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US & Canada · California

California utility to pay $55 million for massive wildfires

65% Center coverage: 74 sources
PG&E does not admit wrongdoing in the two settlements reached with prosecutors. The deals expedite damage payments to the hundreds of people whose homes were destroyed. PG&E also will submit to five years of oversight by an independent monitor. It previously reached settlements with wildfire victims of more than $25.5 billion.See the Story
Electric Vehicles · Sacramento

GM to test EVs as backup power source for homes

53% Center coverage: 17 sources
PG&E and GM plan to start testing the ability of GM battery-powered autos to supply electricity to a residence. The goal is to demonstrate how an EV could be used to power a home if it loses electricity from the grid. One out of every five electric autos on the road in the U.S. is in PG&E’s service territory.See the Story
US & Canada

California's PG&E to avoid criminal charges in settlements over two major wildfires

86% Center coverage: 7 sources
PG&E won't be criminally charged for its involvement in igniting the 2019 Kincade fire. The utility has until the summer to pay people initially left homeless in the Dixie fire. PG&E pleaded guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the 2018 Camp Fire in California.See the Story

Ford, PG&E to Test Backup Power for Home, Grid With F-150 Lightning

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
Tests will start this spring, when Ford is scheduled to begin selling the F-150 Lightning. Ford had long planned for drivers to tap the Lightning for backup power at home. Vehicle-to-home technology could help PG&E customers retain power during pre-emptive outages.See the Story

Audit: California utility companies aren’t doing enough to reduce wildfire threats - The San Francisco Examiner

100% Left coverage: 3 sources
California state officials are failing to hold utilities accountable for preventing fires, report says. Power lines have caused six of California's 20 most-destructive wildfires, it says. PG&E was held responsible for sparking the Camp Fire that killed 85 people in 2018. Authorities are not doing enough to ensure the companies prioritize upgrades in high-risk areas, report finds.See the Story
Helicopter Crash · San Francisco

Livermore helicopter crash leaves 2 injured

80% Center coverage: 5 sources
The pilot and the other person on board were taken to the hospital. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The crash occurred at 10 a.m. at the PG&E Livermore Training Center. Aerial video showed the helicopter on the pavement and firefighters and emergency crews.See the Story
Oil and Gas Sector · San Bruno

HOLDING PG&E ACCOUNTABLE: utility and state criticized for not being "aggressive" enough

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Eight people died after a large gas pipeline ruptured and exploded in a San Bruno neighborhood around dinner time on September 9, 2010. It was the first fire in a series of disastrous incidents that all led back to a common ignition: equipment operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).See the Story

Nearly 1,300 PG&E customers left without power

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Approximately 1,265 PG&E customers are left without power Tuesday evening. Power went out around 6:13 p. m. in the Truxtun Avenue and Stockdale Highway area. PG&E Outage Map. PG&E expects power to be restored by 9:30 p. m. This is developing story.See the Story

PG&E continues to cooperate with California Fire Protection Foundation

[May 25, 2022 AD] In response to the “California Wildfire Prevention Awareness Week”, Pacific Tile Power Company (PG&E) and the California Fire Services Foundation (CFF) recently announced that they will continue to cooperate in preventing wildfires. PG&E and its Foundation will invest $1.4 million in CFF's Wildfire Safety and Prevention Project (WSPP).See the Story

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