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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.

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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August 18, 2015

PG&E Calls for Proposals from Local Solar Developers for New Community Solar Program in 2016

PG&E’s new Community Solar Choice program will expand solar access to residential and commercial customers. It’s part of the utility’s ongoing commitment to support the growth of solar and will help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their electricity usage.

August 14, 2015

Generating Cleaner Power for California

Tony Earley writes about how we must all be a part of the solution to curbing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming and how PG&E is setting the pace.

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August 12, 2015

PG&E Officials See Solar Habitat Funding Making a Difference

Abel and Margarita Medina own a home built by Habitat for Humanity and will soon receive rooftop solar thanks to support from PG&E. They met with PG&E officials and talked about how solar will help them save money.

August 11, 2015

How to Reduce Solar-Grid Interconnection Time by Nearly 80 Percent

Connecting a new rooftop solar customer safely to the electric grid typically takes about four weeks, due in part to lengthy applications and paperwork reviews. But what if that time could be drastically reduced? It’s possible, writes PG&E’s Aaron Johnson.

PG&E hooks up a new solar customer every 11 minutes. (Currents archive photo.)
August 5, 2015

Smart Energy Reform is the Key to a Clean Energy Future

California leads the nation in rooftop solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.Yet the energy policies and technologies that brought us this far won’t get us where we need to go next, PG&E’s Tony Earley writes.

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August 4, 2015

Clean Energy Reforms Need to Be Smart

California’s energy supply is cleaner and more diverse than ever. We lead the nation in rooftop solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.Yet the energy policies and technologies that brought us this far won’t get us where we need to go next, PG&E’s Tony Earley writes in the San Jose Mercury News.

August 3, 2015

PG&E Proposes Smart Energy Reform in Support of Growth of Rooftop Solar

PG&E, which has interconnected more rooftop solar power than any utility in America, is proposing smart energy reform in support of sustainable growth of solar power as a vital resource for California.

"PG&E" refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
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