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Written by: Dustin Gardiner / SF Chronicle
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SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Scott Wiener says efforts to restructure Pacific Gas and Electric Co. must include an option to turn the embattled, investor-owned utility into a public entity.
Wiener said he plans to introduce a bill in the Legislature early next year that would require PG&E to become a government-owned utility, though he said details of the proposal are “still very preliminary.”
“PG&E’s current model doesn’t work,” Wiener, D-San Francisco, told The Chronicle on Tuesday. “This company has been irresponsibly run for a long time, and it’s time to refocus it.”