Energy

PG&E's Cherry On Top As Gov't Witness, Dominos to Fall On Brown?

Here’s a news flash that’s probably causing a lot of sleepless nights among Governor Brown’s inner circle: The central figure in the PUC corruption scandal, PG&E lobbyist Brian Cherry, is now a witness for the US government, in the case against PG&E over the San Bruno explosion.
 
Before the federal case against PG&E over San Bruno was delayed, the witness list turned over by the Justice Department included Cherry as one of its own witnesses. 
 

Governor's Top Aide Needs To Prove Recusal Or Go

California public officials 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.
 

Perspective Needed At California Energy Commission

California has a summer blend of gasoline in order for cars to run more efficiently and cleaner in the warmer months. This year, refiners used their market power to raise prices after the switch took place in Los Angeles. The blend is marginally more expensive to make, but not by anywhere near what LA refiners are charging their gas stations for the new blend: 37 cents more.

Capitol Watchdog: Upcoming Meetings to Watch

Aliso Canyon will be front and center at an Assembly Utilities and Commerce hearing today. Sen. Fran Pavley's bill, SB 380, would require state officials to immediately institute a moratorium on injections of natural gas into any wells located within and serving the Aliso Canyon storage facility.

The consolidation of the health insurance market continues as DMHC reviews Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna. Read those details and more, below.

A Bang of An Anniversary: Six Lessons From the Exxon Torrance Refinery Explosion

A year ago, Exxon's Torrance refinery suffered an explosion that brought the refinery's gasoline production to a halt. Since then, Californians have been on a gas price roller-coaster, paying the highest costs in the nation while the industry claims they are scrambling for gasoline.

Capitol Watchdog: Upcoming Meetings to Watch

Aliso Canyon will be front and center at an Assembly Utilities and Commerce hearing. Sen. Fran Pavley's bill, SB 380, would require state officials to immediately institute a moratorium on injections of natural gas into any wells located within and serving the Aliso Canyon storage facility.

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