PG&E Celebrates 20 Years Of Energy Star® Working To Bring Energy-Efficient Products To Customers

  PG&E Celebrates 20 Years Of Energy Star® Working To Bring Energy-Efficient
                            Products To Customers

State and National Leaders in Energy Efficiency Join PG&E to Celebrate
Customers' Energy Savings

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company
(PG&E) today celebrated the 20^th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR^® program
during an event hosted at its headquarters. Through its partnership with
ENERGY STAR in 2012 alone, PG&E helped customers save more than $2 billion in
average lifecycle energy bills and avoid the emission of nearly 840,000 metric
tons of carbon dioxide.

"More than ever, our goal is to help customers do more with less, and marrying
up the ENERGY STAR brand with PG&E's energy efficiency rebates and incentives
is especially powerful," said Tony Earley, Chairman, CEO and President of PG&E
Corporation. "With many of our customers already doing so much to save energy,
PG&E's partnership with ENERGY STAR also serves as a unique opportunity to
bring the next generation of energy-efficient products to their homes and
businesses."

Last month, PG&E was recognized with a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year -
Sustained Excellence Award for the utility's continued leadership in
protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency. Through its
work with ENERGY STAR, PG&E helps customers save energy and money by offering
rebates and incentives on energy-efficient products, helping buildings
benchmark their energy usage, and collaborating with manufacturers and
retailers to sell more efficient products.

The U.S. EPA's Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest, Jared
Blumenfeld, presented PG&E with the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year -
Sustained Excellence Award at today's event.

"The company's work to promote ENERGY STAR efficiencies when working with its
customers is an example of how utilities and businesses can successfully
advance environmental stewardship while being mindful of their customers'
budgets," said Blumenfeld.

Senator Mark Udall (D.-Colo.), who serves on the U.S. Senate Energy and
Natural Resources Committee, also participated in today's celebration,
highlighting the importance of ENERGY STAR and commending the leadership of
the private sector and utilities to advance energy efficiency.

"As we work to craft a balanced energy strategy that sets our nation on a path
to achieve true energy security, the private sector has an important role to
play," Udall said. "I am glad to see public-private partnerships, like PG&E
and ENERGY STAR, helping consumers and utilities reduce energy consumption and
set our country on a more sustainable footing."

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)

Website: http://www.pge-corp.com
Contact: PG&E External Communications - (415) 973-5930
 
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