Environment


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February 19, 2016

PG&E, Local Volunteers Build Demonstration Urban Forest

Local volunteers from Earth Team, PG&E and the city of San Pablo jointed forces to build a demonstration forest that includes 20 new oak, sycamore and maple trees at Wanless Park. PG&E contributed $20,000 to support the project.

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February 4, 2016

Gas Crew Rescues Fallen Baby Owl

Gas crew workers who found a baby owl fallen near their work site rescued the bird and worked with PG&E’s avian experts to return it to its nest. And they gave it a special name.

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December 17, 2015

PG&E Celebrates Collaboration with Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians

During today’s celebratory event, PG&E and tribal leaders discussed a collaborative agreement set in place by a recent hydroelectric project that unearthed tribal artifacts. The artifacts are now part of an exhibit on display at PG&E’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco.

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December 9, 2015

VIDEO: PG&E Supporting Electric Vehicles to Improve the Environment

About one in five electric vehicles in the U.S. is within PG&E’s service area. The utility is encouraging the shift to EVs with the greening of its own fleet and supporting additional charging infrastructure. Supporting EVs is just another way PG&E is helping to improve the environment.

October 22, 2015

Building a Better California

We are creating a “plug and play” capacity that will allow customers to connect their own equipment to the grid, from rooftop solar panels to storage batteries and intelligent thermostats. For example, we are proposing to install thousands of electric vehicle charging stations across the length and breadth of our 70,000-square-mile service area.

October 20, 2015

Conservation at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon, in Good Hands

Kelly Kephart, an associate terrestrial biologist at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, has a passion and commitment for the environment. She’s part of a new generation of conservationists showing that nuclear science reaches far beyond energy generation.

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October 15, 2015

In Butte County, PG&E Helps Threatened Salmon with Added Cold Water

Every year, PG&E transfers water from watershed as part of its hydroelectric power system. That imported, cooler water helps threatened salmon that lives in the steep canyons of Butte County. As this video shows, that practice has never been more important, especially during California’s drought.

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October 7, 2015

PG&E Stands with Lawmakers as Governor Signs Landmark Climate Change Legislation

The newly-signed Senate Bill 350 will have far-reaching implications on climate change and will further position California to lead the nation in clean energy. PG&E supported the new legislation that increases that state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard and doubles state energy efficiency targets.

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October 6, 2015

PG&E Helps Build Trail to Celebrate National Public Lands Day

PG&E employees and local volunteers donated their time to improve scenic, public coastal lands and PG&E provided a $50,000 grant to the Conservation Lands Foundation

September 21, 2015

Of Bees, Birds and Chillin’ Chinook: All in a Sustainable Day at PG&E

Catalina Reyes’ summer job is keeping fish cool. Not in a display case at the local market, but in the upper reaches of Butte Creek, where it winds through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

September 4, 2015

PG&E and Save Our Shores Help Restore Beauty of Cowell Beach

In what has become an annual event, about two dozen PG&E employees worked with Save Our Shores to remove trash, litter and other debris from a Santa Cruz area beach.

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August 19, 2015

PG&E Names Melissa Lavinson as Chief Sustainability Officer

Melissa Lavinson, currently vice president of Federal Affairs, will take on an expanded role as chief sustainability officer. In her new role, she will focus on continuous improvement of the company’s national leadership on sustainability practices.

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July 15, 2015

Farmers on DCPP Property Help Maintain PG&E’s Land Stewardship Commitment

Two farmers continue a longtime tradition of cattle grazing on PG&E property north and south of Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County and they are doing so in a way that helps preserve plants and native habitat.

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June 23, 2015

PG&E Delays Construction Project after Discovery of Golden Eagles

When PG&E’s Johnnie Kinard looked into the sky at a construction project, he saw two golden eagles. That led to delaying the project until after the nesting season, another example of how the utility protects birds.

May 20, 2015

Bay Point Library Gets a Face-lift Thanks to PG&E Volunteers

PG&E volunteers traded pencils for paint brushes and spent the day on May 1 volunteering at Habitat for Humanity’s public library revitalization in Bay Point in Contra Costa County.

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