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 Helps California Set New Solar Record
As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, California passed 3,000 megawatts of utility-scale solar production last week.
Clean Energy Poll: And the Winner is . . .
Americans are largely united behind renewable energy and clean transportation, according to a new national consumer survey by Navigant Research — especially solar and wind power, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog.
How NASA May Help PG&E Measure the Snowpack
Measuring snowpack is vitally important to California. That’s why the new Airborne Snow Observatory, a collaboration of NASA and the state Department of Water Resource that uses weekly flights and remote sensing to measure snow depth and density, is of interest, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. PG&E, which has helped measure the snowpack for decades, is watching this aerial technology.
Light Up the New Year with Energy-Efficient Bulbs
Starting on Jan. 1, the manufacture or importation of inefficient 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs has been halted. But, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, more efficient incandescents, CFLs and LEDs are available. They use less energy and pay for themselves in short order.
California Reaps the Energy Efficiency Dividend
What’s the cheapest source of electricity? Almost always it’s the kilowatt-hour of energy you save through better efficiency rather than buy. For Californians, the value of that lesson has been proven time and again over the past 40 years.