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February 9, 2016

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: How to Break Down Barriers for Mutual Gain

In her new LinkedIn Influencer blog post, PG&E Chief Information Officer Karen Austin discusses how sharing knowledge and information is the best way to break down barriers at work. She says the partnerships aren’t always obvious, and frequently require extra effort, but they almost always yield mutual benefits.

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February 3, 2016

Customers Can Now Go 100 Percent Solar with PG&E’s Solar Choice Program

PG&E has launched PG&E’s Solar Choice program, extending the option for 100 percent solar power to customers who are not planning to install rooftop solar panels.

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December 30, 2015

Year in Review: PG&E Responds to Wildfires, Highlights Safe Digging at New York Stock Exchange and More

As 2015 comes to an end, Currents looks back at some of the PG&E stories we’ve covered over the year — from the massive response to major wildfires to calling attention to safe digging practices at the New York Stock Exchange.

December 15, 2015

PG&E Says CPUC Must Do More to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Solar

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) must do more to ensure that rooftop solar can continue to grow as a clean energy resource for Californians for years to come, PG&E said today (Dec. 15).

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December 14, 2015

How Rooftop Solar Homeowners Can Prepare for El Niño

What do you do if you’re one of PG&E’s 200,000 solar customers and you’re worried about protecting your rooftop panels during El Niño weather this winter, including high wind, hail and heavy rain? PG&E’s Tim Fitzpatrick explains.

December 5, 2015

Paris ‘Action Day’: PG&E Chooses 100 Percent Solar Power for its Nearly 100 Operations Service Centers

All of PG&E’s operations service centers — nearly 100 facilities in Northern and Central California — will be 100 percent powered by solar energy through the utility’s Solar Choice program. The announcement is in support of “Action Day,” connected to the global climate talks in Paris.

December 2, 2015

PG&E Makes it Easy for Customers Considering Rooftop Solar

As solar adoption increases, it’s more important than ever for customers to know the right things to ask and research when considering solar. PG&E offers four tips to help customers get started.

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November 6, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Building a Grid of Things

The utility coined the term the Grid of Things for how it is connecting millions of customers and their devices to the grid to create new value and new services to meet their energy needs. It will serve as the platform for integrating and optimizing all of the new energy technologies California’s future will require.

November 5, 2015

PG&E Takes Part in Kern County Energy Summit

More than 400 energy industry leaders gathered this week in oil-rich Kern County to discuss everything from solar and wind energy to natural gas and nuclear energy. PG&E’s Tom Jones spoke about Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

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October 16, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Releases 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

PG&E has released its 2015 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, outlining its progress in safety, community involvement, environmental performance and customer energy solutions, among other measures.

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October 13, 2015

PG&E Leads the Nation with 200,000 Solar Customers

PG&E has connected 200,000 solar customers, accounting for one in every four rooftop solar households in America. And PG&E is among the fastest in the nation at connecting solar customers to the grid with an average of a five day turnaround.

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October 7, 2015

PG&E Stands with Lawmakers as Governor Signs Landmark Climate Change Legislation

The newly-signed Senate Bill 350 will have far-reaching implications on climate change and will further position California to lead the nation in clean energy. PG&E supported the new legislation that increases that state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard and doubles state energy efficiency targets.

September 16, 2015

Solar Alliance Seeks to Revolutionize ‘Going Solar’ Experience

The Northern and Central California SunShot Alliance today (Sept. 16) announced plans to construct and interconnect rooftop solar systems in one day or less, an unprecedented goal given the industry’s current average of 30 days.

September 12, 2015

PG&E Applauds Passage of Senate Bill 350; Important Next Step to Address Climate Change

PG&E today thanked the Governor and the legislative authors of Senate Bill 350 for their vision and commitment in ensuring that California continues to lead the nation in significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

August 21, 2015

Supporting Customer Solar

Tony Earley writes about how PG&E is working to help support solar customers by reducing the time it takes to process an application to helping customers who struggle to afford the cost of solar.

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