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.
How Far Will Your Tires Roll on a Gallon of Gas?
The European Union now mandates labeling on all car tires to help consumers gauge their impact on fuel efficiency. It’s a program the United States might profit from as well, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
California’s Wine Industry Needs a Climate Spritzer
If you’re a would-be maker of fine wines, it may soon be time to set your sights on Idaho and leave California behind, according to a new study highlighting yet another downside of climate disruption.
When 9.9 Miles to the Gallon is a Big Deal
Truck maker Peterbilt and engine maker Cummins are reporting fuel economy gains. That’s a big deal, says Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog, as freight trucks are responsible for about 22 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U. S. transport sector.
Electricity: Time to Raise the Nation’s Grade
America’s infrastructure needs a significant upgrade. That’s according to a report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. As PG&E Chairman Tony Earley and Edwin Hill, International President of the IBEW, argued in a recent commentary, upgrading the nation’s electrical infrastructure will be critical to achieving the nation’s “longer-term energy sustainability and security goals.”
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.