May 20, 2012
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.
May 16, 2012
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.
May 16, 2012
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.
May 9, 2012
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.
May 8, 2012
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 is helping fund a restoration project for middle school students to help preserve Arroyo Grande Creek habitat in San Luis Obispo County.
May 3, 2012
PG&E and the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group (SCPBRC) are asking people to submit potential names for the two baby girl and two baby boy falcons. Customers can submit potential names for the baby falcons along with the reason they chose a particular name via Twitter to @PGE4Me including #pgefalcons in the tweet.
April 30, 2012
PG&E and its employees supported Arbor Day activities throughout Northern and Central California.PG&E has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Line USA utility every year since 1995.
April 27, 2012
PG&E has powered down Unit 2 at its Diablo Canyon Power Plant after a migration of small jellyfish-like creatures known as sea salps.The plant will return to full power as soon as it is safe to do so, and conditions warrant.
April 26, 2012
Steve Kline, PG&E’s first chief sustainability officer, talks about the company’s environmental stewardship and its sustainability culture. Kline, who retires this month after 32 years at PG&E, helped foster that culture and says he knows that it will continue to be vitally important to PG&E and its customers going forward.
April 25, 2012
This week, several experts from the University of California Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group visited PG&E’s headquarters on 77 Beale Street in San Francisco to band four young peregrine falcons.
April 23, 2012
Glenn Stewart, the director of the University of California Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, stepped onto the ledge on the building’s 33rd floor and banded each of the young falcons. Stewart also was able to determine the sex of each chick – two boys and two girls, “all healthy,” he said.
April 16, 2012
PG&E workers, their families and friends – most wearing teal-blue company T-shirts – were armed with hammers, pruning shears and other tools as they broke through the morning stillness at 16 recreational sites. PG&E provided a $265,000 grant to the parks foundation and to participating parks for supplies and materials required to complete Earth Day and Park Champions Program projects and PG&E has given more than $1.5 million since the partnership began.
March 30, 2012
As a worldwide online audience of bird lovers watched with excitement, three of four peregrine falcon eggs hatched in a nesting on a ledge high above PG&E’s headquarters.
March 19, 2012
URS Corporation, also known as URS Corporation Americas, and its subsidiary Cleveland Wrecking Company, will handle the demolition. URS is a global engineering, construction and technical services firm that has been involved in challenging projects, including the Hoover Dam, the Trans-Atlanta Pipeline and reconstruction of the World Trade Center site.