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July 21, 2016

Cisco Saves Big with Energy Efficiency Projects

Cisco is one of the biggest technology companies in Silicon Valley. The company, which provides network and data center solutions and services, also uses a lot of energy. Enter PG&E, which collaborated with the company on some big-time energy savings.

July 21, 2016

Teenage Girls Learn Entrepreneurship Skills with Help from PG&E

By Savannah Keener SAN FRANCISCO — Not all high school students are spending their summer at the beach. Some are trying to get a head start on their…

July 7, 2016

PG&E, Community Leaders Support Kiva Oakland to Help Small Businesses

Small businesses in Oakland will be able to access capital with crowdfunding loans through Kiva.org’s website. PG&E and other community partners are helping to support the new Kiva Oakland program.

July 6, 2016

PG&E Warns Customers about Imposters Posing as Utility Representatives

In response to reports of callers who falsely claim to represent the company and demand credit card information for immediate payment of past due bills, PG&E is providing tips to help customers recognize utility imposters.

July 5, 2016

PG&E to Remove Multiple Transmission Towers, Power Lines in Orinda

Drivers are reminded to stay safe as PG&E begins work to remove seven transmission towers and approximately 4,300 feet of power lines from the Orinda skyline this month.

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June 27, 2016

PG&E Employees March in Pride Parade to Showcase Diversity, Support for Orlando Community

It was 20 years ago since Ingrid Bran last marched in the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade. This year, she took part again — for an important reason. She was one of hundreds of PG&E employees, along with their friends and family, who took part in the annual parade that attracted 1 million people to the streets of downtown San Francisco.

June 23, 2016

PG&E Contractors Inspecting 30,000 Power Poles in San Francisco

As part of PG&E’s ongoing efforts to provide safe and reliable service to customers, PG&E contractors are performing routine power pole inspections throughout the city.

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June 20, 2016

PG&E Helping Make Zero Net Energy the Norm

By 2020, all new homes built in California need to be zero net energy buildings. This means that a house will produce as much energy as it uses over a year through energy efficiency and onsite renewable energy generation like solar. One company has built a prototype home in Brentwood with the help of PG&E.

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June 15, 2016

Marin County Students Hammer Away at a Future in the Construction Industry

Graduation congratulations are in order for 16 high school students who successfully completed a construction technology class sponsored by PG&E. The program’s goal is to improve the number of qualified workers entering the construction industry

June 10, 2016

PG&E to Perform Electric Transmission Safety Work along Highway 101

PG&E will use helicopters to make improvements to high voltage electric transmission towers this weekend in Burlingame. The work will take place above and near Highway 101 between Anza Boulevard and Broadway and will likely cause traffic delays.

June 3, 2016

Exceptional Oakland Student Earns PG&E Scholarship, a ‘Life Changing Investment’

Oakland has something to cheer for, and it’s not just the Golden State Warriors. PG&E dramatically changed the life of an exceptional East Oakland student, surprising him with one of the 10 coveted PG&E Better Together scholarships worth $20,000 and renewable for five years.

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June 3, 2016

What a Day! Meet a Presidential Candidate, then Win a PG&E Scholarship

Alondra Varela had just returned from meeting presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week when Regina Jackson, the president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center, told her they were headed to the center for a surprise.

May 27, 2016

High School Students Complete PG&E-supported Construction Skills Class

A regional occupational program in Marin County provided students hands-on learning for construction technology careers. The program also emphasized responsibility, safety training and work ethic.

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May 26, 2016

Robotics Student Surprised with PG&E Scholarship in Front of Classmates

Leon Kwak thought he was going to take a group photo with his robotics club for his high school’s website. Little did he know it was all a ruse that would soon culminate in a life-changing surprise.

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May 23, 2016

At Giants Game, PG&E Surprises Petaluma Student with $20,000-a-Year Scholarship

High school student Claire Killian and her parents arrived at a recent San Francisco Giants game after they were told they would be taking a VIP tour of AT&T Park. Little did they know that PG&E representatives would be greeting them and award the 17-year-old a big scholarship.

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