Kate Galbraith · @KateGalbraith ☜ 14,317
Assistant business editor, @sfchronicle. Alum of @TexasTribune, @CALmatters, @nytimes, @TheEconomist. Co-author, The Great Texas Wind Rush.
RT @sfchronicle: Wanna smoke on a state beach? After Jan. 1, it’ll be prohibited in California. via @dustingardiner: https://t.co/HeNNeThJ…
RT @techchronicle: SF wants to buy PG&E's local infrastructure for $2.5 billion. Nope, says PG&E's CEO. From @thejdmorris: https://t.co/9a…
I'm the 4am-6am editor for the Chronicle's liveblog on the power outages today. Check it out! sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… And all our coverage of the blackouts -- my colleagues are doing an amazing job.
RT @thejdmorris: EXCLUSIVE: PG&E gas officials wined and dined with top customers in Sonoma County just before their colleagues cut power t…
Follow sfchronicle.com or our liveblog (which I ran from 4-6am today -- fun!) for the latest on the PG&E outages: sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl…
RT @techchronicle: The PG&E outages are rough with a baby. And for moms with frozen milk, it's a big scramble to save their stash. From @ma…
RT @TimothyORourke: ⚠️ PG&E Outage Resources ⚠️ ⚡️Address-searchable map: projects.sfchronicle.com/trackers/power… ⚡️Live updates: https://t.co/MMo45MezC…
RT @mgafni: PG&E has shut down your power & you've had to throw your spoiled food out. You own a restaurant forced to close due to #pgeshut…
RT @audreycoopersf: In SF when it gets to 71 degrees, people seem to go in the opposite direction and take it all off. https://t.co/qSqasQl…
Here's a weird problem with electric cars: You can't use your credit card for most chargers. California, eager for cleaner transportation, is adopting new rules to fix that: sfchronicle.com/business/artic… by @mallorymoench
RT @techchronicle: Deck the halls -- and windows! Gump's is back in San Francisco, less than a year after the >150-year-old store closed am…
Huge news for those who follow Juul: It's throwing in the towel on battling SF's vape sales ban. From our reporter @Cat_Ho, who closely follows Juul: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
Not even the new boss of Wells Fargo wants to move to San Francisco: sfchronicle.com/business/artic… @KathPender
RT @techchronicle: California’s Air Resources Board voted 7-4 Thursday to approve a controversial plan to fight the loss of tropical forest…
Facebook follows SFO in banning plastic water bottles at its new offices. It may be the biggest private employer to do so: sfchronicle.com/business/artic… @rolandlisf
RT @brittlynns: Concerned about climate change in the Bay Area? Highly recommend reading this Q&A: projects.sfchronicle.com/2019/climate-q… (S/O to @taylor…
RT @techchronicle: SFO construction is ending a week early, as crews find soil underneath runway is stable. That's good news for weekend tr…
RT @techchronicle: The Chronicle once called Chez Panisse’s Alice Waters “the doyenne of Gourmet Ghetto.” Now she tells @mallorymoench that…
@sfchronicle has launched a week of continuous limate change coverage, in conjunction with other media organizations. Follow along here: sfchronicle.com/climatechallen… #CoveringClimateNow
RT @techchronicle: Juul's CEO says it's "absolutely a possibility" that the company's products are connected to some vaping illnesses, beca…
I remember riding in T. Boone Pickens' private jet, with him up front watching Fox (especially riveted when it played his own wind-and-gas commercials). My only time in private jet. Me and a bunch of oilmen. He was nice enough to pick up the phone occasionally afterward, too.
RT @UTexasPress: .@KateGalbraith and Asher Price covered Texas energy titans like billionaire T. Boone Pickens in their book on how the oil…
RT @techchronicle: Juul's CEO visited the Chronicle today. Here's what he had to say on Trump's proposed e-cigarette flavor ban. From @Cat_…
RT @sfchronicle: Lawmakers have killed a bill that could have tripled the state’s rebate for drivers who buy electric or hydrogen fuel-cell…
RT @mallorymoench: Calling all @sfchronicle readers and #SanFrancisco travelers - what are your most pressing questions about #SFO runway c…
RT @techchronicle: Scoop from @thejdmorris: San Francisco's interest in a PG&E buyout is getting very serious: SF has offered to buy power…
RT @techchronicle: Traveling through SFO next month? Expect delays -- and check with your airline: sfchronicle.com/business/artic… by @rolandlisf
PG&E wants to raise rates by up to $30 a month -- something that's easy to lose sight of amid all the wrangling in Sacramento over wildfire compensation. Great piece from @thejdmorris that also overviews the rate-setting process: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: Remember the Great Scooter Invasion of 2018? Up to 27,500 could soon be back on San Francisco's streets. From @mallorymo…
RT @binajv: Well, this is exciting. Just heard The Optimist's Telescope was named a book of the month by @FinancialTimes even before it hit…
RT @techchronicle: SFO’s controversial ban on the sale of plastic water bottles draws mixed reactions, ⁦@meliarobin⁩ reports: https://t.co/…
RT @techchronicle: Berkeley may have been the first city to ban natural gas lines in new homes, but it probably won't be the last. From @el…
RT @techchronicle: Anyone want a rather tall piece of San Francisco? The Transamerica Pyramid is for sale for the first time. From @rolandl…
RT @techchronicle: .@thejdmorris is live from a bankruptcy courtroom, where questions of how to decide how much PG&E owes wildfire victims…
PG&E's planned power shutoffs are not popular in Sacramento, even though the goal is to prevent wildfires. sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: California keeps chipping away at its (non-wildfire) greenhouse gas emissions. But the transportation sector is proving…
Something I've thought for years and finally put to words: Silicon Valley and its problems -- crazy housing prices, traffic woes, etc -- bear an uncanny resemblance to the oil country of West Texas: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @meliarobin: As the El Paso shooter's manifesto spreads across the internet, I spoke to @alexstamos @persily @gwensnyderPHL on why criti…
RT @techchronicle: “Who’s going to work for your boring old bank when I can go work for Google?” As tech grows, San Francisco's once-mighty…
RT @russellgold: Looking forward to being @ClimateOne on Monday night in San Francisco, talking about renewables and my new book #Superpowe…
When you are sitting in an important meeting and realize your shirt is on inside out #momproblems #needsleep
Another Bay Area environmental first: SFO bans the sale of plastic water bottles. BYOB (or buy reusable ones there) sfchronicle.com/travel/article… From @gregrthomas & @byEduardoMedina
RT @techchronicle: Want to buy a plastic bottle of water while flying through SFO? Starting Aug 20, that won't be possible. There's a ban.…
RT @russellgold: Definitely a beach read! twitter.com/alhart25/statu…
Think San Francisco is expensive? The median home price in the Silicon Valley city of Atherton is a staggering $8.1 million. Amazing piece by @KathPender on by far the richest town in the Bay Area: sfchronicle.com/business/netwo…
RT @techchronicle: Car racing burns huge amounts of fuel over short distances. It's not exactly environmentally friendly. But one Californi…
RT @russellgold: Building new transmission to tap into renewable energy potential of country will be difficult, and made more difficult by…
RT @techchronicle: California has struck a deal with four major automakers to improve fuel emissions standards -- escalating the state’s st…
RT @techchronicle: More than 20 Bay Area localities have banned e-cigarettes or flavored tobacco in some form. Here's the definitive list.…
RT @russellgold: Bay Area twitter: I'll be at the Commonwealth Club with @JigarShahDC on Aug 5th @ 6:30 pm, talking about the energy transi…
RT @sfchronicle: Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new buildings. The ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. https:…
RT @sfchronicle: The National Parks Service announced Monday that several iconic landmarks in Yosemite will return to their original names.…
RT @techchronicle: Gov. Newsom just signed a huge, complex utility wildfire bill that lawmakers rushed through. Here's what it means for or…
RT @techchronicle: Gov. @GavinNewsom signs AB1054 into law, authorizing a $21 billion wildfire fund, @thejdmorris reports: https://t.co/gm…
Miscarriages are very common (I've had my share) -- and emotionally searing. Some Bay Area companies are offering paid leave to employees, both men and women, who have experienced losses. From @meliarobin: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: Apple Park may not match the $100 billion Great Mosque of Mecca. But it's still hyper-valuable. @rolandlisf got the scoo…
RT @techchronicle: A huge, complex bill to help California utilities bear their wildfire liabilities is racing through the Legislature at a…
RT @techchronicle: A California would let regulators increase a typical consumer’s rebate for an electric car to up to $7,500. @dustingardi…
RT @techchronicle: A major wildfire bill aimed at keeping California utilities afloat in a climate changed future has advanced in the legis…
RT @dustingardiner: 🚗🔌NEW: California bill could triple rebates for #electriccar buyers. Assemblyman @PhilTing wants to ramp up rebates an…
RT @sfchronicle: A huge wildfire bill backed by Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting its first hearing today. Here’s what’s in the bill, and who wo…
RT @sfchronicle: #BREAKING Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines ambitious plan to help PG&E deal with future wildfire liabilities — if the utility cl…
Two new energy/enviro books I'm excited about: Superpower, on a wind energy pioneer by the one & only @russellgold, and Fate of Food, an exploration of what we eat from environment/climate and tech perspective, by the awesome @littletrip
RT @littletrip: So good to see my dear old school buddy @KateGalbraith in SF. She had the best quote of the night: “I was watching you talk…
RT @techchronicle: Breaking: California's attorney general has signaled his intention to sue over Trump's Clean Power plant rollback: http…
RT @sfchronicle: Zero-emission vehicles are speeding out of showrooms, but the road ahead remains bumpy. via @KateGalbraith: https://t.co/…
RT @techchronicle: Tucked into California's $215 billion budget is enough money to study how to end gas car sales. From @dustingardiner: ht…
RT @russellgold: A couple years ago, I climbed a turbine. Liked the view. Wrote a book about it. simonandschuster.com/books/Superpow… https://t.co/bBj…
Planning to invest in an Opportunity Zone? @KathPender explains the nuts and bolts: sfchronicle.com/business/netwo…
In San Francisco, it's too hot to sleep -- and AC units and fans are selling out fast. From @meliarobin: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: As PG&E copes with wildfire fallout, its front-line workers have faced public hostility even as they lost bonuses and, i…
RT @techchronicle: As fire weather arrives, PG&E says it might shut off power this weekend in parts of Napa, Solano, Butte and other counti…
RT @techchronicle: A San Francisco supervisor says he doesn't want Juul in the city. "We're staying," says Juul's CEO, who talked to @sfchr…
A venture capitalist billionaire who's given more than $100 million to (already scandal-plagued) USC: Meet Mark Stevens, the Warriors minority owner who shoved Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sfchronicle.com/business/artic… by @SophiaKunthara
RT @techchronicle: Yes, there's a power plant in Oakland's Jack London Square. The county wants to shut it down and replace it with batteri…
The Half Dome cables, first installed 100 years ago by the Sierra Club, open tomorrow after a long, hard winter: sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl…
RT @techchronicle: San Francisco seems to be getting more serious about buying local PG&E electrical assets: It's hired a New York investme…
RT @techchronicle: Latest scoop on the PG&E beat from @thejdmorris: Top gas executive Jesus Soto has left the company. https://t.co/eF1DPW…
RT @techchronicle: Microphones should be heard and not seen. But for many people of color, that's not the case. That's why a Bay Area compa…
Electric catapults on aircraft carriers? Bad idea, says Trump: "We want to go with steam." arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20…
Move over, Freedom fries. Freedom gas is here. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20…
RT @techchronicle: California would feel huge impacts from Trump's Mexico tariffs. We export more to Mexico than any other state, and our i…
RT @thejdmorris: BREAKING: Michael Picker, the @californiapuc president, just announced he plans to retire this year. He said it could happ…
RT @techchronicle: "We’re a little isolated here": Glassdoor to move its headquarters from Mill Valley to San Francisco. @rolandlisf report…
RT @sfchronicle: Growth projections collide with SF’s goal of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. via @RachelSwan & @jilltucker: https://t.…
RT @techchronicle: Why the trade war has one California garlic grower breathing easier. From @SophiaKunthara: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
My new favorite quote, from Thaddeus Stevens: "Men in pursuit of justice must never despair."
RT @demianbulwa: This is great from @steverubesf and @kevinchron, and stay for the video of Rube reading Shakespeare's Sonnet 55 ... 'Magi…
RT @audreycoopersf: I’m thrilled to announce this new feature — you, our readers, tell us what you want us to cover. There are a million st…
RT @techchronicle: PG&E caused the deadly Camp Fire that killed dozens of people and destroyed the town of Paradise, California's fire agen…
RT @sfchronicle: Gray whales are dying in disturbing numbers along the coast of San Francisco because of a lack of food in the ecosystem, e…
Uber ends up worth less as a public company than when it was private, @CSaid reports: sfchronicle.com/business/artic…
RT @techchronicle: Scoop: San Mateo's famed Maker Faire is in trouble. Next week's event could be its last. From @SophiaKunthara: https://t…
RT @techchronicle: Nearly six months after the Camp Fire ravaged the California town of Paradise, a federal judge has ordered PG&E's board…
RT @techchronicle: The battle for San Francisco's soul: City leaders, who once dangled incentives, seek to tax tech amid the IPO boom https…
RT @meliarobin: My latest for @sfchronicle looks at the people and companies working to make California's Emerald Triangle an all-around cu…
 
 
 
 
 
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