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Two ways natural gas may be escaping at your meter

Two ways natural gas may be escaping at your meter

Natural gas is leaking – sometimes deliberately – from residential gas meters up and down the state of California. That surprise is buried in state documents, a review by inewsource has found. The leaks don’t mean you’re in danger of an explosion. But tiny amounts of natural gas escaping from gas meters not only cost you money, they can be ... Read More »

Electricity alone powers one quarter of U.S. homes

Electricity alone powers one quarter of U.S. homes

Recently we reported that for climate reasons, some environmental groups are starting to advocate for all-electric homes. Those are homes in which all the appliances including heaters, hot water heaters and stoves run on electricity, not natural gas. When it is burned, or particularly if it leaks out unburned, natural gas contributes to climate change. The electricity we get from ... Read More »

Nine local employers hit with Cal-OSHA’s highest fines in 2015

Nine local employers hit with Cal-OSHA’s highest fines in 2015

On March 3, 2015, a San Diego Gas & Electric employee stepped on to three plywood boards covering an underground vault while he inspected gas valves in Mission Valley. Then the boards gave way. The inspector fell 7 feet before crashing into valves and piping at the bottom of the concrete vault. He broke eight ribs. The accident could have ... Read More »