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California regulator slams PG&E over electricity shut-off

Oct. 18, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's top regulator excoriated top executives of the state's largest utility even as Pacific Gas & Electric repeatedly said they know they failed to meet public expectations when the company cut the power to more than 2 million people last week. Marybel Batjer, president of...

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Oct. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained...

Domino's, Target post gains while Qiagen, Ambarella decline

Oct. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday. Hawaiian Holdings Inc., up $1.79 to $27 The owner of Hawaiian Airlines reported solid passenger growth in September. Qiagen NV, down $6.65 to $25.41 The diagnostics products maker warned investors about weak third-quarter sales,...

Mayor releases plan to accelerate carbon emissions goal

Oct. 8, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Investing in energy-saving improvements to city-owned buildings and developing new guidelines for major building projects are among the ways Boston will become carbon-neutral by 2050, according to a plan released Tuesday by Mayor Marty Walsh. The update to the city's Climate Action Plan ,...

PG&E agrees to pay $65M to settle California records claims

Oct. 4, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay $65 million to settle California claims that it falsified records about how it notified construction workers about underground gas and electric lines. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, regulators alleged that PG&E employees...

California utility cuts power to 24,000 customers

Sep. 24, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility cut power to 24,000 northern customers Monday evening as fall brings back dangerous weather conditions and the company tries to head off wildfires sparked by electrical equipment. The utility shut down power to areas of Butte, Nevada and Yuba counties in...

Telecommunications, utilities spend heavy on lobbying

Sep. 22, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lobbyists ranging from the cable industry to major electric utilities have reported spending a combined $4.2 million in the newly Democratic Maine Legislature's busy legislative session. But top spenders didn't always get what they wanted, according to an Associated Press analysis of...

The Latest: Victims' attorney: PG&E $11B settlement positive

Sep. 13, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on PG&E agreeing to pay $11 billion as part of settlement with insurers (all times local): 11:30 a.m. An attorney representing hundreds of California wildfire victims says Pacific Gas & Electric agreeing to pay $11 billion in a settlement with a group of insurance...

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

Sep. 13, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing claimants from deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as the company tries to emerge from bankruptcy, the utility announced Friday. The utility said in a statement the...

Uber to remove electric bikes and scooters from San Diego

Sep. 13, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Francisco-based company has announced it is pulling its electric bikes and scooters out of San Diego due to new regulations targeting the devices. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday that Uber is expected to continue operating at naval bases in San Diego and Point Loma, but...