PG&E says Tesla battery was source of power storage site fire
In the early hours on Monday, a Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at a key California power storage facility, the state’s largest utility said in a statement to TechCrunch. According to PG&
Are bidirectional EV chargers ready for the home market?
With a stream of EVs coming on the market, the race to introduce bidirectional charging is heating up.
PG&E, Ford to explore electric pickup truck as backup generator for home
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Ford Motor Company are collaborating to explore how Ford’s new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck can provide backup power for customers’
General Motors, PG&E pilot EVs as backup power sources for homes
General Motors and Pacific Gas and Electric Company are launching a pilot that will let EV owners use their vehicles as a backup power source for their homes during an outage. The companies plan to te
Countable brings in $12M for virtual brand communities
Countable is taking a cue from the positives of social media to build technology that nurtures more authentic communication and facilitates business and social outcomes.
BMW and PG&E team up to prepare the electric grid for millions of EVs
BMW Group and California utility Pacific Gas & Electric are rolling out the next phase of a pilot that aims to test — and learn — how electric vehicles could support the integration of renewab
3 ways the pandemic is transforming tech spending
We don’t believe enterprises or consumers will revert to the old ways of doing things when the pandemic subsides. Welcome to the next phase of tech spending.
Sustainable microgrids are the future of clean energy
Across the U.S., sustainable microgrids are emerging as a vital tool in the fight against climate change and increasingly common natural disasters.
Unveiling its latest cohort, Alchemist announces $4 million in funding for its enterprise accelerator
The enterprise software and services-focused accelerator Alchemist has raised $4 million in fresh financing from investors BASF and the Qatar Development Bank, just in time for its latest demo day unv
The demise and rebirth of the ethical engineer
Whatever happened to the ethics of engineering? We’ve seen just one disastrous news story after another these past few years, almost all knowable and preventable. Planes falling out of the sky. Nucl
Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it
This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are d
Don’t hand over EV charging in Northern California to PG&E
Northern California has become a test-bed for electric vehicle charging. And it's no accident; the region is home to more electric vehicles and EV charging stations than anywhere else in the country.
Mother Ocean to juice our Xboxes, TVs, etc.
That’s Mavericks, a world class big wave spot in Half Moon Bay. Oil prices are getting out of hand. Wind and solar power are somewhat unpredictable and apparently they ‘cost too much’
Google and PG&E Test Crazy New Hybrid Vehicles
We’re RICH! Not content with hegemonic domination of the Internets, Google is now seeking dominion over the open road. Earlier this week (read: yesterday), Google and Pacific Gas & Electric