California is leading the country in the field of clean and renewable energy. At PG&E, we know the future of energy is changing, and we’re changing with it. Over the coming months, we’re publishing a series of newspaper columns authored by our leaders including Tony Earley, Chairman; Geisha Williams, President, Electric; and Nick Stavropoulos, President, Gas. The goal of this series is to share details about some of the innovative initiatives we are undertaking to transform our energy infrastructure for the future.
Read opinion columns by members of PG&E's leadership team from 2016
It’s no secret that renewable energy is on the rise across America, and California is leading the way—with astonishing speed.
Picture a California pounded by never-ending rains of biblical strength. Our deserts submerged four feet deep. Entire towns washed away. One in every eight homes destroyed. A death toll in the thousands.
As a new administration prepares to take office in Washington, D.C., the future of federal policy on clean energy and climate issues is clouded by questions.
After a disappointing 2015, when cheap gasoline drove electric vehicle sales into the slow lane, this year’s market started with a roar.
When heavy equipment operator Erick Varela answered his country’s call to serve with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Iraq, he had ample reason to think he was risking his life—but not his career.
How do we build a better California — with safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy? We do it together.
California has a well-earned reputation as a place where innovation and invention are key ingredients to the state's success.
Read opinion columns by PG&E Chairman Tony Earley from 2015
In the first of a series of newspaper essays, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley describes his vision for California's clean energy future.
California's utilities have made huge strides in finding new sources of clean energy. Yet given the scale of the challenge we face, such accomplishments are only a down payment.
California leads the nation in solar capacity. Working together, we can integrate more solar energy into our power supply as we build a new energy ecosystem for the 21st century.
California's leadership in energy efficiency has saved households more than $50 billion since the early 1970s. Yet ample room remains for even more gains.
Building a modern, interactive electric grid is the key to expanding California’s economy and improving our quality of life, while reducing our carbon footprint.
Ensuring that none of California's clean energy goes to waste will require storing excess electricity until we need it. The problem is how to do that.
Utility companies are not usually thought of as environmental stewards. But the days when they could afford to act otherwise are long past.
California's track record proves how much progress is possible when we set bold policy goals that some say can't be met – and then find ways to do just that.
We all understand how California’s drought threatens our economy and lifestyle. What many don't realize is that a perpetual water crisis also adds to our energy challenges.
As crazy as it sounds, we're happy when customers use less of our product. In fact, we'll bend over backwards to help.
Worries about access to charging and limited battery range are deal-breakers for most would-be buyers. Until we eliminate that anxiety, California's vision of 1.5 million EVs will be a pipe dream.
How well we make the transition to a clean energy future will determine California's fate — not just in protecting the environment, but in preserving our prosperity.