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 firefighter in a forest fire

PG&E Says It's Under Investigation for Starting Mosquito Fire in Sierra Nevada

A bright white starburst of sun shines in a pale blue sky through dozens of electricity lines. Electrical towers line the bare ground. A man, backlit by the sun and appearing as a silhouette, walks in front of the towers, toward the right of the image.

Grid Operators Again Call for Energy Conservation to Avoid Rolling Blackouts

The rounded towers of a nuclear power plant sit at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the center right of the image. Multiple buildings border the plant and sit to the left of the towers. In the foreground are rolling brown hills with scrub brush and dry grasses, with curving roads along them, and electricity towers perched in various locations. In the center of the image are two turquoise pools. The ocean in the top of the image is steel blue.

Decision on Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Could Be Postponed

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Facility

Amid Grid and Climate Challenges, Newsom Moves to Keep Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Open

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