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.
Save Fuel by Driving Smart
A new study by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory quantifies the impact on fuel economy of various common vehicle accessories (such as cargo carriers) and conditions (such as low tire pressure or open windows). Even if you just aspire to save money and spare the environment by operating your car more efficiently, you should check out its findings.
No Good Fences for Global Air Pollution
The old adage “good fences make good neighbors” may still hold for New England towns, but not for the global environment. No fences can keep what goes out of a smokestack in one community from coming down to pollute another community hundreds or thousands of miles away.
Drive a Stake through Energy Vampires with Advanced Power Strips
Want to save energy? Invest a few bucks in a power strip — and use it — writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
Riding the Rails for Energy Storage
Energy storage continues to be a hot topic. According to Jonathan Marshall’s NEXT100 blog, a company is testing whether a train moving a heavy load up and down a hill could be a storage solution. PG&E continues look into various ways to store energy.
Conserving Water Must Start Now
As of April 1, nearly all of PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California was experiencing Extreme or Exceptional Drought. PG&E has been working to save water. Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog offers some tips how you can save water, too.