PG&E Bankruptcy: How We Got HerePG&E Bankruptcy: How We Got Here

KQED has been providing comprehensive coverage of the massive utility's ongoing woes, from fallout after the fatal San Bruno gas pipeline explosion of 2010 to the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in modern California history.

Pacific Gas and Electric filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2019, the company's second bankruptcy.

A PG&E utility truck passes by a house in smoke-filled air. A banner on the house says: 'God bless our troops and firefighters.'

PG&E Reaches $55 Million Deal to Avoid Criminal Charges in Counties Ravaged by Recent Wildfires

PG&E Agrees to Pay $55 Million to Settle Criminal Cases Related to Kincade, Dixie Fires

Cartoon: an angry man holding a PG&E bill with fees like, "wildfire liability fee and town-burning fee" yells, "these solar incentives are killing me!" The caption reads, "what no one said, ever (except PG&E)"

Everything Under the Sun ...

PG&E transmission line towers on the Caribou-Palermo line are seen adjacent to the Feather River in Butte County, near the spot where the Camp Fire began. In February, PG&E said it's "probable" that its equipment caused the blaze, the deadliest and most destructive in modern California history. Cal Fire investigators later confirmed that to be the case.

PG&E Exits Federal Probation Despite What Judge Calls Five-Year 'Crime Spree'

A firefighter stands in front of a fire in the forest holding a water hose.

Fire Officials Find PG&E at Fault for the Second-Largest Wildfire in California History

Cartoon: an annoyed judge is overshadowed by a hulking PG&E character who is tangled in power lines and fire debris. The PG&E character says, "don't be so hard on yourself, judge. I've learned a lot about safety..."

A Corporate Criminal Consoles the Judge

A jet air tanker flies over smoky hillside and power lines during 2019 Kincade Fire.

Frustrated With PG&E Denial of Wildfire Charges, Judge Raises Possibility of Extending Probation

Cartoon: half the sun is shrouded with a tarp as a PG&E spokesman tells a woman "trust us, it'll help low-income people," as a CPUC character holds a ladder. Houses with solar are in the background.

What Is More Equitable Than the Sun?

Power lines backlit by a bold orange sunset.

PG&E Shutoffs Are Still Affecting Thousands. When Can They Expect to Get Power Back?