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August 2, 2016

PG&E Leaders Talk Energy Policy, Workforce and Smart Cities in Philadelphia

Political conventions aren’t just for presidential candidates and their supporters. They also offer an opportunity for leaders of all kinds to exchange ideas on the important issues of our time.

July 20, 2016

Thinking Big: Geisha Williams on How the Evolving Grid Is Poised to Combat Climate Change

In the 1960s, America had the Right Stuff, aiming to land on the moon early in the decade and achieving it by decades’ end. We still do, says Geisha Williams, president, PG&E Electric, in the current issue of Electric Perspectives, a bi-monthly magazine published by the Edison Electric Institute.

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June 8, 2016

Newsweek Ranks PG&E as Nation’s Greenest Energy Provider

In one of the most recognized global measures of corporate environmental performance, PG&E has been ranked as the nation’s greenest energy company by Newsweek. PG&E placed first among electric and natural gas utilities, and No. 15 overall, in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings of the 500-largest publicly traded companies in the United States.

April 22, 2016

PG&E Named No. 2 Utility Among 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2016

PG&E has again been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine.

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April 20, 2016

Brown Bag Build Celebrates PG&E, Habitat for Humanity Solar Partnership

Second annual lunchtime event celebrates Solar Habitat Program in which PG&E has funded the cost of solar panels on all new Habitat homes in Northern and Central California.

April 13, 2016

Adapting the Utility Business Model to a Clean-Energy Future

PG&E’s Pat Hogan, senior vice president of electric transmission and distribution, talked recently about how the shift to renewables is affecting the traditional utility business model at The California Renewables Rush conference.

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April 11, 2016

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

Funding from PG&E will provide rooftop solar for nearly 100 homes in 17 Habitat for Humanity locations in Northern and Central California, part of of the company’s ongoing commitment to the Solar Habitat Program. The announcement coincides with the second annual Brown Bag Build in Redwood City.

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March 30, 2016

New Stockton Regional Office a Vision in Energy Efficiency

PG&E’s new regional office in Stockton is energy efficient. And that’s a good thing as the company is focused on helping customers every day save energy and money.

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March 17, 2016

High School Students Share Experience of Taking Part in PG&E’s Solar Suitcase Program

The Bakersfield students learned about electricity and how to build solar-powered suitcases to provide light. But they said the resulting global impact of their work, knowing it will help communities in Kenya, is the greatest benefit.

March 3, 2016

Solar Rebates Provide Millions for Public Safety

Three new solar projects are expected to save Madera County millions annually and have qualified the county for rebates under the California Solar Initiative.

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March 1, 2016

PG&E, Habitat for Humanity Dedicate New Zero Net Energy Home to Deserving Families

PG&E recently participated in Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County’s home dedication event to celebrate the completion of two new homes built for families in Stockton. But these aren’t your regular run-of-the-mill houses. They are zero net energy homes.

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February 25, 2016

PG&E Achieves Major Renewable Energy Milestone

California and PG&E continue to set the pace as national leaders in clean energy and greenhouse gas reductions. PG&E, one of the cleanest utilities in the nation, has announced that the renewable energy it delivers to its customers has reached nearly 30 percent.

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February 9, 2016

Karen Austin on LinkedIn: How to Break Down Barriers for Mutual Gain

In her new LinkedIn Influencer blog post, PG&E Chief Information Officer Karen Austin discusses how sharing knowledge and information is the best way to break down barriers at work. She says the partnerships aren’t always obvious, and frequently require extra effort, but they almost always yield mutual benefits.

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February 3, 2016

Customers Can Now Go 100 Percent Solar with PG&E’s Solar Choice Program

PG&E has launched PG&E’s Solar Choice program, extending the option for 100 percent solar power to customers who are not planning to install rooftop solar panels.

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December 30, 2015

Year in Review: PG&E Responds to Wildfires, Highlights Safe Digging at New York Stock Exchange and More

As 2015 comes to an end, Currents looks back at some of the PG&E stories we’ve covered over the year — from the massive response to major wildfires to calling attention to safe digging practices at the New York Stock Exchange.

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