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PG&E Tries to Steer Judge Away From Fire Safety Crackdown

PG&E Corp. told a federal judge it opposes his proposals to intervene in the company’s wildfire prevention efforts after it admitted to not fully complying with the terms of its criminal probation. The bankrupt northern California utility’s pushback is a …

PG&E Surges on Plan for Board Overhaul in Bankruptcy Exit

PG&E Corp. shares jumped after the company outlined plans to overhaul its board of directors, bring in safety experts and create regional operating units in a broad reorganization proposal aimed at winning state approval for its bankruptcy exit. PG&E detailed …

Everyone’s Favorite Climate Solution Has a Fire Problem

The explosion ruptured the dusk settling over the desert in Surprise, Arizona. For hours, smoke had poured from a metal shed packed with lithium-ion batteries at a small electric substation. The batteries were tied to the electric grid, and somehow …

PG&E Judge Demands Details on Potential Wildfire Payout Conflict

Time is running out for PG&E Corp. to end the biggest-ever U.S. utility bankruptcy, so the company must set reorganization deadlines and explain a potential conflict in its multi-billion dollar payout proposal, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge …

PG&E Nearing Deal With Pimco, Elliott on Restructuring Plan

PG&E Corp. is nearing a deal with a group of bondholders led by Pacific Investment Management Co. and Elliott Management Corp. that would entitle them to a mix of equity and new debt if they scrap their rival restructuring plan, …

Financial Tug-of-War Emerges over Fire Victims’ Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO — A financial tug-of-war is emerging over the $13.5 billion that the nation’s largest utility has agreed to pay to victims of recent California wildfires, as government agencies jockey for more than half the money to cover the …

PG&E, Newsom Clash Over a Clause That May Allow State Takeover

A clause that would allow California to take over bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. under certain circumstances has emerged as a big sticking point in negotiations between the company and Governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom wants the power company to include …

PG&E Removes California Governor From $13.5 Billion Fire Deal

Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. has removed a requirement that California Governor Gavin Newsom sign off on its settlement with wildfire victims, trying to buy more time for its restructuring plan. PG&E reached an agreement Monday with representatives of the …

PG&E Soars After Striking a $13.5 Billion Deal With Fire Victims

PG&E Corp. surged to a two-month high after reaching a $13.5 billion settlement with the victims of wildfires ignited by its power lines — a major step toward resolving the biggest utility bankruptcy in U.S. history. The agreement, announced late …

Growing Group Seeks Local Takeover of PG&E

More than 110 Northern California city and county officials representing the majority of bankrupt PG&E Corp.’s customers are proposing to turn the utility giant into a customer-owned cooperative. The coalition led by the city of San Jose includes officials from …