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.
Growing Wireless Waste
Over recent years, unprecedented growth in the global wireless industry has led to a mountain of toxic electronic waste. The Electronics Takeback Coalition reports that three million tons of electronics are thrown out each year, but only 16 percent is recycled.
Drilling for Coal
On April 5, 29 coal miners died tragically at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine. Although the accident was one of the worst in recent history, government figures show that about as many miners die in the United States every year.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) may be changing the chemistry of the oceans and eroding coral reefs in the process.
The Incredible Edible House
They say there’s nothing new under the sun. Well, here’s proof.
From Calories to Kilowatts
Here at PG&E we measure energy in kilowatt-hours and therms. But there’s another kind of energy we can’t live without: calories. One big industry exists to make sure we get enough of them. Ironically, another big industry exists to make sure we don’t get too many.