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PG&E VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE PEOPLE POWER AT STATE PARK EARTH DAY CLEANUPSS

CURRENTS MONTH IN REVIEW: April 2016

PG&E VOLUNTEERS PROVIDE PEOPLE POWER AT STATE PARK EARTH DAY CLEANUPS

Hundreds of PG&E employees — along with family and friends — came together this month to clean up some of the state’s most scenic locations. It’s a continuation of the company’s ongoing Earth Day tradition of demonstrating its environmental stewardship. Decked out in PG&E blue T-shirts, volunteers fanned out among 10 Northern and Central California locations where they picked up debris, planted trees and refurbished trails. The company also gave a $200,000 grant to the California State Parks Foundation.

Currents covered this story and more this month.

Tracy Correa Lopez, Writer

PG&E Linemen Complete New Five-Year Training Program

NEWS

First PG&E Linemen Complete New Five-Year Training Program

After five years, countless hours of training and learning about safety and the skills of their new craft, 28 PG&E employees achieved a major milestone as the first graduates of the company’s most comprehensive Apprentice Line Worker Program. Geisha Williams, president, PG&E Electric, was among the first to congratulate them.

Adapting the Utility Business Model to a Clean-Energy Future

PERSPECTIVES

Adapting the Utility Business Model to a Clean-Energy Future

PG&E’s Chief Communications Officer Tim Fitzpatrick writes about the state’s targets for renewable energy and how they are affecting the traditional utility business model. The discussion was part of The California Renewables Rush conference in San Francisco.

Oakland Student Wins PG&E’s Black History Month Contest

VIDEO

Oakland Student Wins PG&E’s Black History Month Contest

Christian Kinnick, a senior at Coliseum College Prep Academy, won PG&E's Black History Month photo and essay contest. He wrote about a park cleanup as a way to provide more inviting outdoor environments for young people. His technology prize package included an Apple computer and iPad.

Largest West Coast Hotel, PG&E Partner to Save Energy, Costs

NEWS

Largest West Coast Hotel, PG&E Partner to Save Energy, Costs

PG&E recently helped the massive Hilton Union Square hotel in San Francisco save nearly $245,000 in energy costs by making changes such as LED lighting. It is only one of the many hotels making big strides in energy efficiency with PG&E’s help. For hotels, the savings also benefit customers and the environment.

PowerPathway Program Helps Laid Off Oil Field Workers

LOCAL

Kern County: PowerPathway Program Helps Laid Off Oil Field Workers

In Bakersfield, more than one-third of the students accepted into PG&E's PowerPathway class are former oil field workers who lost their jobs when crude oil prices plummeted on the world market. Learning new utility industry job skills has given many of these students a renewed sense of optimism and hope for the future.

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