Conservation


August 29, 2017

PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve During Statewide Flex Alert

With a statewide Flex Alert in effect today (Aug. 29) due to high temperatures, customers are encouraged to conserve electricity and shift demand to off-peak hours to help ease the strain on California’s power grid.

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June 23, 2017

PG&E Approaches Record-Setting Electricity Demand, Thanks Customers for Conserving Energy

PG&E thanked customers for their conservation efforts as it came close to breaking an all-time record for electricity use on Thursday.

June 21, 2017

PG&E Urges Customers to Conserve Energy, Stay Safe during Heat Wave

PG&E urged its customers to conserve energy as it forecasts consumers in its service area may break an all-time record for electricity use on Thursday (June 22).

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June 19, 2017

PG&E Restores Power as Heat Wave Grips Much of California

With record-setting temperatures gripping much of the state, PG&E crews have been working hard to keep the power on. The extreme heat is expected to stick around most of the week and customers are being asked to conserve and keep safety in mind.

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October 3, 2016

It’s Time for the Talk: The Birds, the Bees and PG&E

From programs that reduce wire-related bird deaths to partnerships that support native bee populations, PG&E leads the industry in ecofriendly wildlife efforts.

As part of its efforts to address the drought, PG&E has helped residential and business customers save water -- and money -- through a variety of incentives and programs.
October 1, 2015

What the Drought Means for Our Energy Future

In his latest editorial on California’s clean energy future, PG&E’s Tony Earley discussions how making more efficient use of our state’s limited water supplies is one of the best ways we can save energy while slowing climate change.

September 10, 2015

PG&E Reminds Customers to Conserve, Stay Safe as Hot Weather Stresses Power Grid

No relief from hot weather as heat wave lingers over much of California. High temperatures expected to place increased demand on state’s power grid through end of week.

February 6, 2014

PG&E Encourages Customers to Conserve Electricity as Grid Operator Issues Flex Alert

PG&E is urging customers to conserve electricity in response to a Flex Alert called for today from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. by the California Independent System Operator Corporation, which manages the state’s power grid. While Southern California power plants are currently the only ones impacted, statewide electricity and gas conservation will help ensure adequate energy supplies for Southern Californians.

March 1, 2013

PG&E Educates Ag Customers On Wildlife Protection and Energy Savings

PG&E partnered with Central Coast Vineyard Team to host Wildlife and Energy Workshops in Santa Maria and Paso Robles.

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September 8, 2011

PG&E is Saving Water, Drop by Drop

In era of global warming and worsening droughts, utilities are not only expected to be leaders in energy efficiency. As freshwater supplies dwindle, they also must join with others to focus on water conservation.

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September 7, 2011

Water: The New Oil

By Jonathan Marshall

As the Earth warms and the world’s population grows, competition for dwindling supplies of fresh water will intensify. As the biggest industrial user of water, the energy sector can either fight to maintain its share, or learn to conserve.

August 11, 2011

Save the Condors

In what just might be one of the largest utility company efforts to protect an endangered species, PG&E will soon begin a $4.2 million project to reroute high-voltage power lines underground in a remote area near Big Sur in Monterey County.

August 10, 2011

Save the Birds

With all the deadly threats to America’s birds posed by humans, it’s amazing we still see any of their soaring shapes or enjoy their musical chirps and tweets.…

June 23, 2011

Thirteen: A Lucky Number for Recycling

The folks who work on the 13th floor of PG&E’s main headquarters building in San Francisco apparently never got the memo about 13 being an unlucky number.

June 15, 2011

Energy Sprawl–or Hot Air?

Last week, noted renewable energy opponent Robert Bryce reignited an old claim against wind and solar power in a New York Times opinion column, complaining that they consume “vast amounts of natural resources—most notably, land.”

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