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CURRENTS WEEK IN REVIEW: MARCH 2-6, 2015

PG&E SPENT $2.1 BILLION WITH DIVERSE SUPPLIERS IN 2014, MORE THAN $1 BILLION WITH WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

"Diversity is one of the cornerstones of PG&E's success," said President Chris Johns as the company announced it spent $2.1 billion with diverse suppliers in 2014. It was the third year in a row where the spend on diverse suppliers topped $2 billion, and the second year where the spending accounted for more than 40 percent of the utility's total spend. And, as Johns noted, "We are aiming to do more."

Currents covered this story and more this week.

Matt Nauman, Editor

 

LOCAL

Kern County: PG&E Energy Auditors Help Businesses Become Energy Wise

PG&E’s Maggie Werner, an energy auditor based in Bakersfield, helps small- and medium-size businesses become more efficient and lower their monthly energy bills. Werner looks at everything from lights to refrigeration units to find savings for customers.

LOCAL

San Luis Obispo County: Weathering the Elements as a Central Coast Naturalist

Sally Krenn works as a PG&E marine and terrestrial biologist, mostly along the San Luis Obispo County coast. PG&E acts as steward for 14 miles of coastline and 12,000 acres near Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

NEWS

PG&E Highlights 2014 Drought Response at California Board of Forestry Meeting

Representatives from PG&E’s Electric Vegetation Management department made a presentation to the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection on drought response initiatives the utility completed in 2014, and gave a brief overview of goals for this year.

 

VIDEO

PG&E Hosts Historic LGBT Business Builder Program in San Francisco

More than 200 representatives of LGBT-owned business enterprises came to PG&E’s San Francisco headquarters to participate on the first stop of a nationwide LGBT Business Builder event. Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, was one of the speakers.

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