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PG&E's Dan Thomas has helped customers save money and energy.
February 26, 2015

National Engineers Week: Meet PG&E’s Dan Thomas

During National Engineers Week, Currents is profiling PG&E employees who are engineers. Today’s profile is Dan Thomas, an energy solutions engineer who helps customers save money and energy.

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February 25, 2015

PG&E Announces Solar-Humanitarian Project at We Day Event in San Jose

PG&E’s Helen Burt announced a solar-humanitarian program at We Day in San Jose today. Sponsored by PG&E, high school students will learn to build portable solar devices that will ultimately provide power in places like Kenya.

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February 18, 2015

PG&E Partners with Lodi High School Students to Restore Habitat

PG&E volunteers and 35 students from Lodi High School recently planted native California plants, grasses and shrubs at LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyard in Acampo. This is the second visit to this area for the local students who will have the opportunity to see this area return to natural habitat.

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February 17, 2015

Clovis Unified School District Reaping Benefits of Energy Efficiency

A few years ago, the Clovis Unified School District got serious about energy efficiency and made big changes at many of its 50 school sites that are now paying off. From educating staff to take ownership and responsibility for unplugging lights and computers to replacing hundreds of gym lights with energy-efficient motion sensor lights.

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February 12, 2015

Schoolchildren Get Science Lesson in Dangers of Metallic Balloons

Have you ever released a balloon and watched it float up, up, up and away to the heavens? Yes, it may cause great wonderment. But those colorful and shiny helium-filled metallic balloons pose many dangers, as a class of fourth graders learned a few days before Valentine’s Day.

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February 3, 2015

VIDEO: Bright Minds Winners Share Their Stories. Scholarship Deadline is Today

The deadline for applying for the 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship is today (Feb. 9). Ten students will be awarded $20,000 scholarships that are renewable for up to five years. In these videos, past Bright Minds winners talk about themselves, their futures and the impact of winning the PG&E scholarship.

February 3, 2015

PG&E Sponsors Greenagers, an Environmental Education and Leadership Program for Youth

PG&E recently joined families and civic leaders to recognize seven San Francisco high school students who completed an eight-month environmental education and leadership program called Greenagers.

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January 30, 2015

PG&E Donates Land to UC for Research in Sierra Foothills

The 41 acres of donated land, located about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento on the Yuba River, is part of PG&E’s land conservation commitment.

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January 23, 2015

VIDEO: Cal Poly Student Kimberly Lamar Says PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship Will Help Her ‘Make a Difference’

Kimberly Lamar, a Manteca resident and Cal Poly student studying environmental engineering, talks about the impact of winning a 2014 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship.

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January 21, 2015

PG&E Provides Financial Support to San Joaquin County AgVenture Educational Program

Today, PG&E presented the San Joaquin County AgVenture with financial support to help it continue to educate nearly 11,000 third grade students about the source of their food and the importance of agriculture locally.

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January 8, 2015

VIDEO: Fresno State Student Tatiana Overturf Reflects on Winning PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship

A year ago, high-achieving Templeton High School student Tatiana Overturf thought she had no chance of going to college because her family couldn’t afford it. A PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship changed her life.

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January 6, 2015

PG&E Economic Vitality Grant Supports ‘Green’ Tech/Art Center

United Roots in Oakland is one of 10 organizations that were recently awarded Economic Vitality grants from PG&E. It will enable them to launch several new programs in 2015.

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January 5, 2015

Applications for PG&E’s 2015 Bright Minds Scholarships Available through Feb. 9

Applications for the 2015 PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships are now available. Bright Minds scholarship winners will receive scholarships of up to $20,000 per year for up to five years; program finalists will receive $2,000 towards their studies.

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January 2, 2015

Cal Students, PG&E Partner to Help Businesses with Energy Efficiency

Students worked with small- and medium-size businesses to find out how PG&E can better assist these customers in becoming more energy efficient.

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January 2, 2015

Year in Review: PG&E Committed to Environmental Stewardship, Clean Energy

Being good stewards of the environment is important to PG&E, whether it’s helping to protect birds from coming into contact with power lines to deepening its commitment to electric vehicles within its fleet.

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