PUC

Want Ad: Seeking Administrative Law Judge Who Has Not Had Ex Parte Communications With Utility Execs

Is there a single person left who is involved with the California Public Utilities Commission that hasn’t had ex parte communications with utility executives that they regulate? It doesn’t look like it from the release of yet another bunch of emails about the San Onofre nuclear power plant’s decommissioning.

Thursday Hot Meetings List: the PUC, CARB and Hearing on Possibly Remaking State Boards

Could the membership of state boards lead to anti-trust lawsuits and put members in the legal crosshairs? That's what a 1 p.m. joint hearing will discuss on Thursday. 
 

Utilities Drive Governor Brown In The Wrong Direction

Why is everyone fixated on a $34 bathroom scale and Governor Jerry Brown’s move to the newly-renovated governor’s mansion when there are far more dollars at stake in the Governor's handling of the Public Utilities Commission?

PUC Head Confirmed, Not Confronted

Examples mentioned, never followed up. Questions dangled, but never asked. And no one knows, still, where the money went. That's a short summary of Wednesay's relatively easy confirmation of Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

As Investigations Grow, California Senate Considers Top Utilities Regulator Confirmation

Stonewalling legislators when you have to be confirmed by their colleagues is usually not a good idea but that is the approach Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, appears to be taking. 

Wining and Dining With Energy Firms Still the Norm for PUC Commissioners

As investigations over alleged back-room dealings at the California Public Utilities Commission continue, Commissioner Mike Florio was wined and dined at a convention for a trade group that represents energy providers. 

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