Environment


Falcon Banding Naming
May 3, 2012

Deadline for Falcon Naming Event is Friday

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 Supports Arbor Day Events Around California

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

Diablo Canyon Powers Down after Sea Salp Migration

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.

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April 26, 2012

In Profile: Steve Kline, PG&E’s First Chief Sustainability Officer

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.

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April 25, 2012

Banding Falcons High Atop PG&E Building

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

Scientists Band Baby Falcons High Atop PG&E Building

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.

Earth Day 2012: Millerton
April 16, 2012

More than 1,000 PG&E Volunteers Clean, Restore State Parks for Earth Day

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.

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March 30, 2012

Falcon Eggs Hatch High Above PG&E Headquarters

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

Contractor Hired for Kern Power Plant Demolition

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.

Morro Audubon Volunteers
March 19, 2012

PG&E Gives $10,000 to Support Nature Preserve

PG&E presented a $10,000 check to the Morro Coast Audubon Society on Friday (March 16) that will be used for improvements – including handicapped-accessible access – at the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in San Luis Obispo County. The check presentation coincided with a volunteer event where PG&E employees worked alongside community members removing invasive veldt grass mixed in with native plants the society is attempting to protect at the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve.

March 7, 2012

Plant Right Tree in the Right Place as California Celebrates Arbor Day

The ecologically-admirable act of planting a tree might seem harmless – and generally it is – but planting the wrong type of tree too close to overhead power lines can cause problems.

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March 6, 2012

Many Streams Define the Life and Times of Jim Adams, PG&E’s First Biologist

In 1962, Jim Adams joined the company as its first staff biologist. His primary interest was evaluating how power plants impacted aquatic life, and how water flow reductions from reservoir impoundments and diversions affected fish such as trout.

February 16, 2012

With Electric Cars, Where You Drive Is Important, Too

As a daily commuter, your environmental tire print may depend as much on where you drive as what you drive. That’s one implication of a new study showing that in China, electric vehicles actually cause more harmful air pollution, including deadly particulates and greenhouse gases, than conventional gasoline-powered cars.

San Francisco Aquarium of the Bay
January 26, 2012

Aquarium Inspires Wonder of Marine Life

The utility is underwriting the free day at the aquarium to allow its customers and others the chance to experience its many wonders. PG&E’s sponsorship is another example of its commitment to environmental education and to giving back to the communities it serves.

Fresno Bright Ideas
January 25, 2012

PG&E Bright Ideas Grants Helping More Schools

The future just got a little bit brighter for schools throughout PG&E’s service area celebrating recent Bright Ideas Grant awards of up to $10,000. The $1,000 to $10,000 grants have been awarded since 2005 and support programs that focus on renewable energy through local green or sustainable solar-related energy projects in public schools.

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