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January 2, 2015

Year in Review: PG&E Committed to Environmental Stewardship, Clean Energy

Being good stewards of the environment is important to PG&E, whether it’s helping to protect birds from coming into contact with power lines to deepening its commitment to electric vehicles within its fleet.

November 19, 2014

Solar: Good for PG&E, Our Customers and California

In PG&E’s service territory — from Bakersfield to Eureka — the company is connecting about 3,500 new solar installations a month. And PG&E has more than 140,000 solar customers, more than any other utility in the country. As Tim Fitzpatrick writes in his PG&E Perspectives, that’s good for PG&E, our customers and California.

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November 13, 2014

Checking Up on Solar Savings at Stockton Health Clinic

Pediatric Associates of Stockton, a local health provider, went solar with PG&E’s help to benefit the environment and to save money. Here is their story.

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October 29, 2014

Rocklin: Solar Drives Big Savings for Five Star Auto Care

Rooftop solar is thriving in PG&E’s service territory and PG&E is home to more solar customers than any other utility in the nation by far. Watch how Five Star Auto Care in Rocklin is driving big savings with rooftop solar.

August 6, 2014

PG&E Makes Progress Toward 33 Percent Renewables Goal

PG&E forecasts that it will supply about 27 percent of its 2014 electricity sales from renewable sources, according to a new report to the California Public Utilities Commission on the utility’s compliance with the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS).

Infographic: 2013 Preliminary Power Mix
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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June 9, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Fuels Solar Energy Lesson for Fourth-Graders

Thanks to a PG&E Bright Ideas grant, Holly Oak Elementary teacher Bryan Feci recently taught his fourth-grade class in San Jose all about solar energy.

May 12, 2014

VIDEO: Tony Earley’s Remarks at the 2014 Annual Meeting

Here are the remarks by Tony Earley, the chairman, CEO and president of the PG&E Corporation at the annual shareholders meeting today (May 12).

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May 2, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Helps Struggling Students Learn About Solar

It was an appropriate hot, sunny day in Lamont as more than a dozen students installed solar panels as part of the YouthBuild program through the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. The program received a $10,000 Bright Ideas Grant award from PG&E to support the workforce training in renewable energy for the 17- to 22-year-olds.

May 1, 2014

PG&E Recognized as Top Utility for Solar Megawatts Installed in 2013

PG&E has been ranked by the Solar Electric Power Association as the top utility for solar megawatts installed in 2013. It’s the sixth consecutive years that PG&E has topped that list.

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April 24, 2014

PG&E Participates in Desert Ceremony for Massive Solar Plant Generating Clean Energy

NextEra Energy Resources’ 250-megawatt Genesis Solar Energy Center in Riverside County will provide clean energy to be purchased by PG&E.

April 8, 2014

Rooftop Solar: A Growing Part of the Clean Energy Mix

PG&E’s celebration of its 100,000th solar customer reflects an amazing milestone, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. Thanks to the strong environmental ethic in our region, abundant sunshine, generous state and federal incentives and PG&E’s strong support, the utility now hosts about a quarter of all “rooftop solar” in the United States.

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April 3, 2014

With 100,000 Rooftop Installations, Solar Shines Brightly at PG&E

PG&E continues to chart its course as a national leader in renewable energy. The company is now home to more solar rooftop installations than any other place in the country. It has interconnected more than 100,000 solar rooftops, enabling more than 1,000 megawatts of rooftop solar power in its service area. That is enough to power about 225,000 customer homes for a year.

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March 26, 2014

PG&E Surpasses 20 Percent Renewable Energy Milestone, On Track for 2020 Goals

PG&E has reached an important milestone for California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard – the utility delivered 22.5 percent of its power from eligible renewable resources in 2013 and is on track to meet the state’s clean energy goals for 2020 and beyond.

March 20, 2014

Clean-Tech Fortune Telling

In this NEXT100 blog, Jonathan Marshall looks at a 2008 clean-technology forecast to show that forecasts don’t always foretell the future.

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