Environment


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.

Eel River Salmon
January 25, 2012

VIDEO: PG&E Partners with Fish & Game to Count Salmon in the Eel River

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.

Monterey mgp before-and-after
January 24, 2012

PG&E Completes Environmental Projects in Monterey, Madera, Watsonville, Tracy

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.

Quincy High School Forest Enhance,ent Project
January 20, 2012

Students Get First-hand Lesson on Forest Preservation

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.

Ken Salazar, Silvia Aldana
January 19, 2012

PG&E Joins Interior Secretary to Support American Latino Heritage Fund

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

City Honors PG&E Facility for its Composting

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 Makes Donation After Substation Issue Settlement

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.…

Technological advances are helping to create better plastics and more recycled plastics.
December 27, 2011

Just One Word: Plastics. OK, Two Words: Better Plastics

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.

Solar Decathalon - Harvest the Rain
December 13, 2011

Harvest the Rain This Winter

Even if you don’t have much interest in farming, there’s one valuable commodity you should consider harvesting this winter: rainwater.

PG&E's Thomas Allen, director of new generation construction, leads members of the media, elected officials and guests on a tour of the former Kern Power Plant on Monday. (Photos by Tracy Correa.)
December 12, 2011

PG&E Commits to Kern Power Plant Demolition

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.

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