For more than 35 years, PG&E, along with the other California investor-owned and public utilities, California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission and state leadership, has championed energy efficiency, implementing a diverse array of programs, services and campaigns aimed at helping customers save energy and money. As a result, California's per capita electricity use has remained relatively flat over the last three decades, while nationwide electricity use has increased by almost 50 percent. PG&E's programs alone have avoided the release of more than 180 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, based on cumulative lifecycle gross energy savings.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/ and www.pgecurrents.com.
SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)