Energy Efficiency


Retrofitting gyms with more energy efficient LED lighting is helping Napa Valley Unified School District save money. (Photo courtesy Napa Unified School District.)
September 26, 2017

PG&E Helps Napa Schools Boost Energy Efficiency

Since 2016, energy efficient upgrades at Napa Valley Unified School District have saved the district more than 95,000 kilowatt hours and nearly 800 therms of gas. The changes have also added up to rebates for the district totaling $48,800.

September 13, 2017

PG&E Takes Top Honors for Customer Initiatives, Programs

PG&E earned one gold award and two silvers in Chartwell’s 13th annual Best Practices Awards. The company will be recognized next month at the Customer Experience Conference in Phoenix.

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September 13, 2017

SF Giants, PG&E Illuminate AT&T Park with Hundreds of New Energy-Efficient LED Lights

The San Francisco Giants and PG&E celebrate another “green” milestone at AT&T Park. A recent lighting project resulted in a home run of energy savings for AT&T Park and the Giants. In partnership with PG&E, the ballpark recently upgraded more than 556 traditional light bulbs to new energy efficient LED lights.

September 8, 2017

PG&E Named Among Leading Companies for Sustainability

For the eighth time, PG&E Corporation has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which lists companies that lead their industries in corporate economic, environmental and social performance.

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August 15, 2017

With Help from PG&E, Wineries Uncork Energy Savings

PG&E is helping both boutique wineries with small production, and large wine producers, “crush” the harvest season by saving on energy costs. PG&E is offering free energy audits, cash incentives and customized programs during what can typically be an energy intensive time for wineries.

August 10, 2017

PG&E Helps Schools Boost Energy Efficiency as Students Head Back to Class

Some 385 elementary and secondary school districts in Northern and Central California received more than $39 million in rebates since 2016 with help from PG&E.

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August 9, 2017

PG&E’s 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report Shares Progress on Safety, Clean Energy, Other Goals

PG&E has released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s progress on strengthening public and workforce safety, addressing climate change, better serving customers and investing in local communities, among many other areas.

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July 31, 2017

PG&E Opens $10.3 Million in Funding for Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program

The $10.3 million in funding announced by PG&E will go toward the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program, which offers rebates for affordable solar energy to families in disadvantaged communities across Northern and Central California.

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July 25, 2017

During Sizzling Summer Heat, PG&E Reminds Customers of Savings Programs

With sweltering heat impacting much of PG&E’s service area, the company is highlighting four financial-assistance programs that customers can take advantage of during the hot summer months and throughout the year.

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July 11, 2017

PG&E Helps Bus Manufacturer Reduce Energy Costs

When Gillig moved into a new 700,000-square-foot building, the bus manufacturing company was concerned about its energy bill. However, after working with PG&E’s Savings By Design program, the company just received a sizeable rebate check following energy efficient upgrades.

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July 6, 2017

PG&E in Top Five, Leads California in Nationwide Energy Efficiency Scorecard

In this first ever Energy Efficiency Scorecard, PG&E ranked third in the country and led California as the top-placed utility in the state for energy efficiency.

June 22, 2017

PG&E Announces Seventh Annual Zero Net Energy Design Competition

PG&E and the American Institute of Architects, California Council today (June 22) announced the seventh annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy building designs. The competition is open for entries from students and professionals worldwide now through Jan. 30, 2018.

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June 7, 2017

Construction of Zero Net Energy Home Saves Money, Provides Long-term Benefits for Homeowners

California has set ambitious energy goals for all new homes to be built to a zero net energy (ZNE) standard by 2020. These homes are designed from the start to be super energy efficient and offset the energy they do consume through onsite renewable energy generation such as rooftop solar.

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May 31, 2017

Jackie Pfannenstiel, PG&E’s First Female Officer, Paved Way for Women Leaders

Jackie Pfannenstiel, who in 1987 became PG&E’s first female corporate officer and paved the way for other women to become leaders in the energy industry, has died. She played a key role in helping shape California policy that led to far greater energy conservation.

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May 23, 2017

Homeless Shelter Receives Much-Needed Energy Savings Assistance

As the largest facility of its kind in Santa Maria, Good Samaritan Shelter is used to lending a helping hand to those in need. But recently, the shelter was on the receiving end of assistance that could help it financially for years to come.

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