September 18, 2013
This week, PG&E employees met with New Energy Academy students at Independence High in Bakersfield. Over the next eight months, the employees will serve as mentors, sharing personal experiences that led to careers in the energy industry.
August 22, 2013
A two-time Olympian who almost didn’t get to achieve athletic glory due to a construction accident shared his story today at a 811 Safety Awareness for Excavators event in Bakersfield.
August 21, 2013
Both the Kern County Farm Bureau and PG&E felt that farmers would benefit from knowing more about their energy usage, bills and available efficiency programs. So, for the past few months, PG&E representatives have come to the bureau with laptops in tow.
August 6, 2013
Fifty-eight teens were honored today (Aug. 6) at a special ceremony marking the end of PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program that provided the students with real-world job experience. The PG&E program geared to 15- to 18-year-olds is a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County.
August 6, 2013
PG&E President Chris Johns attended a Bakersfield event on Tuesday (Aug. 6) where he offered his heart-felt condolences for those injured during Saturday’s demolition at the former Kern Power Plant and promised to find out what led to the accident.
August 1, 2013
PG&E is scheduled to take down the last-standing structures at the former Kern Power Plant – containing the plant’s boilers – early Saturday (Aug. 3) morning.
July 31, 2013
About 200 senior citizens who live in Plaza Towers celebrated Christmas in July, thanks to PG&E and the Bakersfield Police Department.
July 23, 2013
PG&E sponsored an American Red Cross “Prep Rally,” a block party to help prepare family and friends in case of a disaster, on July 20 in Bakersfield.
July 5, 2013
The Seeds of Inspiration garden at Eye and 4th streets in Bakersfield was dedicated this week in front of a crowd that included city leaders, volunteers and financial supporters – including PG&E — who helped make it happen. PG&E provided helped fund the garden as part of its $10,000 grant to Keep Bakersfield Beautiful.
July 2, 2013
Six students from the PG&E-sponsored New Energy Academy at Independence High School in Bakersfield have a great “what-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation story” to tell their peers. The students recently attended a national conference on energy education in Washington, D.C., and also had the chance to visit the offices of elected officials as well other leaders.
June 27, 2013
Progress continues at the former Kern Power Plant site in Bakersfield as PG&E works to clean up the site. This month, four fuel tanks were removed and four 140-foot-tall smokestacks came down.
June 18, 2013
In Bakersfield, 17-year-old Eilene Reynolds began a paid summer job this week with a nonprofit organization that works with the building industry. She’s one of 58 teens working as part of PG&E’s Summer Jobs Program, which is expanding this year to Kern County and Sacramento.
June 5, 2013
PG&E awarded teacher Tim Horton’s ABLE (Adult Based Life Experience) class a $2,500 Bright Ideas grant that was used to build the shed and plant the garden as part of the Able to Conserve Energy program. The class at the Schuetz Career Center in Bakersfield is a post-high school adult transition program that teaches basic and vocational skills for 18-to 22-year old students in the Kern High School District.
June 4, 2013
With temperatures expected to hit 107 this weekend, Kern County cooling centers will likely open for the first time this year. The center, public sites for those seeking shelter from the heat, are funded in part by a $30,000 grant from PG&E.
May 31, 2013
Aaron Sproul, a student at CSU-Bakersfield, was stunned to find out Friday that he has become the latest winner of the 2013 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships. He will get up to $30,000 a year to finish his education.