Environment


November 21, 2013

Jellyfish Threaten Ocean Takeover, Impact Nuclear Plants

Jellyfish are wreaking havoc and it could get worse, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog.

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November 7, 2013

VIDEO: Timber Harvest Brings Long-term Benefits to PG&E Customers and Forest

PG&E has concluded the final year of a four-year hydroelectric safety and reliability project in Placer and Nevada counties. As this Currents video story shows, the work involved removing hazard trees from 3,200 acres of PG&E-owned land in the Sierra Nevada.

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November 5, 2013

Oakland Power Plant Cleanup Puts Focus on Environment, Community Involvement

PG&E recently completed a four-month environmental cleanup project at the Oakland Power Plant site. The project was an example of PG&E’s commitment to cleaning up its historic properties, its focus on its environmental responsibilities and on the importance of community involvement, including working with a local employment organization.

October 8, 2013

Concrete Makers Combat Global Warming with Secrets from the Ancient Romans

Low-carbon cement could make building a green process. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, several Bay Area buildings have already used this new product.

September 30, 2013

PG&E Sponsors International Red Panda Day Celebration at Sequoia Park Zoo

International Red Panda Day was celebrated on Sunday (Sept. 29) at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, thanks to the sponsorship of PG&E.

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September 26, 2013

PG&E Continues Work to Protect Endangered Butterfly Near Antioch Dunes

Since 2010, PG&E has organized several volunteer events at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge aimed at helping the endangered Lange’s metalmark butterfly. PG&E volunteers come out at least twice a year to help remove invasive plants to make the area more suitable for the host plant of the butterfly. So far, the effort is working.

September 19, 2013

What’s the Most Energy-Efficient City?

San Francisco ties for third on list for the most energy-efficient American cities while Sacramento and San Jose are not far behind.

September 17, 2013

How to Fix the Environment by Fixing Nitrogen

A recent report says nitrogen fertilizers and manure are agriculture’s main contributor to the “greenhouse effect.” A new technology could help farmers drastically reduce their use of nitrogen fertilizers by inserting nitrogen-fixing bacteria into the cells of all their crops.

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September 4, 2013

PG&E Reduces Fire Risk near Auburn with Grazing Goats

PG&E’s Department of Natural Resource Management is using hundreds of Spanish Boer Cross goats to reduce timber fuels on 100 acres near where the wildfire burned in 2009. As this Currents video story shows, the goats are putting some real teeth into this important fire-prevention activity.

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August 28, 2013

PG&E-Funded Environmental Programs Make a Difference in Teen’s Life

PG&E supports a wide array of programs that teach energy efficiency to students. Here’s a look at how several of those programs helped one teen to turn his life around by focusing on environmental causes.

July 19, 2013

Water Board Approval of Environmental Impact Report an ‘Important Step’

The Lahontan Water Board approved the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the cleanup of hexavalent chromium in Hinkley on July 17. PG&E said the action represents an important step in moving toward a final remedial approach for Hinkley.

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July 12, 2013

Upgraded PG&E Facility Earns LEED Platinum Rating

PG&E’s major remodeling of its San Francisco Service Center Garage at 2270 Folsom Street has earned the highest possible “green” rating – a first for the utility.

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July 3, 2013

Nature Rules the Roost as No Falcons Hatch This Year in PG&E Nest

Bird-lovers worldwide have enjoyed following the exploits of the peregrine falcons who nest atop PG&E’s building in downtown San Francisco. This year, none of the eggs hatched. In this story for Currents, Glenn Stewart of the UC Santa Crus Predatory Bird Group explains why and looks to the future.

June 26, 2013

PG&E Shares Parking Lot During Busy Tourist Season

PG&E has shared a parking lot at one of its job sites to help out this Napa County city during the busy summer tourist season. The 40-space parking lot on Mitchell Drive in downtown St. Helena is free and open to the public.

May 1, 2013

Commentary: PG&E Committed to Cleanup in Downtown Santa Rosa

A scientific approach to cleaning up the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Santa Rosa allows PG&E and its regulators time to do the job right, but it doesn’t eliminate the need to move forward with this important work — something PG&E is committed to completing, writes PG&E Vice President Janet Loduca in this commentary.

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