Clean Energy


September 3, 2015

From So Last Century to So This Century

When the National Academy of Engineering was asked to pick the greatest engineering feat of the 20th century, they chose the electric grid. And for good reason, writes PG&E’s Tony Earley.

August 28, 2015

What’s the Cleanest Energy? (You’ll be Surprised)

If someone asked you to name the cleanest type of energy on the planet, what would you pick? Nuclear? Solar? Wind? Hydropower? Thermal power from beneath the ground? Actually, the answer is none of the above.

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August 27, 2015

PG&E’s Voice in the Growing Refrain on Climate Change

This week, President Obama spoke at the National Clean Energy Summit, touting his administration’s landmark Clean Power Plan released this month. The world is abuzz about energy, and given PG&E’s deep experience with clean energy issues, we have a leading voice in the conversation, PG&E’s Tim Fitzpatrick writes.

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August 18, 2015

PG&E Calls for Proposals from Local Solar Developers for New Community Solar Program in 2016

PG&E’s new Community Solar Choice program will expand solar access to residential and commercial customers. It’s part of the utility’s ongoing commitment to support the growth of solar and will help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their electricity usage.

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August 12, 2015

PG&E Officials See Solar Habitat Funding Making a Difference

Abel and Margarita Medina own a home built by Habitat for Humanity and will soon receive rooftop solar thanks to support from PG&E. They met with PG&E officials and talked about how solar will help them save money.

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August 4, 2015

Clean Energy Reforms Need to Be Smart

California’s energy supply is cleaner and more diverse than ever. We lead the nation in rooftop solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.Yet the energy policies and technologies that brought us this far won’t get us where we need to go next, PG&E’s Tony Earley writes in the San Jose Mercury News.

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July 23, 2015

PG&E Commits $1 Million to Solar-Powered Habitat for Humanity Homes

The Solar Habitat Program supports 18 local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and will provide solar power on 79 homes throughout Northern and Central California. For 10 years, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has provided more than $9.6 million to help meet the housing needs of deserving families.

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July 21, 2015

PG&E Surpasses 10,000 Solar Customers in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Jose

PG&E is celebrating the connection of 10,000 solar customers each in three of California’s largest cities — Bakersfield, Fresno and San Jose — as part of PG&E’s milestone of connecting the 175,000th solar customer to its electric grid. It’s clear: California residents are blazing a trail for solar adoption supporting a clean energy future.

June 25, 2015

What Will the Future of Energy Look Like? (Hint: It’s the Color of Kermit the Frog)

If we’re doing our jobs right in the utility industry, customers don’t notice us much. The lights stay on, the gas keeps flowing, and people continue to live comfortably. But behind the scenes, a lot of strategizing and prognosticating is going on as PG&E leader Elisabeth Brinton shared at this week’s Grid Edge Live.

June 15, 2015

PG&E CEO Explains Why He is Charged Up about the Utility Industry

For an in-depth look at where PG&E stands on a host of timely topics, I invite you to check out a Q&A with Chairman and CEO Tony Earley in the recent issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly, a magazine covering the utility industry.

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May 4, 2015

VIDEO: At Annual Meeting, PG&E Pledges Continued Investment in Safe, Reliable, Affordable and Clean Energy

PG&E is continuing its progress on improving the safety and reliability of its service, as well as on efforts to keep its bills affordable and to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for California, the company said today at its annual shareholders meeting.

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March 27, 2015

At Wall Street Journal Conference, CEO Earley Sees ‘Great Opportunity’ in Building the Utility of the Future

At a conference sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said that utilities are focused on building a 21st-century infrastructure that not only maximizes the benefits of emerging energy technologies for customers, but also allows meaningful progress on environmental goals, fuels economic growth and ensures the continued safety, reliability and affordability of electricity and natural gas.

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March 10, 2015

Clean Energy Was PG&E’s Message at the 2015 Lunar New Year Parade

PG&E employees handed out 5,000 pinwheels — as a sign of good luck and a nod to the company’s dedication to clean energy — at the 2015 Southwest Airlines Lunar New Year Parade in San Francisco on Saturday.

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February 9, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Proposes Major Build-Out of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PG&E has asked state regulators for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California. If approved, this program would be the largest deployment of EV charging stations in the country.

January 30, 2015

PG&E Cuts Carbon Emissions with Clean Energy

In our ongoing effort to provide cleaner energy for its customers, PG&E has reduced the carbon emissions from its delivered electricity to one of the lowest levels on record.

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