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.
PG&E’s Energy-Saving Programs Help Fight California’s Drought
As California struggles to cope with one of the worst droughts in recorded history, PG&E’s energy efficiency programs are helping to save vast amounts of water as well as energy, sparing the state’s environment along with customer wallets.
PG&E Launches Employee Vehicle Charging Pilot Program
In keeping with its strong support for clean transportation, PG&E is giving employees an opportunity to charge plug-in electric vehicles at selected company locations in Northern and Central California. Employees will pay market rates for electricity through personal accounts.
PG&E Recycles a Mountain of Metals
Last year, PG&E recycled about 25 million pounds of metal — copper, aluminum, iron, stainless steel, and other types. That’s equal to the weight of about 9,000 Toyota Corollas, writes Jonathan Marshall in his Next100 blog.
Power to the Pollinators
Behind the scenes, PG&E is playing a key role in demonstrating and mobilizing business support for a new “federal strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators” announced by the White House on Friday, June 20.
PG&E’s Demand Response Programs Help Spare the Grid — and the Air — This Summer
PG&E’s “demand response” programs offer customers an incentive, such as a discount on their regular electric rates, to cut back their demand on request, sparing the power grid and the air when most needed.