PG&E: CSR & Sustainability News

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

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Brilliant Stakeholder Engagement: PG&E Gives $25 to Consumers Who Save Gas

Northern California’s major utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, handed consumers a nice surprise this week in the form of $25 pre-paid debit cards.…
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Curbside Recycling & Energy Management: The Gov’s Latest Tools of Oppression

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To Say California’s AB32 Kills Jobs Is ‘Bunk!’

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How Marin County Delivers 75% Renewable Energy at Competitive Prices

Marin Energy Authority of California is the first utility in the country to source over 75% of its electricity supply from non-fossil/non-nuclear generation.…

PG&E Creates $100 Million Solar Slush Fund

PG&E Corporation, the parent company of utility Pacific Gas & Electric, announced on Monday a new $100 million tax equity fund to finance…

PG&E Releases Smart Meter Reports to Regain Trust

Pledging to work harder in the future to earn customers’ trust, Pacific Gas & Electric released Monday 700 pages worth of formerly confidential…

PG&E Invests $60 Million In SolarCity

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PG&E, Customers Clash Over Smart Meters

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A Marketing Challenge for the Electric Utility Industry

“95.6% of households are willing to change their energy consumption behavior to save money on their energy costs.” This finding comes from the…
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Solar Energy Investment Summit: The $100 Billion Conference

Solar panels now only account for approximately 40 percent of the cost of a solar power system. And most technology studies project the…

SF Green Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Second Anniversary

Over the past several months, TriplePundit has published many stories about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s stance opposing climate change legislation, and the…

Berkeley Bowl West, Solar Power, and a Huge Rebate Check

This Friday (September 4th) will be a big day for Berkeley Bowl West, a green supermarket located in West Berkeley. In fact, Berkeley…

PG&E strikes new solar deals; Sunpower closes at 17.8% high

PG&E strikes two solar deals today, which underlines a growing commitment to meet energy demand in California. On July 22 of this year,…