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.
Back to the Future with CO2
Carbon dioxide — an unwelcome greenhouse gas pollutant — is starting to be used in a beneficial way, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
Check Out PG&E’s Business Energy Checkup Tool
PG&E’s small- and medium-sized business customers now have a powerful new online tool to help them manage energy use and save money. Called the Business Energy Checkup, it offers a richly detailed, self-guided assessment of potential energy-saving opportunities, the next best thing to an on-premise expert audit.
ACEEE Honors PG&E’s Energy-Efficiency Programs
PG&E’s energy-efficiency programs have taken top honors in a national listing of “exemplary” programs announced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a leading national organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.
Superthin, Superstrong, Superflexible . . . It’s Graphene
NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall continues to be fascinated with the potential of a super-substance known as graphene. Just one carbon atom thick, it’s stronger and stiffer than steel. It’s also the best electrical conductor at room temperature and the best thermal conductor.
Energy Storage: Is it Really the ‘Holy Grail’?
As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, options abound when it comes to the future path of energy storage. Technologies such as pumped storage, compressed air, concentrated solar using molten salt and a variety of batteries are just a few of those being tested or considered.