NEXT100 provides an in-depth look at the intersection of the clean energy business and the environment. It focuses on trends in green technology, policy and the Earth’s climate that will most impact the energy industry and our customers over the next 100 years–PG&E’s second century in operation.
NEXT100 is written and edited by Jonathan Marshall, with contributions from colleagues at PG&E. Postings on NEXT100 represent the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of PG&E.
Climate Disruption: Turning the Threat Into an Opportunity
A major new study shows how entrepreneurial companies and corporate managers can turn one of the biggest challenges of them all — global climate disruption — into profit-making opportunities and constructive solutions.
Drivers: How to Fuel Up for Only $1.50 an ‘eGallon’
Driving an electric vehicle is like a trip back in time, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. That’s because the price of fuel — electricity — is comparable to what gasoline cost more than a decade ago.
PG&E Study Points the Way to More Energy-Efficient Computers
A study recently commissioned by PG&E’s Emerging Technologies Program suggests that new efficiency standards could slash energy consumption by computers in California by as much as 30 percent. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, that’s about equal to the output of a mid-sized power plant.
California: The Clean and Green State
California doesn’t just lead the nation in clean energy and technology, it dominates. That’s the take-away from a new report that tracks availability of clean electricity, number of energy-efficient buildings and green jobs, among others.
A (Lease) Offer from EV-Makers You Can’t Refuse
Faster than a speeding Tesla Model S, the cost of owning many electric vehicles (EVs) is plummeting thanks to exceptionally favorable new leasing terms. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, that means thousands of customers soon might get to enjoy the experience of driving clean, quiet, and peppy cars that charge up at home for just a few dollars, without ever again waiting in line at the gas station.