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.
California Still Tops in Renewable Energy Rankings
California held onto its No. 1 spot in Ernst & Young’s “United States renewable energy attractiveness indices” for 2012. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, the state ranked first in all renewables, solar and geothermal, and second in biomass and “infrastructure” (a measure of grid connectivity and state mandates for renewable energy).
Drive Efficiently — and Save Gas
Driving efficiently — including keeping tires properly inflated, avoiding sudden starts and stops, and slowing down — can save fuel and money, writes Jonathan Marshall in this NEXT100 blog.
It’s Still a Fossil-Fueled World Despite Record Wind Generation
Last year was another record year for the wind generation industry in the United States. But In California it takes a long time to replace the technologies of the past with those of the future.
Let Your SmartPhone Find a Home for Your Leftovers
Want to find a more deserving home for your leftover pizza than the garbage can? Or perhaps you have a powerful hankering to consume some half-congealed kung pao chicken? Either way, there’s an app for you coming soon.
Energy Efficiency Standards: Even Better in Hindsight
A new study shows that energy efficiency mandates for appliances haven’t resulted in higher prices for consumers, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.