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News Story
9/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Governor's office notes that two other PUC measures passed Advocates hoping for reform at the California Public Utilities Commission were disappointed twice this week, as an overhaul bill died in the legislature and a court ruling allowed certain emails regarding the agency’s response to the San Onofre failure to remain secret. Lawmakers...
News Release
7/12/2016
Posted by Liza Tucker
Santa Monica, CA -- A report released today by California’s electric grid manager, the California Independent System Operator, supports utilizing a 1999 California law from the electricity deregulation era to create a Western grid.  Consumer Watchdog warned it would once again commoditize electricity, divorce the costs of generation...
News Story
7/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
By tying together multiple independent electrical grids in the West, California could meet its goal of generating 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources and save consumers and businesses up to $1.5 billion a year by 2030, according to a new report. The report was released by the Folsom-based California Independent System Operator, which...
News Story
5/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. Damning documents chronicling the alleged misdeeds of regulators responsible for overseeing California’s utilities can now be found on one website. A screenshot of the website pucpapers.org. Los Angeles-based Consumer Watchdog created the online portal. It holds more...
News Story
5/27/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The Santa Monica consumer group that prompted an investigation into contacts by the top aide for Gov. Jerry Brown with regulated utilities earlier this year has built a searchable public database of thousands of internal emails to and from her former employer, Pacific Gas & Electric, as well as others. The emails, released under the...
News Release
5/25/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA -- Consumer Watchdog has launched the first searchable website with hundreds of thousands of emails and other files uncovered from corruption scandals at the California Public Utilities Commission during Governor Jerry Brown's Administration.   www.PUCpapers.org allows the public, journalists, advocates, litigators,...
News Story
5/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The Santa Monica consumer group that prompted an investigation into Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide’s contacts with regulated utilities earlier this year has built a searchable public database of thousands of internal emails to and from her former employer, Pacific Gas & Electric, and others. The emails, released under the California...
News Story
3/25/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO — The state’s political watchdog commission will investigate whether a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown failed to properly disclose her stock in her former employer Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Consumer Watchdog filed a complaint last week with the Fair Political Practices Commission, asking for an investigation into whether...
News Story
3/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A former executive of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. signed an agreement to protect the reputation of the utility as part of a $1 million settlement she reached with PG&E when she left to work as a top aide for the California governor, a consumer group alleged in a complaint filed with the state's political watchdog...
Blog Post
3/13/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
California public officals are not allowed to participate in decisions in their public office when they have an financial interest in the outcome. Evidence uncovered in wake of the PUC public corruption scandal fingers Governor's Brown top aide, Nancy McFadden, for doing just that.   Emails between former PUC president Michael Peevey and...