February 6, 2014
PG&E remains one of the cleanest electric utilities in the country, based on new figures made available by The Climate Registry, a non-profit registry of greenhouse gas emissions for North America. PG&E’s carbon dioxide emissions rate was approximately 30 percent below the California average and about one-third of the national utility average in 2012.
January 9, 2014
Americans are largely united behind renewable energy and clean transportation, according to a new national consumer survey by Navigant Research — especially solar and wind power, as Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog.
July 8, 2013
PG&E released a statement today from Tony Earley, chairman, CEO and president of the PG&E Corporation,commending the introduction of bipartisan legislation that recognized the need to address the nation’s management of used nuclear fuel.
March 15, 2013
PG&E employees from Diablo Canyon Power Plant met with staffers and elected officials in Washington, D.C., to discuss energy policy issues.
August 6, 2012
PG&E’s John Conway joined other industry leaders on the fact-finding trip to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. The trip was sponsored by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), whose mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability in the operation of nuclear electric generating plants. The Nuclear Energy Institute has now released INPO’s “Lessons Learned” Report on Fukushima..
June 28, 2012
San Luis Obispo County has received high marks for emergency preparedness, in large part because of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
June 25, 2012
Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s Unit 1 has returned to full power after a planning outage for refueling and maintenance.
April 2, 2012
A top PG&E executive will join other nuclear industry leaders in a two-week trip to Japan to learn more about the causes and lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident that followed a huge earthquake and tsunami last year.
March 9, 2012
There always has been — and will continue to be — an ongoing effort to maximize and improve safety at the plant located in San Luis Obispo County. PG&E has and continues to take the Fukushima accident seriously.
February 22, 2012
Ed Halpin, a 30-year veteran of the nuclear power industry, has been named senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at PG&E.
September 7, 2011
By Jonathan Marshall
As the Earth warms and the world’s population grows, competition for dwindling supplies of fresh water will intensify. As the biggest industrial user of water, the energy sector can either fight to maintain its share, or learn to conserve.
August 24, 2011
By Jonathan Marshall
All Americans should applaud the leadership shown by California and other states in promoting greener sources of energy at a time when signs of global climate change are becoming ever more ominous.
July 28, 2011
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Four large trucks were staged in a San Luis Obispo parking lot on Wednesday (July 27) afternoon as PG&E held live demonstrations of ground-vibrating trucks to be used to help further understand earthquake faults in San Luis Obispo County
July 27, 2011
PG&E provided live demonstrations Wednesday (July 27) of how ground-vibrating trucks will conduct advanced seismic tests later this year to gain a better understanding of earthquake faults near the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
July 22, 2011
PG&E presented its plans to the public on Thursday (July 21) for off-shore, three-dimensional seismic studies to further define the geophysical characteristics of the region off of the San Luis Obispo County coast.