PG&E; Offers Solar Classes [Updated]

Full disclosure: PG&E; is a TreeHugger sponsor (or "was", if you are reading this post a long time after it was published). If you are outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, you probably don't see their ads on the site, but we want to be transparent about it anyway.

Pacific Gas & Electric provides energy to most of Northern California. They are a big player in a field that is strategic to the environment, and it is doubtful that we can make the changes that we need to make within the next 10-15 years without the help of such established giants. While we applaud PG&E;'s efforts to improve the environmental performance of their operations and their support of California’s recent legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we also strongly encourage them to pursue more aggressive green targets for the near future and take a leadership position in their sector. By showing other utilities how it's done, they could create a domino effect.

But we also encourage our readers (especially in California) to interact with PG&E; change is not only the responsibility of big companies. We must show them that yes, there is demand for green options. That yes, there is support for real eco-actions and that people care about green products and resources, that they are ready to vote with their feet and wallets. We can't afford not to be in a conversation with companies like PG&E; (heck, we'd even like to honestly discuss things with Exxon, if only they would).

One great opportunity to show PG&E; your interest and learn useful things about how to install solar panels and take advantage of the various incentives for solar PV is PG&E;'s solar classes. More details after the jump.

  • April 14 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

  • May 12 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

  • June 09 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

  • July 14 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm) Update: This one is coming up!

  • August 11 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

  • September 08 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

  • October 13 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

  • November 10 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

  • December 08 (Saturday, 10 am - 12 pm)

::PG&E; can help you plug into the sun. See also: ::Pacific Gas and Electric Endorses Federal Legislation on Climate Change

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