Environment


August 3, 2012

Bass Lake: Both Hydroelectric Reservoir and Popular Resort

This week, Currents looks at some of the recreation spots in Northern and Central California that results from PG&E’s hydroelectric operations and other operations. Today, the spotlight is on Bass Lake, just south of Yosemite National Park.

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August 2, 2012

Trails Near Diablo Canyon Plant Offer Stunning Views of Coastal Scenery

This week, Currents looks at places in PG&E’s service area where camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed. Today, the spotlight is on two spectacular trails near Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County.

PG&E and Recreation
August 1, 2012

Lake Almanor Offers Scenery and More Where the Sierra Nevada Meet the Cascades

This week, Currents looks at places in PG&E’s service area where camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed. Today, the spotlight is on Lake Almanor, a large reservoir in Plumas County in northeastern California.

PG&E and Recreation
July 31, 2012

Wishon and Courtright Reservoirs Offer Camping, Fishing with Mountain Backdrop

This week, Currents looks at places in PG&E’s service area where camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed. Today, the spotlight is on Lake Wishon and Courtright Reservoirs, located in remote Fresno County.

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July 30, 2012

PG&E’s Hydro System Provides Clean Power, Plenty of Places to Play

This week, Currents looks at some of the places in PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California where camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed. These are available due to PG&E hydroelectric system and other operations. This story gives an overview of the company’s hydroelectric system and highlights some popular spots and some hidden gems.

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July 27, 2012

Success Story: Wetlands Conservation and the Return of Migratory Birds

Glenn Olson of the National Audubon Society was joined in Washington, D.C., today by PG&E’s Diane Ross-leech in a discussion on the success of the North American Migratory Bird Joint Venture project.

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July 25, 2012

VIDEO: PG&E Dives In to Count Threatened Salmon

Every year, over three days, PG&E partners with the California Department of Fish and Game to count the threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon. This year’s salmon count has revealed one of the largest populations of the fish since 1954.

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May 31, 2012

With a Last-Minute Helping Hand, Cleanup Project Finishes in Time for Celebration

As PG&E crews were working hard to complete an environmental cleanup project at a popular Mexican restaurant in Watsonville before the Cinco de Mayo holiday, a car wreck threatened to scuttle the deadline effort. But, thanks to some quick thinking and assistance from PG&E, that didn’t happen.

May 25, 2012

PG&E Joins Bay Area Leaders in Effort to Combat Climate Change

Bay Area elected officials joined business leaders, including PG&E’s Steve Malnight, to celebrate the third anniversary of the Bay Area Climate Collaborative on Friday (May 25).

May 20, 2012

Tips for Watching Sunday’s Eclipse from PG&E’s John Lindsey

A rare annular eclipse will occur on Sunday. About a 200-mile-wide path of the moon’s shadow will begin its journey in China at sunrise and race across the Pacific, reaching the rugged Northern California coastline centered near Eureka at 5:10 p.m. Sunday evening. The moon’s shadow will cross California in a diagonal, southwesterly line from Eureka along the coast to Redding in the northern Sacramento Valley, then on to Chico before heading into Nevada near Reno. The moon’s shadow will reach Texas right at about sunset and should produce some amazingly beautiful photographic opportunities.

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May 16, 2012

PG&E Veteran: Huge Potential for Hydropower Growth

PG&E runs the country’s largest privately-owned hydropower system. Its 68 powerhouses from Redding to Bakersfield provide nearly 4,000 megawatts of safe, reliable and renewable energy—enough electricity to power 4 million homes. In this story, a PG&E executive and national leader on hydropower issues speaks about the potential for this resource.

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May 16, 2012

Chance Encounter with Hydropower Started a Career

David Moller began his long career in hydropower with a college internship at PG&E. Find out about his first project, helping design and build the historic Helms pumped storage facility.

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May 9, 2012

PG&E Gives Frogs a Leg Up

An ecological group headed by PG&E is helping a species of frog reach a tributary in Butte County without having to cross a highway.

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May 8, 2012

Baby Falcons Born at PG&E Nameless No More

After a contest that generated hundreds of names from PG&E customers, the utility proudly announced the names of four baby falcons that hatched on ledge high above the company’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco.

May 4, 2012

PG&E Helps Fund Creek Restoration

PG&E is helping fund a restoration project for middle school students to help preserve Arroyo Grande Creek habitat in San Luis Obispo County.

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