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  • Bright ideas: S.J., PG&E flip switch on New Energy Academy, where students' studies will focus on green tech

    September 2, 2010One of San Joaquin County's newest schools - PG&E's New Energy Academy - is a place where the wind blows and a low-wattage light bulb glows. Partners in bringing the ... Source: The Stockton Record
  • Santa Cruz Mountains redwoods lure cash for trapping carbon

    August 30, 2010PG&E is handing over tens of thousands of dollars to the nonprofit Sempervirens Fund to protect a 425-acre stand of redwoods once slated for logging deep in the Santa Cruz ... Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Conserving energy and money during the heat

    August 25, 2010During these hot summer months, if PG&E designates a "smart-day", participants have to reduce their energy use between peak hours. In return, they pay a discounted day-to-day rate, which can ... Source: ABC30
  • 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
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