Environment


December 13, 2012

The Highs and Lows of a Phenomenon Called ‘King Tides’

These past few days have seen the phenomenon of “king tides” along the California coast. “King tides” refers to tides that are the highest and lowest of the year that are usually separated by less than 12 hours.

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December 10, 2012

Community Volunteers Help Restore Creek; PG&E Supports Nature Restoration Trust

On Dec. 8, PG&E, along with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and community volunteers with the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed worked to restore three acres of shoreline along Marsh Creek in Contra Costa County in one of the fastest urbanizing watersheds in California.

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November 28, 2012

PG&E Environmental Projects Applauded by Wildlife Habitat Council

Several PG&E environmental projects were highlighted at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s annual award ceremony held in Baltimore recently. That included archeological field work with a Cal Poly professor and his students on PG&E land near Diablo Canyon Power Plant.

October 30, 2012

Let Your Smart Phone Do the Greening

Smart phones can help you lead a greener life if you load them with the right applications. A good place to start is the Sierra Club’s recent list of Top 10 Smartphone Apps for an Eco-Friendly Home and Lifestyle. Most of the apps are free and the rest cost as little as 99 cents, a small enough investment in a more sustainable world.

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October 25, 2012

From Endangered Butterflies to Battery-Powered Bucket Trucks: PG&E Honors Its Environmental Innovators

PG&E’s highlighted its commitment to the environment and sustainability by honoring employees with one of the utility’s most prestigious awards. The employees were responsible for three important projects,including developing battery-powered bucket trucks and protecting endangered butterflies and the California condor.

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October 16, 2012

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Visits PG&E’s Battle Creek Restoration Project

Michael L. Connor, Commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, today (Oct. 16) toured the Battle Creek Habitat Restoration project that is in the process of restoring 48 miles of streams and tributaries for salmon and steelhead habitat.

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October 10, 2012

Hinkley-area Youth Develop Career Skills in PG&E Jobs Program

Albert Gutierrez is one of eight young adults – ages 18-to 24-years old – participating in the Hinkley Career Training Program. The program is funded with a $38,000 grant from PG&E to the Career Institute, an organization that specializes on career-building services for young adults.

October 8, 2012

PG&E Harvesting Trees Damaged by Chips Fire

PG&E has started to remove fire-damaged trees to improve the forest health on its property in the areas burned by the Chips Fire in August in Plumas County.

October 5, 2012

State Official Visits PG&E Project Site to View New Technology in Action

As PG&E works to cleanup a facility in Sacramento that was used decades ago to make gas for heating and lighting, the utility has incorporated a technology that’s being used for the first time at a project like this in California. Last month, the director of the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), which regulates such projects, toured PG&E’s job site to see the new technology.

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October 4, 2012

Full Circle Blends Funding and Talent to Help Bay Area Nonprofits

The Full Circle Fund is a unique organization that brings together corporate sponsors and working professionals to help nonprofits.PG&E has provided some funding and three of its employees are making a real and lasting impact on causes that are important to them.

:  PG&E employee Debra Magana and her granddaughter Brenna participated in California Coastal Cleanup Day, and found an old basketball on Old Port Beach. (Photo by John Lindsey.)
September 21, 2012

PG&E Employees Join California Coastal Cleanup Effort

Dozens of PG&E employees and their families and friends helped improve California’s coast recently. They took part in California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 15.

September 20, 2012

Wetlands Restoration Project Will Improve 475 Acres

PG&E soon will start work to improve approximately 475 acres of wetland habitat in the McArthur Swamp near Big Lake in northeastern Shasta County. The project was initiated in cooperation with the California Waterfowl Association (CWA) and is part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s license conditions for PG&E’s Pit 1 hydroelectric project.

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September 20, 2012

PG&E’s Sustainability Report Shows Focus on Customers, Progress with Safety

PG&E has released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. The online report serves as a broad overview of PG&E’s commitment to the environment, its employees and the safety and economic vitality of the many diverse customers and communities it serves.

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September 14, 2012

PG&E Named to Prestigious Sustainability Lists

PG&E has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index in recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable future for its customers and communities, its employees and the environment.

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August 30, 2012

VIDEO: Tony Earley Reflects on ‘Rewarding, Challenging’ First Year at PG&E, Talks about What’s Ahead

Tony Earley, PG&E’s chairman, CEO and president, has been with the company for nearly a year. On Thursday, he met with reporters to talk about the utility’s efforts and its priorities.”We’ve made a lot of progress this year,” he said.

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