December 10, 2012
On Dec. 8, PG&E, along with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and community volunteers with the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed worked to restore three acres of shoreline along Marsh Creek in Contra Costa County in one of the fastest urbanizing watersheds in California.
November 28, 2012
Several PG&E environmental projects were highlighted at the Wildlife Habitat Council’s annual award ceremony held in Baltimore recently. That included archeological field work with a Cal Poly professor and his students on PG&E land near Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
October 30, 2012
Smart phones can help you lead a greener life if you load them with the right applications. A good place to start is the Sierra Club’s recent list of Top 10 Smartphone Apps for an Eco-Friendly Home and Lifestyle. Most of the apps are free and the rest cost as little as 99 cents, a small enough investment in a more sustainable world.
October 25, 2012
PG&E’s highlighted its commitment to the environment and sustainability by honoring employees with one of the utility’s most prestigious awards. The employees were responsible for three important projects,including developing battery-powered bucket trucks and protecting endangered butterflies and the California condor.
October 16, 2012
Michael L. Connor, Commissioner of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, today (Oct. 16) toured the Battle Creek Habitat Restoration project that is in the process of restoring 48 miles of streams and tributaries for salmon and steelhead habitat.
October 10, 2012
Albert Gutierrez is one of eight young adults – ages 18-to 24-years old – participating in the Hinkley Career Training Program. The program is funded with a $38,000 grant from PG&E to the Career Institute, an organization that specializes on career-building services for young adults.
October 8, 2012
PG&E has started to remove fire-damaged trees to improve the forest health on its property in the areas burned by the Chips Fire in August in Plumas County.
October 5, 2012
As PG&E works to cleanup a facility in Sacramento that was used decades ago to make gas for heating and lighting, the utility has incorporated a technology that’s being used for the first time at a project like this in California. Last month, the director of the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), which regulates such projects, toured PG&E’s job site to see the new technology.
October 4, 2012
The Full Circle Fund is a unique organization that brings together corporate sponsors and working professionals to help nonprofits.PG&E has provided some funding and three of its employees are making a real and lasting impact on causes that are important to them.
September 21, 2012
Dozens of PG&E employees and their families and friends helped improve California’s coast recently. They took part in California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 15.
September 20, 2012
PG&E soon will start work to improve approximately 475 acres of wetland habitat in the McArthur Swamp near Big Lake in northeastern Shasta County. The project was initiated in cooperation with the California Waterfowl Association (CWA) and is part of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s license conditions for PG&E’s Pit 1 hydroelectric project.
September 20, 2012
PG&E has released its 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. The online report serves as a broad overview of PG&E’s commitment to the environment, its employees and the safety and economic vitality of the many diverse customers and communities it serves.
September 14, 2012
PG&E has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index in recognition of the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable future for its customers and communities, its employees and the environment.
August 30, 2012
Tony Earley, PG&E’s chairman, CEO and president, has been with the company for nearly a year. On Thursday, he met with reporters to talk about the utility’s efforts and its priorities.”We’ve made a lot of progress this year,” he said.
August 3, 2012
This week, Currents looks at some of the recreation spots in Northern and Central California that results from PG&E’s hydroelectric operations and other operations. Today, the spotlight is on Bass Lake, just south of Yosemite National Park.