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.
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…
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…
Today, several media outlets inaccurately described the intent of a recent PG&E response to lawsuits filed in the San Bruno accident.
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.
On May 17, several media outlets reported on information regarding PG&E’s historical spending on gas pipeline projects.
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.
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.
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.
On her television show this week, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did a commentary called “The Diablo You Don’t Know.”
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.
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.
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…
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…
PG&E has a strong record when it comes to incorporating renewable sources of energy into its power-generation mix.