Posted on December 28, 2016

Year in Review: PG&E Reaffirms Its Clean Energy Resolve

By David Kligman

PG&E continued its commitment this past year to sharply reduce carbon emissions, something the energy company has long touted and in keeping with California’s clean energy goals.

The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved PG&E’s plan to partner with EV charging companies to install 7,500 charging stations across Northern and Central California.

In 2016, PG&E laid the groundwork for more electric vehicle charging stations and expanded customers’ options for solar power, among many successes.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to California’s clean energy goals, more inspired than ever by the urgency of that work, and optimistic about our ability to make a difference,”  Geisha Williams, PG&E president, Electric, said in a recent opinion column.

She added that California has set clear targets regarding clean energy and carbon emissions, which PG&E supports and is working hard to meet.

These are just some of PG&E’s many clean energy and environmental highlights:

  • In February, PG&E launched its Solar Choice program, extending the option for 100 percent solar power to customers who are not planning to install rooftop solar panels. Customers can purchase half or all of their electric power from solar energy locally sourced in Northern and Central California. In December, Hercules in Contra Costa County became the first city to adopt the program.
  • Newsweek ranked PG&E as the nation’s greenest energy company in one of the most recognized global measures of corporate environmental performance. PG&E placed 15 overall and first among electric and natural gas utilities in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings of the 500-largest publicly traded companies in the United States.

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