Paul Fenn Statement on Defeat of Prop 16

The defeat of PG&E's $46M Prop 16 campaign by a $100,000 grassroots campaign (led in part by Local Power Inc.) has highlighted Community Choice Aggregation ("CCA") as an important, major new movement in California, with Marin County having recently begun service, San Francisco now negotiating with CCA suppliers, and some Sonoma County leaders calling for a CCA in Sonoma to implement a Climate Action Plan. Other cities, like San Luis Obispo, Oakland, Berkeley, and Hayward are not far behind considering whether to pursue CCAs as a means of implementing their Climate Action Plans. Community Choice is here to stay, and PG&E's unprecedented campaign to stop it has only served to spread the gospel of CCA to every city and town in the Golden State, and has even inspired new CCA efforts in other states that also have CCA laws approved by their legislatures.


Some have called the defeat of Prop 16 "one of the great progressive victories in California history." (source). We have a lot to be proud of, and we are very proud to have worked with California's best consumer and environmental organizations, local government leaders, legislators as well as a dynamic, committed, and diverse coalition of individuals, many of whom want Community Choice in their communities. We did it with little or no money, opposing PG&Es astroturf campaign with the authentic and the actual grassroots. Together, we produced and inspired some great journalism, visionary blogging and award-deserving videos, all of which will remain posted or linked on this website. This free media - over 400 newspaper articles and dozens of editorials, nearly all against Prop 16, enabled the real to defeated the unreal - a rare political victory indeed in this day and age. By the wisdom of the voters, Prop 16 is now behind us, and CCA has a bright future in California - but PG&E's announcement after the June 8, 2010 election highlights the Orwellian contempt it actually holds for the will of the democratic majority that it claimed to champion in "Taxpayers for the Right to Vote" :

"Though we believe people should still have a voice in their communities about whether local governments should spend taxpayer dollars to go into the retail electricity business, it’s clear that these issues will need to be addressed community by community. This campaign has always been about taking these issues to the people. The coalition of organizations that support the measure will continue the conversation about voter choice in communities across California to ensure all Californians have the ability to choose their electricity provider." (source)

In this sphynx's statement that it will address these issues "community by community," PG&E is essentially thumbing its nose at voters and announcing it will continue to fund an astroturf campaign against any community that tries to offer CCA service to its residents and businesses as communities are authorized to do so under existing law and regulation. Though California voters just rejected PG&E's voter approval requirement despite $46M in saturation propaganda, PG&E is effectively refusing to concede its defeat at the polls, insolently threatening new political fights with any local government that dares negotiate for better terms with its competitors anywhere in its vast service territory. It is a classic PGEism to say that campaigning to block Community Choice "community by community" is a way "to ensure all Californians have the ability to choose their electricity provider." Wow, like 1984: War is Peace, Love is Hate. As PG&E clearly means by the statement above that its holding company will indeed fight CCAs community-by-community even though the state CCA law requires it to cooperate "fully" with municipalities that implement CCA, it appears we do indeed have a "carbon war" on our hands. To provide uninterrupted coverage of this struggle, I (Paul Fenn) will continue to maintain the powergrab.info website as a comprehensive and up-to-date news resource and information hub on the Community Choice movement in California - as well as similar and related battles throughout the United States. For breaking news, click on the "NEWS" buttom above. If you want more information, I would encourage you to visit the Local Power Inc. web site - to read my blog on these matters, or if you are interested in more specific information about CCA and my company Local Power Inc.'s ongoing implementation of CCA with communities across the US, you can find samples of our work, published papers on the subject by LPI, client list, personnel and contact information at our business website at localpower.com.

Paul Fenn is President of Local Power Inc.

 

AROUND ELECTION DAY

 

"Sonoma County advocates push community-based power authority," The Santa Rosa Press Democrat (IStockAnalyst) article by Jeremy Hay (June 11, 2010)

"Prop 16 opponents celebrate," The San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Rebecca Bowe (June 9, 2010)

"“One of the great progressive victories in California history”," The San Francisco Bay Guardian (noprop16) article by Tim Redmond (June 11, 2010)

"GUEST OPINION: The best response to defeat of Prop. 16," The Santa Rosa Press Democrat opinion by Dick Dowd and Ann Hancock (June 9, 2010)

"An All-Too-Rare Win for the Good Guys -- No on California's Prop 16," Renewable Energy World blog (June 11, 2010)

"Prop 16 and Ratepayer Rage," Mother Jones article by Kevin Drum (June 10, 2010)

"Power Grab: How PG&E Killed Its Profit Machine With Its Own $46M Campaign" BNET article by Kirsten Korosec (June 10, 2010)

"PG&E loses its $46M Prop. 16 battle in California: A win for grid innovation," Venture Beat article by Camille Ricketts (June 10, 2010)

"California Voters Stand Up for Community Choice and Vote Down Proposition 16," PR Newswire article by Melanie Turner (June 10, 2010)

"PG&E's customers vote down Prop. 16 - Voters in counties less familiar with California's largest electric utility supported the measure, which was sponsored and funded by the company. But it was rejected by 52.5% of voters," Los Angeles Times article by Mark Lifsher and Dianne Klein (June 10, 2010)

"Where greed lost," San Francisco Chronicle Editorial (June 9, 2010)

"PG&E Customers Killed Prop 16," California Progress Report article by Richard Holober (June 9, 2010)

"Voters pull the plug on PG&E-backed Proposition," Sacramento Business Journal article by Melanie Turner (June 9, 2010)

"Voters reject corporate-backed ballot measure," Sacramento Bee blog by Mark Glover (June 9, 2010)

"UPDATE:PG&E-Backed Ballot Initiative To Limit Public Power Fails," The Wall Street Journal article by Cassandra Sweet (June 9, 2010)

"PG&E-backed Prop. 16 loses," The Oakland Tribune article by Denis C. Theriault and Dana Hull (June 9, 2010)

"Despite Spending $50 Million, California Rejects PG&E," BeyondChron article by Paul Hogarth (June 9, 2010)

"Now: full-speed ahead with CCA City officials at every level also have to make a concerted effort to counter PG&E's lies," San Francisco Bay Guardian Editorial (June 9, 2010)

"California election results: Insurance, electricity initiatives backed by major corporations are rejected," The Los Angeles Times blog by Phil Willon (June 9, 2010)

"PG&E-backed Prop. 16 loses," The Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Denis C. Theriault and Dana Hull (June 9, 2010)

"PG&E-backed measure fails," The San Francisco Chronicle article by David R. Baker (June 9, 2010)

"Voters Defeat Controversial Proposition 16 in California," Sunpluggers.com article (June 9, 2010)

"Voters turn down PG&E-backed Prop. 16," San Francisco Business Times article by Lindsay Riddell (June 9, 2010)

"Election Results: Prop 16 Fails, Whitman, Fiorina Win," earth2tech article by Katie Fehrenbacker (June 9, 2010)

"Props 16 and 17 Lose," Mother Jones blog by Kevin Drum (June 9, 2010)

"Proposition 16 Fizzles - PG&E's costly power play loses at the polls," The Bay Citizen article by Katharine Mieszkowski (June 9, 2010)

 

ELECTION DAY NEWS

 

"Locals give thumbs down on 16 and 1," Press Democrat (Santa Rosa) by Paul Gullixson and Jim Sweeney (June 8, 2010)

"California ballot battle pits Pacific Gas and Electric against consumer groups - Campaigners warn against electricity giant's 'outrageous' bid to enshrine business advantage in state constitution," The Guardian (United Kingdom) by Ewen MacAskill (June 8, 2010)

"The Dishonesty of PG&E and Prop. 16," The East Bay Express article by Robert Gammon (June 8, 2010)

"S.F. rushes to complete power pact before vote," The San Francisco Chronicle article by Will Kane (June 8, 2010)

"Power Plays for Public Power? ," KCBS 740AM (SF Bay Area) report by Holly Quan (June 8, 2010)

"Prop 16 Vote Will Test the Power of the Press," Media Bistro article by Matthew Fleischer (June 7, 2010)

"Props. 16, 17 should get you to vote ," Fresno Bee article by Bill McEwen (June 7, 2010)

"California Primary Preview: Proposition 16 should really be titled the "Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Monopoly Protection Act"," The Huffington Post article by Chris Weigant (June 7, 2010)

"Fact check: ‘Yes on Prop 16’ ads don’t convey PG&E’s huge fingerprints," SF Public Press by Dana Sherne (June 7, 2010)

"California's rules set the stage for bad policy," Marin Independent Journal article by Dick Spotswood (June 7, 2010)

"16 percent opt out of Marin Clean Energy, below agency forecast," North Bay Business Journal article by Jenna V. Loceff (June 7, 2010)

"Pelosi announces opposition to Prop 16," ABC News KGO TV-7 report (June 6, 2010)

"In charge of public power," San Francisco Chronicle interview of Marin Energy Authority Chairman Charles McGlashan (June 6, 2010)

"On June 8, No on Prop 16 - The Times' endorsements in selected races in the June 8 primary," Los Angeles Times Editorial (June 6, 2010)

"Dan Morain: PG&E earns return on its investment," San Francisco Bee article by Dan Morain (June 6, 2010)

"'Democracy hijacked' as California goes to polls," Agence France-Presse/Inquirer Global Nation article by Rob Wollard (June 6, 2010)

"San Diego Business ELECTION: Corporations Back Propositions 16, 17 - Both have sought to be portrayed as 'grassroots' efforts," SanDiego.com article by Eilene Zimmerman (June 6, 2010)

"SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS EDITORIAL: No on Prop 16 - Some of the most important choices are here at home," San Jose Mercury News Editorial (June 6, 2010)

"PG&E’s self-serving campaign," Lompoc Record opinion by Pastor Chuck Arnold (June 5, 2010)

"A Ballot Battle Over Power Electrifies California Voters," Sunpluggers article by Erin Milnes (June 5, 2010)

"CCA Plans Include Renewables, But Solar's Role Small at First," Sunpluggers article by Erin Milnes (June 5, 2010)

"Red Bluff Protest - Flyer called the 'Voter Information Guide for Democrats' has been circulating, a guide which endorses Prop. 16 but includes a disclaimer that it is not from an official party organization and an acknowledgement that Prop. 16 backers paid for its endorsement on the guide," The Contra Costa Times article by Geoff Johnson(June 5, 2010)

"PG&E 30% rate increase hearings being held in Woodland," The Daily Democrat (Woodland) article (June 4, 2010)

"CPUC officially recognizes CleanPowerSF as community choice aggregator," San Francisco Examiner article by Andrea Koskey (June 4, 2010)

"Corporate Psychopath: PG&E’s RoboCorp Attack on California," Local Power Blog article by Paul Fenn (June 4, 2010)

"Marin Clean Energy clears another hurdle; Facebook becomes Prop. 16 battlefield," Marin Independent Journal article by Richard Halstead (June 4, 2010)

"Deal reached for San Francisco CCA to use PG&E infrastructure," San Francisco Examiner article by John Upton (June 4, 2010)

"Bill Bogaard: Proposition 16 would be shock to ratepayers," Pasadena Star-News opinion by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard (June 4, 2010)

"Propositions 16 and 17 could pave the way for more company-backed initiatives - If the proposals pushed by utility PG&E and insurer Mercury succeed, individual corporations could turn to the ballot box as an easier way to change laws," Los Angeles Times article by Mark Lifsher (June 4, 2010)

"Misleading Prop 16 Ads Popping Up Across California Media Spectrum," mediabistro.com article by Matthew Fleischer (June 4, 2010)

"No on Proposition 16," The Stockton Record Editorial (June 4, 2010)

"PG&E Commits Facebook Identity Theft for Prop 16 ," BeyondChron article by Paul Hogarth (June 4, 2010)

"Utilities' market strategies reflected in Prop 16's political debate," Southern California Public Radio 89.3FM KUOR report by Molly Peterson (June 4, 2010)

"Smith: Paying, gouging and eviscerating local power efforts," Daily Democrat article by Jim Smith (June 4, 2010)

"No on Prop 16," The Pine Tree (Calaveras County) opinion by Shaelyn Strattan (June 4, 2010)

"Don't be fooled by Prop. 16," Times Herald (Napa-Sonoma) Editorial (June 4, 2010)

"June Ballot Propositions," Taft Independent (Kern County) Editorial (June 4, 2010)

 

EARLY JUNE

 

"Shock and awful: behind PG&E's plans to unplug Community Choice once and for all," Pacific Sun article by Peter Seidman (June 3, 2010)

"PG&E's $50M sucker bet," PublicCEO.com article by Peter Schrag (June 3, 2010)

"Political Letter: Vote no on Prop. 16," Appeal Democrat (Yuba City) opinion by Larry Ozeran (June 3, 2010)

"Stop the Unscrupulous Corporate Power Grab in California! Vote NO on 16!," Alternet article by Tim McMullen (June 3, 2010)

"PG&E's Lonely Fight - Why hasn't any other major utility endorsed Prop 16?," The Bay Citizen article by Katharine Mieszkowski (June 3, 2010)

"‘Green’ California utility PG&E attacks local renewables," Grist article by Jonathan Kiskes (June 3, 2010)

"OPINION: IT Leaders Need to Speak Out Against Prop 16," earth2tech article by Gary Cook (June 3, 2010)

"No on Prop. 16 - The PG&E initiative would block Community Choice option," Santa Barbara Independent opinion by Megan Birney (June 3, 2010)

"PG&E recruited speakers to state rate increase hearing," The Bakersfield Californian article by John Cox (June 1, 2010)

"Just Say No to PG&E's $6 Billion Rate Hike - Hearings this Week in Santa Rosa and Oakland," The Utility Reform Network announcement (June 2, 2010)

"Prop 16 Pays Off for PG&E, Not Voters," anewscafe opinion by Dugan Barr (June 2, 2010)

"PG&E Outspending Opponents $511 to $1 On Prop. 16 Campaign," The Huffington Post article by Lance WIlliams (June 2, 2010)

"Arcata City Council: No On Prop 16," The Arcata Eye article (June 1, 2010)

"A voters' guide to California's 5 ballot measures," Los Angeles Times article by George Skelton (June 2, 2010)

"Don't be bamboozled by Prop.16 - PG&E has commandeered the initiative process in a cynical, underhanded ploy to cement its monopoly," New Times (San Luis Obispo) opinion by Ken McCalip (June 1, 2010)

"Valley Residents Fighting PG&E Rate Increase," CBS TV 47 (Fresno) report by Ken Malloy (June 1, 2010)

"Sacramento chamber stands up for SMUD, against Prop. 16," The Sacramento Bee blog by Foon Rhee (June 1, 2010)

"In our opinion - Vote no on Prop. 16," The Ukiah Daily Journal Editorial (June 1, 2010)

"Marin Voice: Prop. 16 is PG&E's power play," Marin Independent Journal opinion by Larry Fahn (June 1, 2010)

"Propositions 16 and 17: Welcome to the corpocracy," True/Slant article by Paul Tullis (June 1, 2010)

"Poll: PG&E is in trouble," San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Tim Redmond (June 1, 2010)

"Editorial: One more time: Vote no on Proposition 16," San Jose Mercury News Editoral (June 1, 2010)

"Erin Brockvich's Daughter on Prop. 16: PG&E Abuses Power to Create Monopoly," Daily Californian article by Katie Brown (June 1, 2010)

"Political ads are tough sell for image-conscious corporations," Washington Post article by Carol D. Leonnig (June 1, 2010)

 

MAY

 

"PG&E defends backing Prop. 16 -- The utility based in San Francisco says requiring a two-thirds vote to approve a municipal power service is fair - It would also make it easier for the company to defeat such public competition," Los Angeles Times article by Mark Lifsher (May 31, 2010)

"PG&E power grab? Area officials don't like Proposition 16," Contra Costa Times article by James Rufus Koren (May 31, 2010)

"Seeking more flexibility in providing power to its residents, Benicia joins Prop. 16 opposition," Times-Herald (Solano-Napa) article by Tony Burchyns (May 31, 2010)

"Richard Mazzucchi - Positive Point: Prop 16 - An improper proposition," Tehama Daily News opinion by Richard Mazzucchi (May 31, 2010)

"Steve Figueroa and Colin Miller: Prop. 16 is bad for all Californian," Los Angeles Daily News opinion by Steve Figueroa and Colin Miller (May 30, 2010)

"California: ruined by the supermajority - Requiring two-thirds approval to pass budgets and other legislation has not made California more democratic," Los Angeles Times opinion by Joe Mathews (May 30, 2010)

"Reader Rebuttal: Prop. 16," Orange County Register opinion by Norma Jeanne Strobel and Ralph Shaffer (May 30, 2010)

"Vote NO on Prop 16 (Remember Tehachapi?)," Chino Hills opinion by Joe A. (May 30, 2010)

"CPUC Scolding of PG&E Regarding Anti-CCA Advertising & Prop. 16," San Diego Reader bkog by a2zresource - Encanto Gas Holder (May 29, 2010)

"Rising costs mean more money for PG&E," Bakersfield Californian article by John Cox (May 29, 2010)

"PG&E Shareholders Apologize for Prop 16 ," PG&E Shareholders Press Release (May 28, 2010)

"CPUC hearing on PG&E's $4.2 billion revenue increase request," KGET 17 NBC TV Bakersfield report (May 28, 2010)

"Byron Williams: Props. 16 and 17 are deceptive perversions of California's initiative process," San Jose Mercury News column by Byron Williams (May 28, 2010)

"Fight over Prop 16 a David vs. Goliath battle," San Jose mercury News article by Dana Hull (May 28, 2010)

"Solano County supervisors formally oppose Prop. 16," The Reporter article (May 28, 2010)

"Prop 16 Takes Away Our Community's Right to Choose Clean Energy,"Oakland Local article by David Room (May 28, 2010)

"Local customers take on PG&E's proposed rate increases,"Bakersfield Californian article by John Cox (May 27, 2010)

"SSJID Calls For Effective and Necessary Oversight of PG&E - CPUC Hearings Open to the Public: $4 Billion in Rate Increases on the Table ," Business Wire press release by South San Joaquin Irrigation District (May 27, 2010)

"CleanPowerSF promoted to nearly 100 groups," San Francisco Examiner article by John Upton (May 27, 2010)

 

LATE MAY

 

"Beating the reaper S.F.'s clean energy program clears a key milestone in its race against Prop. 16," San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Rebecca Bowe (May 25, 2010)

"A public power landmark -- and the battle to come -- CCA allows communities to offer an alternative — to buy cleaner power in bulk and resell it at comparable or cheaper rates to residents and businesses," San Francisco Bay Guardian editorial (May 25, 2010)

"Battleground California," The Huffington Post article by Carl Pope (May 26, 2010)

"Mill Valley to buy electricity from public agency," San Jose Mercury News story by Associated Press (May 25, 2010)

"San Diego Chamber of Commerce Joins Labor, Consumer & Environmental Groups in opposing Prop 16 - Utility company spent $45 million to support measure that would make it harder for cities and counties to provide cheaper power alternatives to consumers," East County Magazine article (May 26, 2010)

"Prop 16 gets 'no' vote from San Luis Obispo County Board of Supevisors," KVEC News Talk 920 (San Luis Obispo) report by King Harris (May 26, 2010)

"Propositions 16 and 17 corporate power grabs," Modesto Progressive Examiner opinion by Patrick Patterson (May 26, 2010)

"VENTURA COUNTY STAR EDITORIAL: Prop. 16: no Prop. 17: no," Ventura County Star Editorial (May 25, 2010)

"PG&E Asks for a $4 BILLION Rate Hike - Largest in History," BeyondChron article by Paul Hogarth (May 25, 2010)

"California Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) Urges CPUC to Clamp Down on PG&E’s Request to Raise Rates by $4.2 Billion,"DRA Announcement on Electric Energy Online (May 25, 2010)

"Hearings to begin on electricity rate hikes for PG&E," California Farm Bureau Federation article by Christine Souza (May 25, 2010)

"Hearing on PG&E rate increase request," KGET - NBC17 (Bakersfield) story with video (May 25, 2010)

"PG&E spending for Proposition 16 reaches $44 million," Los Angeles Times article by Anthony York (May 25, 2010)

"The Monopoly Strikes Back: In a California Battle Over Clean Power, IT Companies Must Use Their Force," Greenpeace International blog (May 25, 2010)

"County officials call Prop. 16 ads misleading," Bakersfield Now - KBAK & KBFX (Bakersfield) article by Anthony Bailey (May 25, 2010)

"LA County Republicans Ain't Buying -- Demise of Prop 16 Among Conservative, Pro-Market Voters," PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet blog by former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (May 24, 2010)

"Public can vent on prososed PG&E rate hikes," San Francisco Examiner (May 24, 2010)

"Opinion: PUC head: Reject Prop 16's outrageous bid for monopoly power," San Jose Mercury News opinion by Michael R. Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission (May 23, 2010)

"Corporate Bucks Behind 'Citizens' Initiatives In Calif.," National Public Radio story by Ina Jaffe (May 24, 2010)

"Prop. 16: David v Goliath," Times-Herald (Sonoma and Napa) opinion by Michael H. McCoy (May 24, 2010)

"Marin County presents possible model for beefing up clean energy in Boulder: Marin Energy Authority flipped switch on 78 percent renewables this month," Colorado Daily article by Laura Snider (May 22, 2010)

"Power program given jolt before critical date," San Francisco Examiner article by Joshua Sabatini (May 21, 2010)

 

MID-LATE MAY

 

"Who's fighting PG&E on Prop 16?," San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Rebecca Bowe (May 21, 2010)

"$30 group fights PG&E over Prop 16," ABC Local 7 (San Francisco) story by Mark Matthews (May 21, 2010)

"Attorney gives Mill Valley the green light on 'clean energy' purchase," Marin Independent Journal article by Richard Halstead (May 21, 2010)

"Proposition 16 Part Two: Is two-thirds too high a bar?," KHSLTV12 (Chico-Redding) story by Alan Marsden (May 21, 2010)

"City officials blast PG&E," San Francisco Examiner article by Joshua Sabatini (May 20, 2010)

"Proposition 16 hurtful to Lodi Electric Utility?," Lodi News article by Maggie Creamer (May 22, 2010)

"Vote no on Proposition 16," Times-Standard (Eureka and North Coast) letter to the editor by Susana Munzell (May 20, 2010)

"CPUC limits what utilities can say about community electric power efforts," San Francisco Business Times article by Lindsay Riddell (May 20, 2010)

"Editorial: Companies hijack initiative process," The Monterey County Herald Editorial (May 20, 2010)

"BUSINESS CASUAL: Prop. 16 would solidify PG&E's power over market," Daily Breeze (Los Angeles) article by Muhammed El-Hasan (May 20, 2010)

"Asymmetrical warfare rules in initiative campaigns," Capitol Weekly article by Malcolm Maclachlan (May 20, 2010)

"SF’s power program gains state approval," San Francisco Examiner article by John Upton (May 19, 2010)

"Yet another deceptive slate mailer," The Signal (Santa Clarita Valley) column by Lynne Plambeck (May 19, 2010)

"Your view: Rule of Thumb: Say no to propositions," The Desert Trail (Joshua Tree) letter to the editor by Susan Grigsby (May 19, 2010)

"Herdt: Prop. 16 returns PG&E to 'bad old days'," Ventura County Star article by Timm Herdt (May 19, 2010)

"Prop. 16 would require two-thirds vote to create municipal utilitie," Ventura County Star article by Timm Herdt (May 19, 2010)

"Sacramento supervisors oppose PG&E's Prop. 16 ballot measure," The Modesto bee article by Robert Lewis (May 18, 2010)

"Prop 16: Good idea, bad initiative," Paradise Post Editorial (May 18, 2010)

"PG&E's Audacious Attempt to Enshrine Its Energy Monopoly In the California Constitution," Alternet article by Yasha Levine (May 18, 2010)

"$30 vs. $30 Million -- How Social Media Will Bring a Corporate Giant to its Knees," The Huffington Post blog by Ben Zolno (May 18, 2010)

"Ben Zolno Launches 'One Million Strong Against Prop 16 Video Blog," No on 16 Blogspot videos by Ben Zolno (May 18, 2010)

"Public meeting tomorrow on Prop 16 & a proposed initiative to overturn AB32," East County Magazine (San Diego County) announcement (May 17, 2010)

"PG&E transfers $ billions out of state for SmartMeter program," Stop PG&E Power Grab blog by Local Power Inc. Senior Carbon Analyst David Erickson (May 16, 2010)

"Prop 16 drafting error would spew pestilence across 48 real estate markets in California," PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet blog by former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (May 16, 2010)

"Measure’s money comes from PG&E: New power agencies would be hard to form,"San Diego Union Tribune article by Jason Dearen (May 17, 2010)

"A California battle over power to the people," People's World article by Juan Lopez (May 17, 2010)

"No on 16 and 17," Napa Valley Register Editorial (May 17, 2010)

"Editorial: Proposition 16 is PG&E power grab," Visalia Times-Delta Editorial (May 17, 2010)

"PG&E’s style of doing business: Break the rules & then apologize," Manteca Bulletin article by Dennis Wyatt (May 17, 2010)

"PG&E spends $30 million and counting to pass Prop. 16," Sacramento Bee article by Mark Glover (May 15, 2010)

"Wil Hunter: PG&E's Prop. 16 is deceptive," Merced Sun-Star opinion by Wil Hunter (May 15, 2010)

"PG&E apologizes for Marin power program mailer," San Jose Mercury News article by Associated Press (May 15, 2010)

 

MID-MAY

 

"PG&E-city agreement stalls," San Francisco Examiner article by John Uptonr (May 14, 2010)

"State threatens PG&E with fines for Marin letter," San Francisco Chronicle article by David R. Baker (May 14, 2010)

"PG&E threatened with fines over Marin Clean Energy 'opt out' letter," Marin Independent Journal article by Richard Halstead (May 14, 2010)

"Political ads can be amusing, but Prop. 16 deceit isn't funny," Fresno Bee article by Bill McEwen (May 14, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: Pull plug on PG&E power grab," Vacaville Reporter editorial (May 14, 2010)

"PG&E’s Proposition 16 not winning any early support," The Healdsburg Tribune article by Rollie Atkinson (May 14, 2010)

"Proposition 16 changes rules on public power," San Francisco Chronicle article by David R. Baker (May 13, 2010)

"Farmers, water interests oppose California's Proposition 16," Capital Press article by Wes Sander (May 13, 2010)

"As We See It: Vote no on Prop. 16: choice over monopoly," Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial (May 9, 2010)

"Vote no on PG&E's sham initiative," The Record Searchlight editorial (May 9, 2010)

"PG&E's Proposition 16 undermines communities," Napa Valley Register article by Chris Craiker (May 8, 2010)

"Is California's Proposition 16 a PG&E Power Grab?," Treehugger article by Bonnie Hulkower (May 9, 2010)

"Prop. 16 is Pacific Gas & Electric's ploy for more profit," The Desert Sun opinion by Will Osborn and Bermuda Dunes (May 9, 2010)

 

EARLY MAY

 

"Pioneer public power program launches in Marin," San Francisco Chronicle article by David Baker (May 7, 2010)

"Prop. 16 protects energy utilities' monopoly status, says UC Berkeley report by the Center for Law Energy & the Environment," Physorg.com article with link to the report (May 7, 2010)

"Chambers of Commerce Coalition of Santa Clara County Opposes Prop 16," No on Prop 16 Campaign Announcement (May 7, 2010)

"Say ‘no’ to manipulative Proposition 16," Napa Valley Register article by Ritchie Austin (May 7, 2010)

"No! on Proposition 16," Topanga Messenger article by Woody Hastings (May 6, 2010)

"California Needs The FCC To Restore The Fairness Doctrine ," California Progress Report article by Roy Ulrich and Richard Holober (May 6, 2010)

"Legislation that made Marin Clean Energy possible emerged from chaos of deregulation," Marin Independent Journal article by Richard Halstead (May 5, 2010)

"Utilities do battle on California Ballot," Wall Street Journal article by Rebecca Smith (May 3, 2010)

"Power Play: PG&E Charges Up to Fight Off Rolling Customer Revolts," California Lawyer article by Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Katherine Ellison (May, 2010)

"Independent UC Berkeley study finds Prop 16 would protect energy monopolies, may slow development of renewable energy," UC Berkeley School of Law Center for Law, Energy & the Environment press release with link to white paper by the Center's Associate Director Steven Weissman (May 5, 2010)

"Our View: Prop. 16 - the right to vote NO ," Pasadena Star-News Editorial (May 5, 2010)

"Prop 16: A PG&E Power Grab or Taxpayer Protection?," New America Media article by Anja Seth (May 5, 2010)

"PG&E Slammed for Illegal Efforts to Stifle Competition: California Public Utilities Commission warns utility company's actions are illegal," NBC Bay Area article by Jackson West (May 4, 2010)

"P.G.&E. in Hot Water With Public Utilities Commission," The New York Times article by Katharine Mieszkowski (May 4, 2010)

"PG&E's campaign tactics are illegal, California regulators warn: Pacific Gas & Electric is told to stop using phone and direct-mail tactics that could derail competition from the state's first nonprofit group to offer electric service.," Los Angeles Times article by Marc Lifsher (May 4, 2010)

"Woodland City Council opposes PG&E's Prop. 16: Soon-to-be-mayor Pimentel believes utility wants stranglehold on Woodland, Yolo County," Woodland Daily Democrat article by James Noonan (May 6, 2010)

"Prop. 16 isn't about taxpayers, it's about profits," Bakersfield Californian Editorial (May 4, 2010)

"Here’s a shocker: CPUC says PG&E isn’t playing by the rules in Marin ," Manteca Bulletin article by Dennis Wyatt (May 4, 2010)

"Utility warned about violating rules on Community Choice," Sunpluggers article by Michael Balchunas (May 4, 2010)

"Prop 16 Could Turn the Light Out on California Energy Market," California Independent Voter Network article by Mytheos Holt (May 3, 2010)

"Herhold: Vote No on Proposition 16," San Jose Mercury News Column by Scott Herhold (May 2, 2010)

 

APRIL

 

"Marin says 78% of its power is renewable," San Francisco Business Journal article by Lindsay Riddell (April 23, 2010)

" Power by the People," Bates Magazine article by Bryce Hubner (April 21, 2010)

" Chronicle recommends: No on Proposition 16," San Francisco Chronicle Editorial (April 18, 2010)

"Your Voice: Vote no on power-grab proposition," Tracy Press opinion by Earl Jess (April 16, 2010)

"PG&E strategy: exploit voter angst to pass Prop 16 under 'voter's rights' guise," California Progress Report article by Dan Aiello (April 15, 2010)

"PG&E's Energy Empire," Mother Jones article by Taylor Wiles (April 14, 2010)

"Power outrage - PG&E’s Proposition 16 would protect the company from public-power rivals Sacramento News & Review article by Cosmo Garvin (April 15, 2010)

"MORAIN: PG&E: From bankruptcy to bully - utility is bankrolling initiative to keep competitors off its turf," Modesto Bee Opinion by Dan Morain (April 14, 2010)

"Proposition 16 is no bargain for Californians," Gustine Press Standard article by Bill Mattos (April 13, 2010)

"Regulators Slap PG&E on the Wrist: California Public Utilities Commission puts stop to some "hardball" tactics," NBC Bay Area report by Jackson West (April 12, 2010)

"PG&E Proposes Farm Rate Hikes," California Farmer article (April 12, 2010)

"Dan Morain: PG&E flips the switch on a ballot power play," Sacramento Bee opinion by Bee Senior Editor Dan Morain (April 11, 2010)

"'We Are Appalled,' Declared CPUC About 2004 PG&E Executive Bonus Scandal -- 'Give it Back'," PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet blog by former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (April 11, 2010)

"PG&E is paying good money for its endorsements," Sacramento Bee blog post by Bee Senior Editor Dan Morain (April 11, 2010)

"PG&E's new rates could help Marin green power," San Jose Mercury News staff report by Dick Spotswood (April 11, 2010)

"Calif regulators issue new rules on public power," San Jose Mercury News article by Jason Dearen (April 9, 2010)

"PG&E confusing calls and what to do about them," San Francisco Chronicle Marin Blog post by Denise Castelucci (April 9, 2010)

"Special Districts Support Community Choice; Oppose Prop 16," PublicCEO announcement by the California Special Districts Association (April 9, 2010)

"PG&E must stop threats to public power agencies," San Francisco Chronicle article by David Baker (April 8, 2010)

"PG&E told to stop contacting Marin energy customers," Marin Independent Journal article by Mark Prado(April 8, 2010)

"CPUC reins in PG&E's advertising blitz in Marin," KGO-TV 7 ABC story by Heather Ishimaru (April 8, 2010)

"Larkspur council opposes Prop. 16," Contra Costa Times article by Jennifer Upshaw Swartz (April 8, 2010)

"Pacific Gas and Electric powers Proposition 16," The California Aggie, Davis article by Michael Stepanoc (April 8, 2010)

"Power to PG&E: Firm turns initative process into way to protect their profits,"The Manteca Bulletin article by Dennis Wyatt (April 8, 2010)

"10 Biggest Bankruptcies in History - PG&E," Wall Street Cheat Sheet, by Derek Hoffman (April 7, 2010)

"PG&E proxy filing reveals corner-cutting effort to feed Darbee's compensation gluttony," PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet Blog post by former California Energy Commissioner John Gessman (April 4, 2010)

"Marin Voice: Leno doesn't flinch when it comes to opposing 2/3-vote rule," Marin Independent Journal article by Richard Rubin (April 4, 2010)

"Power Mad: Orwell fans take note: PG&E's war on public utilities goes to ballot as the 'Right to Vote Act,'" North Bay Bohemian cover story by Kylie Mendonca (April 1, 2010)

"Democracy and Its Foes: from the Legislature to PG&E," Pacific Free Press story by Norman Solomon (April 1, 2010)

"Prop 16 only potects PG&E's incompetence," Woodland Daily Democrat opinion by William B. Marcus (April 1, 2010)

 

LATE MARCH

"Power Mad," Metro Santa Cruz article by Kylie Mendonca (March 31, 2010)

"McGlashan, Nation duel over Marin energy plan," Contra Costa Times article by Richard Halstead (March 31, 2010)

"Climate action is the focus at City Council, rally," Oakland North article by Melanie Mason (March 31, 2010)

"Proposition 16 and Local Electricity," KRCV TV 22 Sonoma story (March 30, 2010)

"Local cities gang up against Proposition 16," Santa Rosa Press Democrat blog by Paul Gullixson (March 29, 2010)

"PG&E: California's Fossil Fuel War Lords - Lies, Distortions & Dirty Tricks," Green Chip Stocks article by Chris Nelder (March 26, 2010)

"The Shame of Proposition 16," PublicCEO article by Richmond City Councilmember Tom Butt (March 31, 2010)

"Supes officially oppose PG&E measure," by the San Francisco Examiner (March 30, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: CCA: Get it done by the deadline," by the San Francisco Bay Guardian (March 30, 2010)

"Public utilities sue to disqualify Prop. 16," Merced Sun-Star report (March 29, 2010)

There's a pony somewhere in PG&E's pile of state rate-distribution manure, Bakersfield Californian Opinion by John Geesman (March 25, 2010)

"CA Prop. 16: PG&E and the Buying of Democracy," Daily Kos blog (March 23, 2010)

"Cities’ Suit May Clarify Potential Impact of Proposition 16 on Central Valley Irrigation District's Plan to Provide Electric Service," Press Release by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (March 20, 2010)

"Several Energy Experts Call on the CPUC to Demand PG&E Return of Ratepayer Money to Rightful Owners: Central Valley Irrigation District Vows to Make Its Case in PG&E’s CPUC General Rate Case Proceeding," Press Release by the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (March 19, 2010)

"Deadline looms for San Francisco’s green power program,"San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Rebecca Bowe (March 29, 2010)

"You Are Now Paying for the Next 3 Mile Island," Solve Climate article by author and historian Harvey Wasserman (March 29, 2010)

"Roomful of Supes Slam PG&E; Utility Giant Elects To Stay Home," San Francisco Appeal article by Chris Roberts (March 29, 2010)

"Darbee's Shaky Finger on the Trigger of PG&E's Rate Design Begins to Terrify the Customers" PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet blog by former Caliornia Energy Commissioner John Geesman (March 28, 2010)

"PG&E's Prop 16: Stalking Horse for Monopoly's Higher Rates?" Pacific Sun opinion by Ed Mainland (March 28, 2010)

"A California Ballot Initiative Could Spell Trouble for Renewable Energy," Solve Climate article by Amy Westervelt (March 28, 2010)

"Why greens oppose Prop 16 Santa Rosa Press Democrat," article by Pete Golis (March 27, 2010)

"Committee recommends against Prop. 16," Bakersfield Californian article by John Cox (March 26, 2010)

"David vs. Goliath in the Energy Revolution - The War for Renewables Has Begun," GetRealList article by Chris Nelder (March 26, 2010)

"Proposition 16 - Who's Really Behind It?," CBS TV 47 story (March 25, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: PG&E's rate schange a bad idea," San Francisco Chronicle (March 25, 2010)

"California Counties Say “No” to Prop. 16," California Association of Counties Website Announcement (March 25, 2010)

"Prop 16 is June's priciest ballot initiative, with PG&E coughing up big money," Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Kurtis Alexander (March 25, 2010)

"Calif Officials Blast PG&E Move To Sideline Competition," Wall Street Journal article by Cassandra Sweet (March 24, 2010)

"When do we get to vote on PG&E's latest rate hike?" San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Rebecca Bowe (March 24, 2010)

"Schoolyard Bully," Bakersfield Californian Letter to the Editor by Dayle-Lynn Decker (March 24, 2010)

"Supe Mar Says PG&E Spreading 'A Bunch Of Bullshit'," abc news - KGO story (March 24, 2010)

"San Francisco Rallies to Support CCA, Against PG&E Misinformation Campaign," Fog City Journal article by Michael J. Acosta (March 24, 2010)

"San Francisco City Hall Press Conference Denounces PG&E's Prop 16 Lies and Manipulations," IndyMedia.org stofy by Marisa Lagos (March 25, 2010)

"Supe Mar Says PG&E Spreading 'A Bunch Of Bullshit', San Francisco Appeal," article (March 24, 2010)

"Here's your opportunity to be the face of clean energy in California!," Oakland Local article by Dave Room (March 24, 2010)

"Opponents to PG&E ballot measure demand ads pulled from airwaves," San Francisco Chronicle blog by Marisa Lagos (March 24, 2010)

OPINION: "Vote No on Prop 16," Long Beach Press Telegram Editorial (March 22, 2010)

"GOLIS: Proposition 16, the $35 million question," Santa Rosa Press Democrat article by Pete Golis (March 21, 2010)

"MERCURY NEWS EDITORIAL: Vote no on Prop. 16" by The San Jose Mercury News (March 20, 2010)

"Bad Timing: Darbee's $10.559 Million Paypalooza Faces Advisory Shareholder Vote May 12," by former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (March 21, 2010)

 

MID MARCH

"California Manufacturers & Technology Association," California Manufacturers & Technology Association Website announcement on California ballot propositions (March 19, 2010)

"Marin energy battle plays out before state commission Marin Independent Journalarticle by Richard Halstead (March 18, 2010)

"San Francisco Sues to Block PGE-Funded Ballot Measure," Business Week article by Karen Gullo (March 18, 2010)

"S.F. sues over PG&E-backed ballot measure," San Francisco Chronicle article by Bob Egelko (March 19, 2010)

"PUC listens to Proposition 16 debate," San Francisco Chronicle article by David R. Baker (March 18, 2010)

"Prop. 16, bankrolled by PG&E, subject of lively debate," San Jose Mercury News article by Dana Hull (March 18, 2010)

"Merced Irrigation District joins suit seeking to stop Proposition 16," Merced Sun-Star article by Danielle E. Gaines (March 18, 2010)

"Suit seeks to have Proposition 16 taken off ballot," San Francisco Chronicle article by Associated Press (March 18, 2010)

"Race to start SF power provider begins," San Francisco Examiner article by John Upton (March 17, 2010)

"Healdsburg opposes Prop. 16 power intiative," Santa Rosa Press Democrat article by Clark Mason (March 16, 2010)

"PG&E boss: Prop 16 all about the shareholders," Sacramento News & Review blog by Cosmo Garvin (March 15, 2010)

"How is PG&E like Tonya Harding? blog by Dave Room (March 15, 2010)

CONTRA COSTA TIMES: "California Voters Should Reject Prop. 16," the Contra Costa Times (March 20, 2010)

"Marin Energy Authority files complaint against PG&E," North Bay Business Journal article by Jenna V. Loceff (March 12, 2010)

 

EARLY MARCH

"EDITORIAL: California voters should reject Proposition 16," Oakland Tribune (March 8, 2010)

"Top PG&E executive gets $9.4M in 2009 compensation," Business Week article (March 8, 2010)

"PG&E’s $9.8M care package for CEO Darbee," Manteca Bulletin article by Dennis Wyatt (March 10, 2010)

"PG&E CEO Darbee sees '09 compensation rise nearly 9 percent to $9.4 million, AP says," Los Angeles Times article by the Associated Press (March 8, 2010)

"Does PG&E Fully Understand the Recklessness of Peter Darbee's Proposition 16 Gamble?," PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet article by former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (March 7, 2010)

"PG&E’s Prop. 16 Turns 100-Year Old Initiative Process on Its Head," Kersten Communications report by the public policy and research and analysis firm (March 9, 2010)

"Municipal utility vote set for November," iStockAnalyst article by James Burger (March 9, 2010)

"Board Grills PG&E, Moves Forward with Election Question - Supervisors Will Ask Voters Whether to Look for PG&E Alternatives," ABC News 23, Bakersfield article and video (March 9, 2010)

"PG&E spending millions on Prop 16," Cal Coast News article (March 8, 2010)

"PG&E prepared to spend $35 million on June ballot measure"Los Angeles Times article by Anthony York (March 9, 2010)

"Vote no on Proposition 16 - PG&E's attack on competition," Sierra Club Yodeler article by John Rizzo (March 6, 2010)

"PG&E Wants Complete Control of Your Electricity," Conducive Chronicle article by Corey Hill (March 7, 2010)

"PG&E SETS NEW ROBOCORP BALLOT TREND - Texas Refiners Mum About Funding Push to Halt Calif. Climate Law," New York Times article by Colin Sullivan (March 3 2010)

"Silicon Valley cities fear PG&E power play," Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal article by David Goll (March, 5 2010)

"Former president of coalition opposing Marin Clean Energy says he supports local initiative," Marin Independent Journal article by Richard Halstead (March 5, 2010)

"California voters to choose: PG&E and refineries or clean energy and the climate," Huffington Post article by Mike Sandler (March 4, 2010)

"PG&E plans to spend $7 Billion To $10 Billion on projects over next 2 years," Down Jones Newswires story (March 3, 2010)

"Keep corporations out of government power choice," Sacramento State Hornet article by Julia Baum (March 1, 2010)

 

FEBRUARY

"Ballot initiative may alter power business - Public utilities critical of effort funded by PG&E," Stockton Record article by Daniel Thigpen (February 26, 2010)

"PG&E’s laughable Prop 16: Who needs friends when you’ve got $35 million?," San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Rebecca Bowe (February 26, 2010)

"PG&E has long history of battling competitors," Fresno Bee article by Dan Walters (February 25, 2010)

"Peter Darbee's dog of an initiative: 3 tapeworms eating away at the internal logic of Prop 16," PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet Blog article by former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (February 25, 2010)

"PG&E alert: Join the campaign to fight the PG&E's Prop 16 attack on public power and community choice aggregation,"San Francisco Bay Guardian article by Bruce Brugman (February 25, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: Initiative process just as infected by money as the rest of politics," San Jose Mercury News (February 20, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: No more silence on PG&E's statewide power grab," San Francisco Bay Guardian (February 23, 2010)

"A sign of California's dysfunction," San Francisco Chronicle article by John Diaz (February 21, 2010)

"PG&E Expects to Spend Up to $35 Million on Ballot Initiative," Business Week article by Mark Chediak (February 19, 2010)

"City of Gridley opposing PG&E initiative," The Gridley Herald article by Lisa Van De Hey (February 19, 2010)

"PG&E to spend millions to pass Prop. 16," San Francisco Chronicle article by David R. Baker (February 19, 2010)

"Mayor Bates Shoves Protester During PG&E Prop 16 Advisory Meeting," Fog City Journal article by Luke Thomas (February 19, 2010)

"Prop 16: Worst Measure on June Ballot," Los Angeles City Watch article by Paul Hogarth (February 17, 2010)

"PG&E Funds Anti-Green Measure," East Bay Express article by Robert Gammon (February 16, 2010)

"ENERGY: PG&E spends to keep out competitors, local utilities stay on sidelines," San Diego and Riverside North County Times article by Jason Dearen (February 15, 2010)

"Prop 16 is Worst Measure on June Ballot," East (San Diego) County Magazine article (February 17, 2010)

"Public power backers cry foul over utility effort," Associated Press article by Jason Dearen (February 15, 2010)

"Prop 16 is Worst Measure on June Ballot," Beyond Chron column by Paul Hogarth (February 16, 2010)

"What do California Realtors Know About Prop. 16 that the State Chamber of Commerce Doesn't?,"PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet article by former California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (February 15, 2010)

"PG&E funding Prop. 16 to keep its stranglehold," Fresno Bee column by Bill McEwen (February 13, 2010)

"PG & E amps up bid for power," Los Angeles Times column by Michael Hiltzik (February 10, 2010)

"Money Starts to Flow for Initiatives," Fox & Hounds Daily article by John Wildermuth (February 10, 2010)

"The Protect PG&E's Gold Mine Act," The Manteca Bulletin column by Dennis Wyatt (February 10, 2010)

 

JANUARY


"Upfront: Will Marin flip the switch? - PG&E gets down and dirty in attempts to thwart Marin Clean Energy," Pacific Sun article by Peter Seidman (January 29, 2010)

"PG&E spending millions to block local utilities," San Jose Mercury News article by Dana Hull (January 31, 2010)

"Large Marin energy users face choice: PG&E or more renewable energy," Contra Costa Times article by Richard Halstead (February 8, 2010)

"PG&E customers feel sticker shock from rising rates," Fresno Bee (Feb 07, 2010)

"Palo Alto votes to oppose PG&E-backed ballot measure," San Jose Mercury News article by Will Oremus (February 4, 2010)

"Community Bids to Bypass Utilities Facing Hurdles in Calif.," New York Times article by Debra Kahn (January 7, 2010)

"Marin County to provide power, oust PG&E," San Francisco Chronicle article by David R. Baker (February 4, 2010)

"Marin County to bypass PG&E with power agency," San Francisco Chronicle article by David R. Baker (February 5, 2010)

"Marin County kicks PG&E to the curb," abc7news.com article by Lilian Kim (February 4, 2010)

"Why PG&E fears SSJID as well as Marin County," Manteca Bulletin article by Dennis Wyatt, Managing Editor (February 5, 2010)

"Manteca, Ripon & Escalon say ‘yes’ to SSJID, ‘no’ to PG&E," Manteca Bulletin article by Dennis Wyatt, Managing Editor (February 3, 2010)

"PG&E threatens to sue Marin water district over 'clean energy' loan," Contra Costa times article by Richard Halstead (January 29, 2010)

"What Does the PG&E Ballot Initiative Claim to Do?," PG&E Ballot Initiative Factsheet: The Trojan Horse in California's June 8, 2010 Election& by former 2002-2008 California Energy Commissioner John Geesman (January 23, 2010)

"PG&E Going to Ballot to Maintain Power Control," KMJN News Talk Radio with audio clips of radio interview (Jan 20, 2009)

"EDITORIAL: PG&E makes a new power grab: Innocuous-sounding initiative would amend constitution to protect utility's monopoly," iStockAnalyst and Merced Sun-Star (Jan 20, 2009)

"EDITORIAL: PG&E makes a new power grab," Sacramento Bee (January 20, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: Don't vote for PG&E's newest power grab," Fresno Bee (January 20, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: PG&E measure is a bad idea," Modesto Bee (January 21, 2010)

"EDITORIAL: Measure would protect PG&E, not taxpayers," Redding Record-Searchlight (Jan 16, 2010)

"PG&E initiative on power suppliers on ballot," San Francisco Chronicle article by David Baker (Jan 14, 2010)

"County of Marin reaffirms support for Marin Clean Energy," Contra Costa Times article by Richard Halstead (Jan 12, 2010)

"San Francisco City Attorney Slams PG&E: Argues utility monopoly using your money to try to stifle competition," NBC Bay Area (Jan 12, 2010)

"San Francisco City Attorney Slams PG&E: Argues utility monopoly using your money to try to stifle competition," by journalist Peter Seldman of the Pacific Sun (Jan 14, 2010)

"San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Accuses PG&E Of Undermining City's Clean Power Effort," KTVU Channel 2 (Jan 11, 2010)

 

DECEMBER, 2009 2009

 

"New Group Seeks to Bring Greener Power to Marin," New York Times article by Katharine Mieszkowski (Dec 22, 2009)

"PG&E ballot measure is a stealthy power play:" Los Angeles Times column by Michael Hiltzik (Dec 28, 2009)

"Paul Fenn vs. PG&E - Activist-turned-entrepreneur Paul Fenn's effort to bring affordable sustainable energy to California could be revolutionary -- and electricity giant PG&E isn't happy about it at all." Fast Company feature article by Pulitzer-nominated Author Anya Kamenetz

"PG&E attack mailer puts City Hall on defensive - SF officials are investigating whether PG&E broke the law with these misleading mailers" by Rebecca Bowe (San Francisco Bay Guardian - Dec 22, 2009)

"The Two Faces of PG&E" by Columnist Robert Speer (Chico News & Review, (Sep 22, 2009)

"Monopoly Money - Can One Utility Block Marin's Climate Protection Efforts?" by Juliane Poirier (MetroActive - San Jose, New Bohemian - Oct 21, 2009)

"How to Earn a Black Eye: PG&E's Orwellian Misnomer" (San Diego Daily Transcript - Oct 8, 2009)

"The PG&E Plan: Trick the Voters and Make them Cry," by Sierra Club California (The Santa Lucian, San Luis Obispo, October, 2009)

"PG&E Wields Power" (Golden Gate XPress, October, 2009)

"Mirkarimi Warns Northern California Power Authority Against Monopoly-Protecting Ballot Initiative" (Fog City Journal - Sep 24, 2009)

"PG&E Initiative Clears Hurdle" (San Francisco Bay Guardian, Oct 27, 2009)

"Why PG&E's Monopoly Protection Ballot Initiative is a Bad Idea" (Pacific Sun, Sep 28, 2009)

"Stopping PG&E's Fraudulent Initiative" (TURN - The Utility Reform Network, Sep 22, 2009)

"PG&E Backs Measure to Tighten Grip on Cities" (San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 18, 2009)

"PG&E Fights Marin Power Push" (Contra Costa Times - Aug 5, 2009)

"Marin Voice: Energy Indendence for Marin" (Marin Independent Journal - Nov 22, 2009)

"Debate Over Marin Plan To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Heats Up" (Marin Independent Journal - Nov 18, 2009)

"Power Grab in Hot Tubistan:"San Francisco Chronicle article by Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Katherine Ellison (May 29, 2009)

 

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