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.
With PG&E Employee’s Help, Cities Vie for $5 Million Energy Efficiency Prize
U.S. cities are competing for a chance to win a $5 million energy efficiency contest.
Will Davis win the prize? Or will it be Danville, Berkeley, Fremont or Sunnyvale? Those are the cities in PG&E’s service area that are part of a Georgetown University contest.
PG&E Home Energy Reports Stimulate Big Customer Savings
PG&E customers who get Home Energy Reports saved 81.3 gigawatts hours of electricity and 2.77 million therms of gas in 2013, reports Jonathan Marshall in his Next100 blog.
New Report Details Economic Benefits of PG&E’s Energy Efficiency Programs
Energy efficiency efforts by PG&E not only save energy for residential and business customers, but they also help create jobs and have a large economic impact throughout the region. Research also shows that for every dollar associated with PG&E energy efficiency program supports another 80 cents in the economy.
How to Stop Flushing Away California’s Water
With help from PG&E and several other major energy utilities, California officials are working one solution to the state’s critical drought: new efficiency standards for toilets, urinals, and faucets, which could save billions of gallons of water — and hundreds of millions of dollars — each year.
PG&E Collaborates on UC Davis Campus Home That’s the Ultimate in Energy Savings
A zero-net-energy house on the UC Davis campus uses less than half the energy of a typical house of the same size. In fact, the house, sponsored by Honda and PG&E, generates more energy than it uses and is three times more water efficient, too.