March 13, 2017
Despite an abundant amount of rain this year, water is still a limited resource. Next week, leading experts will present on the most pressing water issues and challenges related to building in the state at PG&E’s 14th annual Water Conservation Showcase.
April 19, 2016
Every drop counts as California faces a critical water shortage. The work of PG&E hydrographers is vital as they travel to designated courses in the high Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades to measure precious water supply in snowpack to prepare for hot summer months ahead. In this video, see the results from a recent survey in Lassen County.
October 1, 2015
In his latest editorial on California’s clean energy future, PG&E’s Tony Earley discussions how making more efficient use of our state’s limited water supplies is one of the best ways we can save energy while slowing climate change.
July 22, 2014
As California struggles to cope with one of the worst droughts in recorded history, PG&E’s energy efficiency programs are helping to save vast amounts of water as well as energy, sparing the state’s environment along with customer wallets.
April 7, 2014
Every year for more than a decade, PG&E has hosted a daylong conference to encourage developers, architects and other building professionals to become more energy efficient by conserving water. And this year’s event may have been the most important one yet due to one big issue: California’s drought.
May 10, 2013
Many California cities are considering desalination to create fresh water, but cost and climate-change issues are in play, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.
April 9, 2013
Ten years ago, PG&E began hosting a yearly conference dedicated to addressing a perennial concern of Californians: water. This year’s event was its biggest yet. As one of the organizers said, “When you save water, you save energy.”
May 18, 2012
PG&E is increasing water flows into the upper Eel River in Mendocino County to aid the downstream migration of juvenile salmon and steelhead to the ocean.
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 23, 2010
An iPhone or Blackberry without a battery is just a dead lump of metal and silicon. In much the same way, many experts believe that an electrical grid without energy storage will forever be just a bunch of dumb wires.
June 15, 2010
It’s called “small hydro,” but U.S. Department of Energy and industry experts say there’s big potential to create more renewable energy from hydroelectric projects of 30 megawatts or less.
May 10, 2010
After all the rain and snow we’ve had this season, I was startled to read in a press release last week from the state Department of Water Resources: “California’s water crisis remains. . . . The harsh reality is that we continue to have a severe problem with water in California.”
May 4, 2010
Nature played a dirty trick on us when it came to platinum. First it bestowed on this supremely durable, silvery metal many qualities of immense value both in jewelry and in industrial applications, especially as a chemical catalyst for vehicle emissions control devices and fuel cells.
January 25, 2010
Here at PG&E, we (like most Californians) have a love-hate attitude toward the rain. Like bitter medicine, it’s not enjoyable in the moment, but deep down we know it’s good for us.
January 7, 2010
Last month, NEXT100 described a simple but remarkable agricultural technique taking root in arid and impoverished West Africa–the cultivation of crops in pits, called zai holes, that store water and prevent erosion.