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.
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).
Electric Vehicle Sales Lift Off
Sales of pure electric vehicles are showing steady growth, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. That’s good for the future of clean transportation.
Straws in the Ocean: On Desalination, Water and Climate Change
Many California cities are considering desalination to create fresh water, but cost and climate-change issues are in play, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
Know Your Energy Usage — And Save Money
Research shows that households outfitted with in-home displays showing their energy usage are far more responsive than their peers to temporary price increases that discourage consumption during periods of peak demand. In his NEXT100 blog, Jonathan Marshall also writes about how PG&E is working with customers as they install in-home energy displays.
Hybrid Cars: Running on Spin and Air?
Hybrid cars continue to gain popularity. But, surprisingly, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog, battery-based hybrids may face competition from exotic variants using flywheels or compressed air to store energy and increase fuel efficiency.