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  • Energy Storage Market Report: 26.6% Annual Growth in the U.S.

    August 25, 2010Utilities know they have to figure out how to store energy produced intermittently, such as wind and solar, or store energy from fossil-fuel power plants to keep the grid loaded ... Source: Earth2Tech
  • More Pumped Hydro Storage Could Help Wind & Solar Power

    August 24, 2010Last week, California's PG&E filed a request with regulators to study the feasibility of building a new "pumped hydro storage" facility in the Mokelumne River watershed in Amador County. It ... Source: TreeHugger
  • PG&E pushes 'pumped hydro' for energy storage

    August 23, 2010Despite all the advances in battery technologies, pumped hydro storage-essentially pumping water uphill and releasing it through a generator later-remains one of the cheapest ways to store bulk electricity on ... Source: CNET
  • Taking Supplier Diversity to the Next Level

    August 23, 2010Key to supplier-diversity success is unwavering leadership commitment. "We very much see ourselves as part of the economic community," says Supplier Diversity Director Joan Kerr. PG&E, No. 10 in The ... Source: DiversityInc
  • Needy can get help paying PG&E bills

    August 19, 2010Community Action Marin is offering financial assistance of up to $400 for low-income residents struggling to pay Pacific Gas and Electric and propane bills.The program is part of the Low ... Source: Contra Costa Times
  • PG&E grant will keep 211 going

    August 16, 2010By adding $25,000 more to its initial $20,000, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. recently underwrote 211 San Luis Obispo County services through June. Overseen by the United Way of ... Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune
  • PG&E Executive Takes a Cold Hard Look at Global Warming

    August 15, 2010Peter A. Darbee, a utility executive who is ultimately responsible for keeping the lights on for 15 million people, has a message some may not want to hear: "Climate change ... Source: Sunpluggers
  • California PUC approves five renewable power contracts for 415 MW

    August 12, 2010The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved five renewable power contracts signed by Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison totaling 415 MW. The largest was a 25-year ... Source: Platts Commodity News
  • PG&E releases results of first SmartMeter tests

    August 10, 2010Last summer, PG&E installed another round of SmartMeters in Kern County. At the same time, a rate increase went into effect. Many people blamed their higher bills on the new ... Source: KGET TV-17
  • Killer App for E.V.'s: 30-Minute Recharges

    August 6, 2010Lately, there has been a greater focus on high-voltage quick chargers that could refill a car's battery in a half hour or less. Andrew Tang, senior director of customer care ... Source: New York Times
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