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.
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.
E-Cycling: 620 Million Pounds and Counting
Companies such as PG&E are paying attention to e-waste, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. That’s good because Americans generate enough e-waste each year to fill five NFL stadiums.
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.