervals over the course of several weeks. Read full article:: PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By P...→

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Winds gusted dangerously in parts of northern and central California during PG&E’s planned power shutdown before weather conditions eased and customers’ light… Read full article:: Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as ...→

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The... Read full article:: California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix ...→

Letter: Outages underscore need to overhaul PG&E and the PUC

Letter: Outages underscore need to overhaul PG&E and the PUC

Shutting off power to 800,000 customers as a ‘preventative safety measure’ is just another PG&E debacle. Read full article:: Letter: Outages underscore need to overh...→

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over Power Shutoffs

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls ``failures in execution'' during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to... Read full article:: California Regulator Sanctions PG&E Over...→

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Power Shutdown May Not Be Easy To Fix

This time last week the Bay Area was preparing for an unprecedented power shutdown. It did not go well, and chances are the next large-scale PG&E shutdown will look very much the same. Read full article:: Problems During PG&E's Unprecedented Pow...→

California regulator criticizes utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires that she said, "creat Read full article:: California regulator criticizes utility ...→

CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power Outages

CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Power Outages

California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid wildfires. Read full article:: CPUC President Sanctions Utility Over Po...→

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate Customers For Losses During Power Shutoff

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Read full article:: Gov. Newsom Calls On PG&E To Compensate ...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California's utility regulator is issuing a series of sanctions against Pacific Gas and Electric for what it calls "failures in execution" during the largest planned power shut-off in state history to avoid wildfires Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Affected by Shutoffs

Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Affected by Shutoffs

Following days of preventive outages by PG&E, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he will ask the company to provide every affected customer with a sum of money. Read full article:: Newsom to Ask PG&E to Pay Back Those Aff...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

California's top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called "failures in execution" during the largest planned power outage in state history to avoid... Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

California regulator sanctions utility over power outages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top utility regulator blasted Pacific Gas and Electric on Monday for what she called “failures in execution” during the largest planned power out… Read full article:: California regulator sanctions utility o...→

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&E compensate customers affected by power shutoffs

California Governor Gavin Newsom is demanding that PG&E provide customers affected by its planned power outages compensation for their hardships. Read full article:: California Gov. Gavin Newsom demands PG&...→

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for intentional power outages: Gov. Newsom

PG&E should provide rebates for both residential and business customers whose electricity was deliberately knocked out by the embattled and disgraced utility, which undertook the power shutoffs to curb the chances of destructive wildfires fed by windstorms and tinder-dry conditions. Read full article:: PG&E must pay for intentional power outa...→

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

PG&E must pay for the intentional power blackouts: Gov. Newsom

The governor demanded that PG&E provide rebates of $100 to residential customers and $250 to business customers, he stated in a letter he wrote to PG&E Chief Executive Officer William ̶… Read full article:: PG&E must pay for the intentional power ...→

PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?

PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?

An FAQ on what happened during last week’s PG&E shutdown and what could happen again Read full article:: PG&E Shutdowns: What’s next?...→

California Power Outages Highlight Economic Disparity

California Power Outages Highlight Economic Disparity

When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could... Read full article:: California Power Outages Highlight Econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. Others had the security... Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

California power outages highlight economic disparity

The power blackouts in California are highlighting growing income disparity, with access to electricity increasingly available to those who can afford to pay. Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the inves… Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

California power outages highlight economic disparity

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts.... Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and batteries installed in their homes. Read full article:: California power outages highlight econo...→

Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causing at least 33 deaths and widespread flooding, power outages

Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causing at least 33 deaths and widespread flooding, power outages

At least 33 people have died in Japan after Typhoon Hagibis —reportedly one of the most powerful storms to hit the area since the 1950s—tore across the country this weekend. Read full article:: Super Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, causin...→

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

Power continues to restore for PG&E customers impacted by shutoff

As of 6 p.m. in Northern and Central California, 89 percent of PG&E customers impacted by the shutoff now have power. Read full article:: Power continues to restore for PG&E cust...→

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies After PG&E Cut Power | Breitbart

A Northern California man reliant on oxygen to breathe died 12 minutes after Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut off electricity to his home. Read full article:: California Man Reliant on Oxygen Dies Af...→

California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. Read full article:: California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries | WTOP

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted service to mor… Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution.... Utilities temporarily halted service to more than 2 million people this week, fearing high winds would knock down power lines and ignite infernos. Read full article:: California power shutdowns raise air pol...→

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

PG&E restores power to over 2 million California residents as wildfires rage

The power is back on for more than two million California residents. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had turned off the juice for large swaths of northern California in an effort to tamp down on w… Read full article:: PG&E restores power to over 2 million Ca...→

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

How to handle food following the PG&E power shutoff

The following food safety tips were gathered from the United States Food and Drug Administration, Foodsafety.gov, Red Cross and United States Department of Agriculture websites: Read full article:: How to handle food following the PG&E po...→

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a NASA mission

“Sometimes you only get a box of band aids and rubberbands. That was the case here.” Read full article:: How PG&E’s power shutdown threatened a N...→

Letter: Outages a false emergency to protect PG&E’s backside

Letter: Outages a false emergency to protect PG&E’s backside

This all could have been avoided if PG&E had maintained power lines, or buried them, over the years. Read full article:: Letter: Outages a false emergency to pro...→

California power outages hit hard for elderly, those with medical needs

California power outages hit hard for elderly, those with medical needs

In many communities hit by California's fire and electricity crises, vulnerable residents were grappling with issues such as disrupted health-related routines or the loss of costly perishable foods. Read full article:: California power outages hit hard for el...→

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns of Future Safety Shutoffs

Company representatives admitted at a Friday-evening press conference they weren't fully prepared for this week's safety power shutdown. Read full article:: With Power Mostly Restored, PG&E Warns o...→

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on anniversary of Tubbs Fire, eve of power shutoffs

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) — On the anniversary of one of California’s most destructive wildfires and on the eve of unprecedented power outages, PG&E representatives were at an event in S… Read full article:: PG&E reps attended Wine Country event on...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99 percent of Bay Area, 97 percent systemwide

PG&E announced Friday night that they have restored 99 percent of the Bay Area customers impacted by the outage-- 97 percent of customers have been restored systemwide. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 99...→

California man dependent on oxygen died 12 minutes after PG&E power shutoff

"It's devastating beyond words," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "I hope that is investigated and I hope those responsible are held to account." Read full article:: California man dependent on oxygen died ...→

The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored for 98% of customers

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says it expects to restore power to 98% of some 2 million people affected by the utility's deliberate blackout by the end of the day.... The utility announced Friday that crews have been making excellent progress declaring power lines safe. Read full article:: The Latest: PG&E: Power to be restored f...→

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes after PG&E cuts power to his home

A Northern California man dependent on oxygen supply died Wednesday just after power cuts from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. affected his home, fire officials said Friday.  Read full article:: Oxygen-dependent man dies 12 minutes aft...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

Power ON in downtown Orinda at 9:30am. But ramping back up a coffee shop or restaurant takes time. Some will reopen tonight. Some tomorrow. #abc7news pic.twitter.com/NZjWr1VuMo Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 89...→

First death reportedly linked to power outages

First death reportedly linked to power outages

El Dorado County officials on Friday said a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after PG&E cut off power this week. Read full article:: First death reportedly linked to power o...→

California power outages ease, first linked death reported

The lights were back on Friday for many of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity when the state's largest utility switched it off this week in an effort... Read full article:: California power outages ease, first lin...→

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After PG&E Power Shutoff

Northern California fire officials say a man dependent on oxygen died about 12 minutes after Pacific Gas and Electric shut down power to the area as part of a massive effort to prevent fire. Read full article:: Pollock Pines Man On Oxygen Dies After P...→

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By Pumping Wires Full Of So Much Electricity That Plugging In Lamp Will Kill You

SAN FRANCISCO—In response to recent criticism by residents frustrated by the planned blackout, Pacific Gas and Electric Company officials vowed Friday to make amends for power outages by pumping wires full of so much electricity that even plugging in a lamp would instantly kill you. “If you want power so bad, we’ll give you way too much damn power,” said CEO William D. Johnson, noting that customers would never have to worry about an uncharged phone again when their hearts burst after just walking near a wall socket. “We know you’re upset, so after this current round of wildfires, we’re going to throttle the power grid with such high voltages of electricity that even just stepping into your house will cause your head to burst into flames, your eyeballs to melt inside your skull, and your brain to turn into a smoldering chunk of charcoal.” At press time, PG&E officials added that the supercharges would occur at random, one-hour intervals over the course of several weeks. Read full article:: PG&E Makes Amends For Power Outages By P...→

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74 percent of customers affected by shutoffs

PG&E says that about 543,000 customers impacted by their Public Safety Power Shutoffs have had their power restored. Less than 195,000 customers remain without power. Read full article:: PG&E power outages: Power restored to 74...→

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as power shutdown enters 3rd day

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Winds gusted dangerously in parts of northern and central California during PG&E’s planned power shutdown before weather conditions eased and customers’ light… Read full article:: Mistrust swirls among PG&E customers as ...→