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  • 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
  • What's Wasting Energy in Your Home?

    August 4, 2010When the Peck family moved to the Central Valley from the South, one thing they say they were ready for was the triple digit heat. What they didn't prepare ... Source: KMPH Fox 26
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