23 Apr '11, 4pm

Peter Darbee, PG&E’s Green CEO, Steps Down Amid Mistakes: PG&E CEO Peter Darbee was one of the first in a new

PG&E CEO Peter Darbee was one of the first in a new breed of utility executives, and one of the last of the old guard. Darbee, who will leave the post at the end of the month, was one of the first utility officials to acknowledge climate change and to acknowledge that it was being exacerbated by human activity. He supported carbon legislation. Like Southern California Edison and SDG&E, PG&E signed several contracts for wind, solar and geothermal power over the last several years to achieve the state's renewable portfolio goals. The public utilities were supposed to get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2010. PG&E gets over 17 percent of its power from renewable sources and is well on its way to making the 20 percent mark within the grace period. The utilities next will have to hit a 33 percent level by 2020. Without these renewable contracts, the solar in...

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