February 13, 2014
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 representatives present energy rebate check to city leaders, just one of the benefits from newly-installed LED streetlights.
February 4, 2014
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
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.
January 16, 2014
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
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
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
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.
November 15, 2013
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
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.
October 1, 2013
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.
September 12, 2013
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.
September 6, 2013
Chalk one up for the California Energy Commission: It was part of a multi-state coalition that reached a little-noticed settlement last month with the U.S. Department of Energy to update overdue federal energy efficiency standards on several commercial products. Businesses and consumers will save some $3.8 billion a year by 2035 on their energy bills.
August 21, 2013
Both the Kern County Farm Bureau and PG&E felt that farmers would benefit from knowing more about their energy usage, bills and available efficiency programs. So, for the past few months, PG&E representatives have come to the bureau with laptops in tow.