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.
I’m a Failure at Energy Efficiency
I just learned from Microsoft that I’m a failure at energy efficiency. That wasn’t the answer I expected, or hoped to hear, when I logged onto the company’s…
All Charged Up and Ready to Go
For those who still consider electric vehicles as a short-range technology unready for prime time, a trip to a fast-food restaurant in Vacaville might change that thinking.
The Hidden Recycling Gap
Recycling newspapers and plastic bottles is all fine and good, but what the world really needs is more intensive recycling of rare specialty metals that have become critical to the electronics and clean tech industries, according to a new report sponsored by the United Nations.
A report released by the National Research Council suggests the longer we wait to begin making a drastic reduction in carbon emissions, the harder and more expensive it will be.
The “New” Solar
By now, most of us know that putting solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on our roofs can be a great way to lower bills and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But, many don’t know about a more economical way to go solar — solar water heating.