Conservation


February 6, 2014

PG&E Encourages Customers to Conserve Electricity as Grid Operator Issues Flex Alert

PG&E is urging customers to conserve electricity in response to a Flex Alert called for today from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. by the California Independent System Operator Corporation, which manages the state’s power grid. While Southern California power plants are currently the only ones impacted, statewide electricity and gas conservation will help ensure adequate energy supplies for Southern Californians.

March 1, 2013

PG&E Educates Ag Customers On Wildlife Protection and Energy Savings

PG&E partnered with Central Coast Vineyard Team to host Wildlife and Energy Workshops in Santa Maria and Paso Robles.

Next100 Creek
September 8, 2011

PG&E is Saving Water, Drop by Drop

In era of global warming and worsening droughts, utilities are not only expected to be leaders in energy efficiency. As freshwater supplies dwindle, they also must join with others to focus on water conservation.

Photo of coal plant courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
September 7, 2011

Water: The New Oil

By Jonathan Marshall

As the Earth warms and the world’s population grows, competition for dwindling supplies of fresh water will intensify. As the biggest industrial user of water, the energy sector can either fight to maintain its share, or learn to conserve.

August 11, 2011

Save the Condors

In what just might be one of the largest utility company efforts to protect an endangered species, PG&E will soon begin a $4.2 million project to reroute high-voltage power lines underground in a remote area near Big Sur in Monterey County.

August 10, 2011

Save the Birds

With all the deadly threats to America’s birds posed by humans, it’s amazing we still see any of their soaring shapes or enjoy their musical chirps and tweets.…

June 23, 2011

Thirteen: A Lucky Number for Recycling

The folks who work on the 13th floor of PG&E’s main headquarters building in San Francisco apparently never got the memo about 13 being an unlucky number.

June 15, 2011

Energy Sprawl–or Hot Air?

Last week, noted renewable energy opponent Robert Bryce reignited an old claim against wind and solar power in a New York Times opinion column, complaining that they consume “vast amounts of natural resources—most notably, land.”

April 20, 2011

Rare Earth Elements: Crisis or Opportunity?

Long before we’re done in by a national debt crisis, peak oil or global warming, some doomsayers claim we’ll collapse from a shortage of so-called rare earth metals—17 scarce elements prized in high-tech applications, including magnets used in electric vehicles and wind turbines.

April 13, 2011

Sheep? In Chico?

Those passing by the hop fields of a Sierra Nevada brewery may be doing a double take at the sight of a herd of sheep grazing in an area known more for retail and light industry.

March 30, 2011

Are E-Books Greener?

Fed up with all the rain and cold, you plan to headed down south to a beach, with a copy of a new potboiler to keep you diverted. But feeling a little guilty about your carbon footprint, you’re wresting over whether it’s more environmentally correct to bring a hard copy or an e-reader version.

March 28, 2011

Don’t Kick This Ball

As the world warms, shortages of fresh water will loom as ever increasing challenge around the world.

March 10, 2011

Clean Air and Jobs Go Hand in Hand

It must take a thick skin and a lot of conviction to work at the Environmental Protection Agency these days.

February 22, 2011

The Great Makeover

There’s a big makeover going on near the town of Middletown, Calif.–and it’s a lot more than cosmetic.

February 8, 2011

The Fire This Time

Everyone’s talking about food these days—less about Michelin-rated restaurants than about shortages of grains like wheat and corn as world food prices hit new highs.

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