Environment


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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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May 18, 2015

PG&E, State Parks Encourage Water Enthusiasts to Adapt to the Effects of the Drought

California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and PG&E are warning water enthusiasts not to become complacent because of the drought, and to take serious precautions when in or near water this spring and summer.

May 14, 2015

PG&E Vice President Urges Congress to Take Action on Hydropower Relicensing

PG&E’s Randy Livingston testified before a Congressional committee this week about reforms needed to make the hydropower relicensing process more efficient.

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May 13, 2015

PG&E Employees Say Biking to Work Improves Their Health and the Environment

On Thursday, more than 50 PG&E San Francisco employees are expected to pedal their way to work as part of Bike to Work day. The event has been celebrated for 21 years, but for employees like Patricia Gideon, biking to work isn’t just an annual event, it is part of her daily life.

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April 17, 2015

Bakersfield: Kit Fox Recovery Recognized with PG&E Donation, Volunteer Event

PG&E donates $6,500 to organizations that treated a sick kit fox recovered at the Bakersfield Service Center earlier this year and employees clean up animal zoo in honor of Month of Service.

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April 15, 2015

PG&E Planting Thousands of Trees in Los Padres National Forest on Behalf of Customers Who Ditch Paper Bills

PG&E has extended its partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to plant new trees in the wildfire-stricken Los Padres National Forest on behalf of customers who enroll in paperless billing during the month of April in honor of Earth Day.

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March 31, 2015

Study Shows Upgrades to Natural Gas System Helping to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

PG&E’s natural gas system contributed to the findings of a comprehensive, peer-reviewed study published online today (March 31) in Environmental Science and Technology that confirms methane emissions from local natural gas systems have significantly decreased in the past 20 years.

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