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July 23, 2015

PG&E Commits $1 Million to Solar-Powered Habitat for Humanity Homes

The Solar Habitat Program supports 18 local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and will provide solar power on 79 homes throughout Northern and Central California. For 10 years, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has provided more than $9.6 million to help meet the housing needs of deserving families.

July 21, 2015

PG&E Surpasses 10,000 Solar Customers in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Jose

PG&E is celebrating the connection of 10,000 solar customers each in three of California’s largest cities — Bakersfield, Fresno and San Jose — as part of PG&E’s milestone of connecting the 175,000th solar customer to its electric grid. It’s clear: California residents are blazing a trail for solar adoption supporting a clean energy future.

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July 20, 2015

VIDEO: Solar Jobs Up for Grabs at PG&E-Sponsored Fair in San Francisco

PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco was the site of a solar job fair as hundreds of job seekers came to look for employment in a growing industry.As this video shows, the utility teamed with nonprofit Grid Alternatives on the job fair that provided professional photos for social networks, resume reviews and mock interviews.

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July 15, 2015

PG&E Grows Solar with $100,000 Grant to GRID Alternatives

PG&E pledged $100,000 to GRID Alternatives to ensure solar is reaching underserved communities throughout Northern and Central California.The announcement this week comes in support of the Obama administration’s recent call to increase access to solar energy for low- and moderate-income communities.

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July 8, 2015

PG&E Hosts San Jose Mayor, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO for Mayor’s Town Hall

Important issues — ranging from energy efficiency to helping businesses reduce energy costs — were discussed during a taped Town Hall Meeting with PG&E’s Helen Burt and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

June 25, 2015

What Will the Future of Energy Look Like? (Hint: It’s the Color of Kermit the Frog)

If we’re doing our jobs right in the utility industry, customers don’t notice us much. The lights stay on, the gas keeps flowing, and people continue to live comfortably. But behind the scenes, a lot of strategizing and prognosticating is going on as PG&E leader Elisabeth Brinton shared at this week’s Grid Edge Live.

June 15, 2015

PG&E CEO Explains Why He is Charged Up about the Utility Industry

For an in-depth look at where PG&E stands on a host of timely topics, I invite you to check out a Q&A with Chairman and CEO Tony Earley in the recent issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly, a magazine covering the utility industry.

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May 13, 2015

PG&E’s Tony Earley: Innovation, Integration and Collaboration Will Drive Sustainable Energy Future

At the 1776 Conference in Washington this week, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley spoke on how to successfully build the right kind energy future. It will take innovation, integration and collaboration, reports Tim Fitzpatrick, PG&E’s chief communications officer, in his latest PG&E Perspectives.

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May 4, 2015

VIDEO: At Annual Meeting, PG&E Pledges Continued Investment in Safe, Reliable, Affordable and Clean Energy

PG&E is continuing its progress on improving the safety and reliability of its service, as well as on efforts to keep its bills affordable and to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for California, the company said today at its annual shareholders meeting.

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April 29, 2015

PG&E Earns Top Place in Solar Industry Report for Seventh Year in a Row

PG&E has been recognized by the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) as a national leader in solar power for the seventh year in a row. SEPA’s eighth annual Utility Solar Rankings report measures newly installed solar power units connected over the course of 2014. PG&E earned the first place ranking in the Solar Megawatts category with more than 1,500 megawatts installed within its service area, equivalent to powering more than 320,000 homes.

April 16, 2015

What We Need to Do to Keep California Golden

As Chief Communications Officer Tim Fitzpatrick writes in this PG&E Perspectives, the company is on the forefront of innovation. Tony Earley, PG&E’s CEO and chairman, is a task force co-chair of the Bay Area Council’s 21st Century Infrastructure Initiative, and spoke about it this week.

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April 8, 2015

PG&E Meets Spring Break Request to School District Going Solar

The last step for a San Luis Obispo County school to go solar involved getting a new transformer. So when the school district asked PG&E to perform the work during the school’s spring break this week, the utility’s Division Leadership Team made it happen.

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March 27, 2015

PG&E Helps Marine Mammal Center Celebrate a Milestone, Save Energy with Solar

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito celebrated 40 years of education and rescuing sea animals on Thursday (March 26), and PG&E was on hand to acknowledge its partner.

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March 27, 2015

At Wall Street Journal Conference, CEO Earley Sees ‘Great Opportunity’ in Building the Utility of the Future

At a conference sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said that utilities are focused on building a 21st-century infrastructure that not only maximizes the benefits of emerging energy technologies for customers, but also allows meaningful progress on environmental goals, fuels economic growth and ensures the continued safety, reliability and affordability of electricity and natural gas.

March 25, 2015

PG&E Unveils Solar Education Program to Oakland High School Students

PG&E’s newest education program gives high school students the opportunity to build portable solar devices that will be delivered to provide energy to orphanages, schools and medical clinics in Kenya. These solar suitcases also are teaching young people about the principles of clean energy.

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