November 26, 2013
Access to affordable raw materials remains a key step for future clean technology gains. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, some innovative projects funded by the DOE are working to make that happen.
November 7, 2013
PG&E has concluded the final year of a four-year hydroelectric safety and reliability project in Placer and Nevada counties. As this Currents video story shows, the work involved removing hazard trees from 3,200 acres of PG&E-owned land in the Sierra Nevada.
October 17, 2013
Today is the first-ever National Bioenergy Day. Here are five questions on bioenergy and how PG&E uses this clean-energy source.
October 1, 2013
Solar is sexy, but when energy professionals were polled recently about “which clean technology will have the biggest impact over the next five years,” more than 40 percent pointed to energy efficiency and demand management.That no surprise to PG&E, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
September 30, 2013
With two planned maintenance and refueling outages scheduled at Diablo Canyon Power Plant in 2014, PG&E is again looking to hire workers to support these projects. Opportunities for outage work and full-time jobs at PG&E, as well as how local companies can do business with the utility, will be available at an information fair at the PG&E Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo on Friday (Oct. 4).
September 24, 2013
California installed more than 521 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity from April through June of this year, a quarterly record for any state and 53 percent of all new PV added in the United States for that period. And, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, every major California solar project mentioned in a news release is now selling power to PG&E and its customers under long-term contracts.
June 6, 2013
California doesn’t just lead the nation in clean energy and technology, it dominates. That’s the take-away from a new report that tracks availability of clean electricity, number of energy-efficient buildings and green jobs, among others.
April 19, 2013
The U.S. military has taken aggressive steps to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels — a smart move given that it is the world’s biggest consumer of energy and oil. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, the U.S. Army recently installed its largest solar power facility, at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, which will help it save nearly a million dollars a year.
April 18, 2013
PG&E, working closely with its customers and developers, connected 805 megawatts of new solar electric power generation to the energy grid last year, a milestone that earned the company top honors from the Solar Energy Power Association as the electric utility that led the nation in the amount of solar added in 2012.
April 12, 2013
PG&E has reached an agreement with a diverse group of consumer groups and other organizations to enhance its proposed “Green Option” to give electric customers an opportunity to support 100 percent renewable energy.
March 4, 2013
“The Green Room with John Holden,” which aired on Fox Business Channel on March 2, put PG&E’s clean-energy portfolio in the spotlight. And PG&E executive John Conway gave viewers an inside tour of the Helms Pumped Storage Plant, a unique hydro project in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
February 28, 2013
This Saturday morning, on the Fox Business Channel, “The Green Room” will do a segment on PG&E’s clean-energy portfolio. PG&E’s John Conway is interviewed and viewers will get a tour of the Helms Pumped Storage facility.
February 5, 2013
As NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall writes, departing Energy Secretary Steven Chu leaves a legacy of insisting that policy be based on “the unbiased truth” of science.
December 20, 2012
California’s investor-owned utilities, including PG&E, will work in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to help create computer models to research and plan the state’s clean-energy future.
October 19, 2012
PG&E customers can drive electric vehicles (EVs) with the greenest of consciences, knowing that the power they draw comes from some of the cleanest sources in the nation. But, as NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall writes, residents of much of the rest of the country face a much more ambiguous choice when it comes to selecting a clean vehicle.