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California judge upholds public utility's subscriber data sharing

Kerry Goff Jan. 31, 2017, 6:28pm

The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California ordered last fall that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could hand over requested confidential subscriber information to The Utility Reform Network (TURN) so it can research state market competitiveness, despite the resistance from communication companies like AT&T Mobility and other wireless carriers.

New California public-utilities commissioners announced

Mia Sims Jan. 17, 2017, 3:20pm

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown recently named two of his advisers to commissioner seats on the California Public Utilities Commission, and a civil-justice advocate said his group is looking forward to working with them.

Appeals court agrees to review whether decision to build Carlsbad Energy Plant followed rules

Tara Mapes Oct. 7, 2016, 8:23pm

SAN FRANCISCO – California's 1st District Court of Appeals announced on Sept. 14 that it agreed to review a decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to build a new multibillion-dollar energy plant.

Watchdog group publishes PUC Papers website

Andrew Burger Jun. 10, 2016, 7:53pm

SANTA MONICA – California citizens' rights group Consumer Watchdog recently created an online portal where it published more than 100,000 emails and other digital documents chronicling alleged misdeeds and corruption among utility executives, attorneys, Wall Street investment bankers and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.