May 15, 2013
Fifth-graders at Millie Munsey Elementary School in Bakersfield got the chance to show just how well the pint-sized solar cars they had so carefully built could perform. The school received a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas grant late last year to purchase the solar car kits and materials used as a part of a fifth-grade project to study solar energy
May 8, 2013
Most of the statewide grid, including Northern California, will have an adequate supply of electricity this summer, according to the state’s grid operator. The California Independent System Operation Corporation (ISO) released its annual Summer Assessment on May 6.
April 26, 2013
Twenty PG&E volunteers – both local employees and some from as far away as San Francisco – completed a two-day installation project of a solar system on a rooftop in Chico today.
April 18, 2013
PG&E, working closely with its customers and developers, connected 805 megawatts of new solar electric power generation to the energy grid last year, a milestone that earned the company top honors from the Solar Energy Power Association as the electric utility that led the nation in the amount of solar added in 2012.
April 15, 2013
Nearly 200 people gathered on April 13 to celebrate the completion of one of the most innovative Habitat for Humanity housing projects to date.The 36-unit, $13 million condominium project at 7555 Mission Street by is the new home of 157 people. And PG&E’s commitment to Habitat continued as the project is now the single biggest Habitat solar installation in the world.
March 27, 2013
PG&E has more rooftop solar installations in its territory than any utility in the country. And that includes those owned by the Martinez Unified School District, which was recognized for becoming the utility’s 75,000th solar customer.
March 22, 2013
PG&E joined a schoolwide assembly today at Madison Elementary to present a $10,000 grant, which will fund solar panels for an outdoor science center. Most important, it will provide an opportunity to teach children about renewable energy.
March 22, 2013
NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall continues to be fascinated with the potential of a super-substance known as graphene. Just one carbon atom thick, it’s stronger and stiffer than steel. It’s also the best electrical conductor at room temperature and the best thermal conductor.
March 13, 2013
As Next100′s Jonathan Marshall reports, despite California’s relatively high unemployment rate, the Golden State remains the nation’s most prodigious generator of new green jobs.
March 8, 2013
As President Obama has repeatedly emphasized, clean technology is not only the path to a better environment but to a stronger economy. Surprising evidence of that comes from a new report showing the United States enjoyed a $1.63 billion trade surplus with China in the clean energy sector in 2011.
March 4, 2013
“The Green Room with John Holden,” which aired on Fox Business Channel on March 2, put PG&E’s clean-energy portfolio in the spotlight. And PG&E executive John Conway gave viewers an inside tour of the Helms Pumped Storage Plant, a unique hydro project in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
February 28, 2013
This Saturday morning, on the Fox Business Channel, “The Green Room” will do a segment on PG&E’s clean-energy portfolio. PG&E’s John Conway is interviewed and viewers will get a tour of the Helms Pumped Storage facility.
February 27, 2013
At the ARPA-E conference in Washington today, PG&E’s Geisha Williams talked about how the utility is dealing with the influx of distributed generation, such as solar.
February 5, 2013
As NEXT100′s Jonathan Marshall writes, departing Energy Secretary Steven Chu leaves a legacy of insisting that policy be based on “the unbiased truth” of science.
February 5, 2013
In this commentary, PG&E’s Chief Customer Officer Helen Burt says it’s time for every stakeholder in California’s solar revolution to examine the current Net Energy Metering program.