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 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.
How PG&E Turns on Energy Savings for Building Owners and Tenants
Since 2006, PG&E has provided more than $500 million in energy efficiency program rebates to commercial businesses, helping them save more than 5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and 49 million therms of natural gas.As Jonathan Marshall writes in his Next100 blog, PG&E’s relationship with building owners and managers continues to result in saving both money and energy.
Santa Rita Jail and PG&E Partner for a Smarter Grid
Since the 1990s, with funding and technical support from PG&E, the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County cut its energy consumption and saved the county money.