PG&E’s pioneering ClimateSmart™ program is a voluntary, tax-deductible program that allows customers to balance out the greenhouse gas emissions that are produced by the energy they use, making their energy use “carbon neutral.” To date, thousands of customers, including PG&E, have enrolled in the program—from household names such as IKEA and eBay to leading cities such as the town of Windsor and city of Millbrae.
ClimateSmart announced its selection of CalBio, through its competitive bidding process, as its first livestock methane partner. To participate in ClimateSmart, customers pay a separate amount on their monthly energy bill, based on their actual energy use. PG&E invests 100 percent of these payments in new, independently verified projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
"This contract with California Bioenergy demonstrates one more way PG&E's ClimateSmart program is helping its customers take action on climate change by encouraging the development of independently verifiable projects that generate measurable results."
- Peter Miller, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council
EFI is one of the leading manufacturers and turn-key installers of digester lagoon liners and covers. EFI has engineered, built or installed hundreds of biogas digester systems around the world including in the Central Valley at the Gallo Farms and Castelanelli dairies. CalBio is currently working with EFI at its first project located in Bakersfield, CA.
GreenOrder is a management consulting firm which helps companies maximize the value of sustainability - making environmental excellence, energy innovation, and corporate responsibility drivers of profitable growth. Called “the go-to consulting firm for green business” by Fortune magazine, GreenOrder is best known for helping GE create and implement its award-winning ecomagination initiative. The firm has also worked with a diverse set of industry leaders including BP, DuPont, JPMorgan Chase, Polo Ralph Lauren, Waste Management, and the World Trade Center redevelopment.