Environment


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July 25, 2012

VIDEO: PG&E Dives In to Count Threatened Salmon

Every year, over three days, PG&E partners with the California Department of Fish and Game to count the threatened Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon. This year’s salmon count has revealed one of the largest populations of the fish since 1954.

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May 31, 2012

With a Last-Minute Helping Hand, Cleanup Project Finishes in Time for Celebration

As PG&E crews were working hard to complete an environmental cleanup project at a popular Mexican restaurant in Watsonville before the Cinco de Mayo holiday, a car wreck threatened to scuttle the deadline effort. But, thanks to some quick thinking and assistance from PG&E, that didn’t happen.

May 25, 2012

PG&E Joins Bay Area Leaders in Effort to Combat Climate Change

Bay Area elected officials joined business leaders, including PG&E’s Steve Malnight, to celebrate the third anniversary of the Bay Area Climate Collaborative on Friday (May 25).

May 20, 2012

Tips for Watching Sunday’s Eclipse from PG&E’s John Lindsey

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.

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May 16, 2012

PG&E Veteran: Huge Potential for Hydropower Growth

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.

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May 16, 2012

Chance Encounter with Hydropower Started a Career

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.

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May 9, 2012

PG&E Gives Frogs a Leg Up

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.

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May 8, 2012

Baby Falcons Born at PG&E Nameless No More

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 Helps Fund Creek Restoration

PG&E is helping fund a restoration project for middle school students to help preserve Arroyo Grande Creek habitat in San Luis Obispo County.

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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.

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