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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is a publicly listed company headquartered in San Francisco, United States of America. In 2020, its revenue was USD 18.5 billion and installed capacity was 8 Gigawatts (GW). PG&E has the second lowest emissions intensity of US-based companies assessed, and the 8th lowest overall. In 2020, the company emerged from bankruptcy, following proceedings linked to wildfire liabilities.

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#1 0.8 /4 #33

Material Investment

#1 0.2 /7 #49

Intangible Investment

#1 0.1 /2 #14


#1 2.5 /4 #17

Policy Engagement

#1 0.2 /1 #39

Business Model

#1 1.5 /2 #16
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Risks and opportunities


PG&E receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. The company lacks targets for its electric utilities business beyond an unambitious target to 2022. Even if the PG&E achieves California’s clean energy goal of net-zero electricity generation by 2045, it will not keep pace with its 1.5°C pathway that requires it to be net-zero by 2035. Although the company is investing in energy storage projects and developing electric vehicle infrastructure, its ongoing gas use means it is unlikely to reduce its emissions intensity between 2020 and 2025.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Just Transition Assessment

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  1. 2020

More about the company

San Francisco, California, United States of America
Group revenue (2020)
USD 18.5 billion
Publicly listed
Installed capacity (2020)
7.7 GW

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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