Energy Savings

March 28, 2014

Energy Efficiency: Still the Best Value

In 2013, California budgeted 250 percent as much as the next biggest spender, New York, for customer-funded electric energy efficiency programs. That fact plus others, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog, shows the importance and the value of efficiency in the state.

March 25, 2014

Mercury News Offers Tips for Saving Energy, Cites PG&E Programs

A San Jose Mercury News columnist offers good tips for saving energy and money, including checking out resources from PG&E.

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February 13, 2014

At World Ag Expo in Tulare, PG&E Shows New Technology, Water and Energy Saving Programs

PG&E representatives — in an exhibit area larger than last year’s — recently reached out to a major segment of its customer base at the largest farm show in the world: The 47th annual World Ag Expo.

February 5, 2014

PG&E Helps City Save Money, Electricity on Lighting

PG&E representatives present energy rebate check to city leaders, just one of the benefits from newly-installed LED streetlights.

February 4, 2014

How PG&E Helps Unlock the Potential of Energy Efficiency

PG&E, along with other California utilities, is in the forefront of creative efforts overcome hidden financing barriers that discourage many customers from making sensible investments in energy-efficient technology that could save them money and benefit the environment.

January 23, 2014

PG&E Identifying Energy Improvements to Help State Water Agency Meet Governor’s Mandate

The Department of Water Resources uses a lot of energy as it manages and protects California’s water. Enter PG&E, which this month will present the agency with recommendations to save energy and money. The timing couldn’t be more ideal. Gov. Jerry Brown is requiring state agencies to reduce its energy usage 20 percent by 2018.

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January 16, 2014

Tony Earley: Energy Efficiency More Important Than Ever

PG&E delivers power to millions of people, but energy efficiency — which provides immediate cost savings for businesses and residential customers who use less energy — has become a vital part of the company’s operation. In Berkeley today, PG&E CEO and Chairman Tony Earley told a national energy efficiency group that saving energy is one of the best ways to counteract rising infrastructure costs while benefiting the environment.

January 2, 2014

Light Up the New Year with Energy-Efficient Bulbs

Starting on Jan. 1, the manufacture or importation of inefficient 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs has been halted. But, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, more efficient incandescents, CFLs and LEDs are available. They use less energy and pay for themselves in short order.

December 26, 2013

California Reaps the Energy Efficiency Dividend

What’s the cheapest source of electricity? Almost always it’s the kilowatt-hour of energy you save through better efficiency rather than buy. For Californians, the value of that lesson has been proven time and again over the past 40 years.

December 5, 2013

PG&E-Sponsored Workshop Shows Schools How to Use State Funds for Energy Efficiency

A Proposition 39 funding workshop, sponsored by PG&E and the Fresno County Office of Education and held this week, was designed to help teachers and administrators learn how to use state funding to make schools more energy efficient.

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December 4, 2013

Green Button Connect Gaining Momentum as More PG&E Customers Using Data to Save Energy

The momentum around Green Button Connect beta continues to grow as more PG&E customers are using it to monitor their energy usage. At the same time, the number of apps available is growing, too.

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November 15, 2013

Zero Net Energy House Benefits Homeowners, Environment

A Zero Net Energy house unveiled to the public represents a huge step forward for Central Valley homeowners. The premise is simple: The home will generate as much energy as it consumes.

October 22, 2013

PG&E Helps Customers Save Energy By Saving Water

Purifying, pumping and heating water accounts for 19 percent of California’s electricity consumption. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, PG&E and water utilities have programs to help customers save water — and energy.

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October 1, 2013

PG&E Helps Historic Gold Mine Museum Improve Its Lighting

There may have been a time when California’s largest, richest and longest operating gold mine didn’t have to worry about the cost of a light bulb. But today a nonprofit runs the old mine’s museum, which has to watch every penny. PG&E recently helped the Nevada County group purchase affordable energy-efficient lighting that’s saving money along with other unintended benefits.

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September 12, 2013

VIDEO: PG&E Unveils Chinese Bill to Help Non-English Speaking Customers Manage Energy Use

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, PG&E has unveiled a new monthly energy statement for Chinese-speaking customers in their native language. The change means independence for many seniors who until now have had to rely on others to read their bill to them.

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