March 19, 2012
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
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.
March 6, 2012
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
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.
January 26, 2012
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.
January 25, 2012
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.
January 25, 2012
At its Van Arsdale Dam in Mendocino County, PG&E works with the California Department of Fish & Game to monitor and measure the seasonal run of salmon and steelhead.
January 24, 2012
PG&E completed several long-term environmental cleanup projects in 2010 and 2011. Several involved former manufactured gas plants, which provided heat and lighting for homes and businesses from the late 1800s until around 1930.
January 20, 2012
A group of students from Quincy High School in Plumas County received a hands-on lesson in preserving forest habitat thanks to a pilot project and help from PG&E. The goal of the three-month project was to teach students about improving forest habitat near their school.
January 19, 2012
PG&E was among a small number of companies and dignitaries invited to a dinner in Los Angeles with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to support the American Latino Heritage Fund.
January 18, 2012
San Carlos city officials will present one of its annual Green Business Awards on Thursday (Jan. 19) to PG&E’s San Carlos facility for its successful composting program. Currently, two-thirds of all waste there is recycled.
January 12, 2012
PG&E has agreed to donate $50,000 as part of a settlement reached with California Public Utilities Commission related to construction of the Seventh Standard Substation in northwest Bakersfield.…
December 27, 2011
In the great 1967 film “The Graduate,” young Benjamin famously learns the one-word secret of success: Plastics. “There’s a great future in plastics,” confides his father’s friend, Mr. Maguire.
December 13, 2011
Even if you don’t have much interest in farming, there’s one valuable commodity you should consider harvesting this winter: rainwater.
December 12, 2011
Demolition of the remaining structures and cleanup at the former Kern Power Plant will begin in March, PG&E officials announced alongside local government officials Monday (Dec. 12) at a press conference and tour at the site.