November 7, 2013
PG&E has concluded the final year of a four-year hydroelectric safety and reliability project in Placer and Nevada counties. As this Currents video story shows, the work involved removing hazard trees from 3,200 acres of PG&E-owned land in the Sierra Nevada.
November 5, 2013
PG&E recently completed a four-month environmental cleanup project at the Oakland Power Plant site. The project was an example of PG&E’s commitment to cleaning up its historic properties, its focus on its environmental responsibilities and on the importance of community involvement, including working with a local employment organization.
October 8, 2013
Low-carbon cement could make building a green process. As Jonathan Marshall writes in his NEXT100 blog, several Bay Area buildings have already used this new product.
September 30, 2013
International Red Panda Day was celebrated on Sunday (Sept. 29) at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, thanks to the sponsorship of PG&E.
September 26, 2013
Since 2010, PG&E has organized several volunteer events at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge aimed at helping the endangered Lange’s metalmark butterfly. PG&E volunteers come out at least twice a year to help remove invasive plants to make the area more suitable for the host plant of the butterfly. So far, the effort is working.
September 19, 2013
San Francisco ties for third on list for the most energy-efficient American cities while Sacramento and San Jose are not far behind.
September 17, 2013
A recent report says nitrogen fertilizers and manure are agriculture’s main contributor to the “greenhouse effect.” A new technology could help farmers drastically reduce their use of nitrogen fertilizers by inserting nitrogen-fixing bacteria into the cells of all their crops.
September 4, 2013
PG&E’s Department of Natural Resource Management is using hundreds of Spanish Boer Cross goats to reduce timber fuels on 100 acres near where the wildfire burned in 2009. As this Currents video story shows, the goats are putting some real teeth into this important fire-prevention activity.
August 28, 2013
PG&E supports a wide array of programs that teach energy efficiency to students. Here’s a look at how several of those programs helped one teen to turn his life around by focusing on environmental causes.
July 19, 2013
The Lahontan Water Board approved the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the cleanup of hexavalent chromium in Hinkley on July 17. PG&E said the action represents an important step in moving toward a final remedial approach for Hinkley.
July 12, 2013
PG&E’s major remodeling of its San Francisco Service Center Garage at 2270 Folsom Street has earned the highest possible “green” rating – a first for the utility.
July 3, 2013
Bird-lovers worldwide have enjoyed following the exploits of the peregrine falcons who nest atop PG&E’s building in downtown San Francisco. This year, none of the eggs hatched. In this story for Currents, Glenn Stewart of the UC Santa Crus Predatory Bird Group explains why and looks to the future.
June 26, 2013
PG&E has shared a parking lot at one of its job sites to help out this Napa County city during the busy summer tourist season. The 40-space parking lot on Mitchell Drive in downtown St. Helena is free and open to the public.
May 1, 2013
A scientific approach to cleaning up the site of a former manufactured gas plant in Santa Rosa allows PG&E and its regulators time to do the job right, but it doesn’t eliminate the need to move forward with this important work — something PG&E is committed to completing, writes PG&E Vice President Janet Loduca in this commentary.
April 16, 2013
Corporate Responsibility magazine ranks PG&E 37th on list of 100 publicly-held companies for dedication to sustainability .