PG&E Responds


December 28, 2011

PG&E Responds: Company Learning from Mistakes, Improving How It Reports, Responds to Gas Leaks

News stories this week about how PG&E conducted its leak surveys of natural gas lines in the past contained some misleading information and omitted key facts.

October 25, 2011

PG&E Responds: Mercury News Editorial Ignored Facts on Pipeline Safety Improvements

In an editorial published on Oct. 23, the San Jose Mercury News ignored many of the steps that PG&E has made over the last year to enhance the…

August 8, 2011

PG&E Responds: Media Mischaracterized PG&E’s Actions, Response to Pipeline Warnings

A newspaper report this past weekend suggested that PG&E failed to heed warnings in an internal report about problems with its natural gas transmission system two months before…

July 12, 2011

PG&E Responds: PG&E Support for Victims of San Bruno Accident Unwavering

Today, several media outlets inaccurately described the intent of a recent PG&E response to lawsuits filed in the San Bruno accident.

June 17, 2011

PG&E Responds: ClimateSmart™ Media Coverage Misrepresents Program

Recent media coverage on PG&E’s ClimateSmart™ program misrepresents and omits important facts about the program when it says that ClimateSmart customers are “paying twice” by contributing dollars to save a forest that already has been preserved via a variety of loans and grants, some from the state.

May 17, 2011

PG&E Responds: PG&E Pipeline Spending Was More — Not Less — Than Amounts Approved Since 2000

On May 17, several media outlets reported on information regarding PG&E’s historical spending on gas pipeline projects.

April 8, 2011

PG&E Responds: Company Cooperating with CPUC as it Works to Validate Pipeline Pressures

A story in the San Francisco Chronicle about an April 11 hearing before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) about PG&E’s pipeline pressure validation records search said that the company was “hinting” and making “a veiled threat” to not participate in the hearing. That is not true.

April 4, 2011

PG&E Responds: PG&E Has Studied Fault Near DCPP, Doing More Studies

An April 3 editorial in the Los Angeles Times characterized PG&E as resisting efforts to further study a new fault near Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

March 29, 2011

PG&E Responds: PG&E Determined to Rebuild Trust; Acknowledges “Long Journey Ahead”

Recently, PG&E has faced criticism for losing the public’s trust.

In a letter in PG&E’s 2010 Annual Report to be released this week, PG&E Chairman, CEO and President Peter Darbee talks specifically about challenges, trust and the road forward. He pledges to rebuild relationships with customers and regulators. And he speaks about his determination to see the company improve as well as “the spirit of service” of the 20,000 men and women who work at PG&E.

March 24, 2011

PG&E Responds: The Diablo Canyon that MSNBC Didn’t Tell You About

On her television show this week, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did a commentary called “The Diablo You Don’t Know.”

March 18, 2011

PG&E Responds: Redundant Features Kept Diablo Canyon Power Plant Safe

This week, several media outlets have been publicizing a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists on the safety of U.S. nuclear plants as well as the inspection process used by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

March 17, 2011

PG&E Responds: Diablo Canyon Emergency Plans Include Earthquake Readiness

In response to a Huffington Post blog questioning the earthquake preparedness at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, both PG&E and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission sought clarification from the website. “All plants have emergency preparedness plans in place regardless of what triggers an emergency,’’ said Lara Uselding, a spokeswoman for the NRC.

March 16, 2011

PG&E Responds: Shoreline Fault Discussed Publicly, Repeatedly Over Last Two Years

A story in today’s San Francisco Chronicle said information about the Shoreline Fault near the Diablo Canyon Power Plant only came to light this week. As the story…

March 11, 2011

PG&E Responds: Correcting the Story on San Bruno Pipeline

Several news outlets have erroneously reported that PG&E “refused” to replace part of Line 132, the natural-gas pipeline in San Bruno where the tragic accident occurred in September…

March 8, 2011

PG&E Responds: Our Renewable Record is “Undeniably Green”

PG&E has a strong record when it comes to incorporating renewable sources of energy into its power-generation mix.

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