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How Disruptive Thinking Can Build a Smarter Grid

September 11, 2012 by Christine Hertzog

Power Grid via Shutterstock

Did you hear about the recent Stanford study that concluded that organic food doesn’t deliver more nutrients than conventionally-grown food?  So what?  Consumers don’t buy organic food to get more vitamins and minerals.  Consumers buy organic to avoid the pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides present in conventionally-...[read more]

PG&E Proposes New & Improved Rates for Electric Car Customers

May 10, 2012 by Max Baumhefner

Today, the biggest electric utility in California, the largest car market in the country, took an important step to give drivers access to a cleaner fuel that’s roughly the equivalent of buck-a-gallon gasoline.  Pacific Gas & Electric (“PG&E”) has submitted a proposal for new and improved rate plans that encourage electric...[read more]

Making the dumb grid smarter

October 22, 2007 by Marc Gunther

“You know how we find out when the power goes out somewhere in our system?” Peter Darbee asks me.I don’t know. Peter is the CEO of PG&E Corp., a $12.5-billion-a-year utility company in northern California. We had lunch recently at the National Press Club in Washington.“We get a phone call,” he says.“You know what we do?” he asks....[read more]