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.
Largest Battery Energy Storage System in California to Improve Electric Reliability for Customers
PG&E and the California Energy Commission unveiled the single largest battery energy storage system in the state. The pilot project in Silicon Valley will improve customers’ electric reliability and better balance the needs of California’s power grid during hot summer months when the demand for energy is greatest.
PG&E Ranks Among Cleanest U.S. Power Producers
A new national report on emissions from the top 100 U.S. power producers ranks PG&E as one of the cleanest generation sources in the country based on 2011 data. Jonathan Marshall shares the details in a NEXT100 blog item.
PG&E Helps You Save While You Shower
PG&E is now offering $200 rebates — up from $30 previously — to encourage consumers to buy efficient Energy Star-rated gas or electric water heaters.
Celebrate National Bike Month Every Month
In honor of National Bike Month, NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall applauds the growing number of bike-share programs around the United States.
Zero Net Energy Building Design Competition Begins
he third annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy building design has begun. It is sponsored by PG&E and the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter, in partnership with Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC).