Energy Savings


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September 1, 2016

PG&E Helps Schools Reduce Energy, Put Money Back into Classrooms

Since 2010, PG&E has partnered with California schools on energy efficiency projects and achieved some big-time results. Bakersfield City School District, together with other districts, helped save enough energy to power nearly 26,000 homes and remove 43,000 cars from the road per year.

August 22, 2016

CARE-Eligible Customers Missing Big Savings

PG&E’s CARE program gives income-qualified households deep discounts on energy bills, but many customers aren’t taking advantage. These counties have the most eligible customers not enrolled.

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August 16, 2016

Office Workers Get Sweet Treats for Being Energy Efficient

Wrapped in perfect packages, sweet surprises are hitting hundreds of workstations at the 345 California St. building in San Francisco. Candy drops are happening at random to reward tenants for powering down workstations before clocking out.

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July 27, 2016

Retiring PG&E Employee Reflects on Career Helping Farms that Provide Californians with Bounty of Produce

Jose Rios picked produce in the fields as a teenager, so he knows firsthand the grueling life of a farmworker. As a PG&E employee, he has worked for years helping farmers with their needs and to be energy efficient. He was set to retire this year, but decided to wait just a bit for a very important reason.

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July 21, 2016

Cisco Saves Big with Energy Efficiency Projects

Cisco is one of the biggest technology companies in Silicon Valley. The company, which provides network and data center solutions and services, also uses a lot of energy. Enter PG&E, which collaborated with the company on some big-time energy savings.

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July 14, 2016

PG&E Honored for 150 Years of Supporting California Agriculture

Celebrating the past and looking to the future in farming, food and fun is a key component of the California State Fair. PG&E was honored for that same level of commitment for the past 150 years to California’s agriculture sector, and this week was inducted into the California Agricultural Heritage Club.

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July 14, 2016

With PG&E’s Help, Supermarket Reduces Energy Waste, Improves Customer Shopping Experience

The Save Mart grocery store in this San Joaquin County city is massive, with aisles of fresh, frozen, boxed and canned food. While shoppers appreciate a roomy grocery store with a wide selection of products, many may not realize the tremendous amount of energy necessary to power those stores. Enter PG&E, which has not only helped the grocery store save money but also improved the shopping experience.

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June 22, 2016

VIDEO: PG&E, Energy Department Collaborate to Extend Clean Energy Lessons to International Teachers

A group of international instructors who teach science, technology, engineering and math gathered at PG&E’s Energy Training Center. They toured a zero net energy-designed home and saw firsthand a building that produces as much energy as it uses. As this video shows, it’s a lesson in energy efficiency they can take back to their students.

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June 20, 2016

PG&E Helping Make Zero Net Energy the Norm

By 2020, all new homes built in California need to be zero net energy buildings. This means that a house will produce as much energy as it uses over a year through energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy generation like solar. One company has built a prototype home in Brentwood with the help of PG&E.

May 9, 2016

Infographic: Energy Savings: Lodging

Since 2010, pg&e has partnered with 2,772 hotels on projects with big-time results.

April 15, 2016

PG&E’s Step Up and Power Down Kicks off Earth Day Month Celebration

More than 400 residents took part in the event, designed to kick off Earth Day celebrations this month. In addition to food and craft exhibits, those in attendance learned how to save on their energy bills.

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April 12, 2016

Largest West Coast Hotel Partners with PG&E to Save Energy, Money

A lot has changed since Brian Mork began working for the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco 28 years ago. Back then, energy efficiency wasn’t exactly top of mind. But it is today. PG&E recently helped the massive hotel save nearly $245,000 in energy costs. For hotels, the savings also benefit customers and the environment.

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March 9, 2016

PG&E’s Collard Relies on Entrepreneurial Spirit to Help Business Customers Save Energy

Jaime Collard, featured in PG&E’s TV ad campaign, can certainly relate to the businesses she helps save energy and money as a customer relationship manager in Sacramento. Her appreciation for the hard work it takes to run a business began as a child helping out at her family’s Chinese restaurant.

February 12, 2016

PG&E Stresses Safety, Savings at 2016 World Ag Expo

About 40,000 visitors at the World Ag Expo — the world’s largest ag-industry gathering — stopped by PG&E’s exhibit area during the three-day event in the heart of the Central San Joaquin Valley.

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