Energy Savings

September 19, 2014

Proposed Commercial Air Conditioning Standards Would Save Businesses Billions

PG&E supports a U.S. Department of Energy proposal for new efficiency standards that would cut commercial rooftop air conditioner energy use by about 30 percent, saving businesses billions of dollars.

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September 16, 2014

Gas Stations Get a Hand with Energy-Saving Lighting Upgrades

A longtime gas distributor upgraded the lighting at its Northern California service stations and warehouses. The result was dramatic, saving the company $68,000 a year in energy costs. Perhaps even more surprising was how much the company paid for the lighting and labor. Exactly nothing, thanks to PG&E’s special financing for energy-saving projects.

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July 24, 2014

PG&E Recognized by Ceres, Clean Edge for Clean Electricity, Energy Efficiency Success

PG&E is ranked as a top utility for delivering clean electricity to its customers and implementing effective energy efficiency programs, according to a report released today (July 24) by Ceres, a leading environmental sustainability advocacy organization. Clean-tech sector research and advisory firm Clean Edge co-produced the report.

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July 22, 2014

PG&E’s Energy-Saving Programs Help Fight California’s Drought

As California struggles to cope with one of the worst droughts in recorded history, PG&E’s energy efficiency programs are helping to save vast amounts of water as well as energy, sparing the state’s environment along with customer wallets.

July 3, 2014

PG&E Energy Savings Program Makes for Cool Customers

Some families in warmest areas can’t always afford home improvements designed to save energy and turn to the Energy Savings Assistance program for help.

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July 1, 2014

PG&E Provides Low-cost and No-cost Summer Energy Saving Tips

From ceiling fans to weather stripping, homeowners can take simple steps to keep energy usage in check as this video story shows.

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May 21, 2014

With PG&E Employee’s Help, Cities Vie for $5 Million Energy Efficiency Prize

U.S. cities are competing for a chance to win a $5 million energy efficiency contest.
Will Davis win the prize? Or will it be Danville, Berkeley, Fremont or Sunnyvale? Those are the cities in PG&E’s service area that are part of a Georgetown University contest.

May 14, 2014

PG&E Home Energy Reports Stimulate Big Customer Savings

PG&E customers who get Home Energy Reports saved 81.3 gigawatts hours of electricity and 2.77 million therms of gas in 2013, reports Jonathan Marshall in his Next100 blog.

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May 1, 2014

PG&E Collaborates on UC Davis Campus Home That’s the Ultimate in Energy Savings

A zero-net-energy house on the UC Davis campus uses less than half the energy of a typical house of the same size. In fact, the house, sponsored by Honda and PG&E, generates more energy than it uses and is three times more water efficient, too.

April 23, 2014

Nation’s Energy Leaders Discuss Energy-Efficient Future

Energy, utility and government agencies from across the nation shared ideas on the future of energy efficiency at an event in San Francisco.

April 22, 2014

Cañada College Celebrates New Solar Project

Community college will use the state’s Prop. 39 funding to add solar installation in the effort to become more energy efficient.

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.

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