August 1, 2014

Ocean Meets Sea of PG&E Blue at Beach Cleanup

One of the teams that oversees PG&E’s safe and reliable electric operations was a sea of blue this week during a cleanup at Monterey’s Del Monte Beach. It was one of the company’s largest ever volunteer events.

July 7, 2014

PG&E Recycles a Mountain of Metals

Last year, PG&E recycled about 25 million pounds of metal — copper, aluminum, iron, stainless steel, and other types. That’s equal to the weight of about 9,000 Toyota Corollas, writes Jonathan Marshall in his Next100 blog.

June 25, 2014

Power to the Pollinators

Behind the scenes, PG&E is playing a key role in demonstrating and mobilizing business support for a new “federal strategy to promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators” announced by the White House on Friday, June 20.

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June 20, 2014

VIDEO: PG&E Avian Plan Protects Birds and Keeps the Lights on for Customers

As this video story shows, PG&E’s Avian Protection Plan works to keep birds safe and power flowing. “They have a really good program,” says a representative from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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June 16, 2014

PG&E Helping Butte Creek Salmon during Drought

PG&E is adjusting its hydroelectric operations this year to support Butte Creek salmon during the severe drought

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May 15, 2014

PG&E Expands Use of Goats, Sheep to Reduce Fire Risk as State Faces Very Dry Summer

In Placer County, PG&E has expanded its use of goats and sheep to reduce the dry vegetation around more than 400 acres of its electric and hydroelectric facilities. As a result, the fire risk to the surrounding community has been drastically reduced during an exceptionally dry season as a result of the drought in California.

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May 13, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Help Save the Monterey Pine

PG&E volunteers joined with Greenspace — The Cambria Land Trust to transplant Monterey pine seedlings that will eventually be used to reinvigorate a forest.

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May 7, 2014

Scientists Band Baby Falcons High Atop PG&E’s San Francisco Office

Researchers from the UC Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group put bands on the legs of three baby peregrine falcons who live on a nest high atop PG&E headquarters in San Francisco’s Financial District. The birds — all female and all healthy — will fly away in a few weeks. Before then, PG&E is asking its customers to help name them.

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April 14, 2014

Falcons Eggs Hatch on Top of PG&E Headquarters

Falcons have been nesting atop PG&E’s headquarters for more than a decade. Today, the eggs hatched.

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March 14, 2014

PG&E-Sponsored Dust Bowl Event Attracts Families

PG&E sponsored the Science of the Dust Bowl event in Bakersfield on Saturday. It gave families a chance to learn about the science and history of this event as well as celebrating the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath.”

March 13, 2014

PG&E Teaches Safety to Children at Arbor Day Celebration

PG&E took to the school yard in Oroville in Butte County to teach schoolchildren about the importance of trees and safety around power lines.

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March 6, 2014

PG&E Wins Award for McArthur Swamp Habitat Restoration

PG&E has been recognized for its wetland habitat improvement project in eastern Shasta County by an engineering society.
The Sacramento Section of the American Civil Engineering Society recognized PG&E and Black & Veatch Corporation with the 2013 Environmental Engineering Project of the Yea

February 21, 2014

Volunteers from PG&E, Fellow Utility Plant Flowers along American River Parkway

Working side-by-side, more than 40 volunteers from PG&E and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District planted flowers under electric transmission lines at the American River Parkway.

February 20, 2014

Paper or Plastic — Turning Bags into Fuel

Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog that plastic bags, which are made from petroleum, can be converted back into surprisingly good transportation fuel, according to a new research.

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January 15, 2014

Chinese Energy Officials Learn about PG&E’s Environmental Successes

Chinese energy officials visited PG&E’s headquarters this week to learn firsthand how the utility works closely with the state of California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protects the environment with its mix of renewable power and many energy efficiency programs.

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