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November 13, 2017

PG&E Gives $1 Million to Launch Funding Challenge, Helping Communities Respond to Climate Change Events

With a $1 million contribution in shareholder funds, PG&E launched the California Climate Challenge.The corporate-giving initiative will help communities prepare for, withstand, and recover from extreme events caused by climate change

November 10, 2017

PG&E Extends Aerial Patrols to Spot Wildfires, Keep Communities Safe

PG&E has extended its aerial smoke detection patrols in part of its service area by an additional two weeks. The patrols assist the U.S. Forest Service and help with early fire detection and response.

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November 5, 2017

Facts About PG&E’s Wildfire and Prevention Safety Efforts

The safety of our customers, employees, contractors and the communities we serve is PG&E’s top priority. As part of this commitment, PG&E works hard to reduce the risk of wildfires.

October 31, 2017

Facts About Electric Vegetation Management

Through its Electric Vegetation Management (VM) Program, PG&E dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of workforce hours to help reduce electrical outages and wildfire risks.  This…

October 11, 2017

PG&E Statement on North Bay Wildfires

On Tuesday (Oct. 10), PG&E issued the following statement regarding the NorCal wildfires: “PG&E maintains an unwavering focus on delivering safe and reliable electric and gas service to…

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October 9, 2017

PG&E Crews Responding to Wind-Driven Wildfires in North Bay

PG&E’s response to the wind-driven wildfires in the North Bay will continue until all customers who can be restored have their power back.

September 22, 2017

Hurricane Lessons Relevant to Us in California

The world today feels like the plot of a Hollywood disaster movie. Yet scientists warn that the scenes like these are likely to be repeated as climate change intensifies the power of extreme events and the threats they pose. Preparing for that future will take planning.

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September 11, 2017

Mill Valley Prepares for an Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month, a reminder for everyone to take action to prepare for any emergency. And that’s especially true in California where wildfires are burning throughout the state. In this video, PG&E recently participated in an emergency drill with officials in one Marin County city.

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September 6, 2017

VIDEO: PG&E Focused on Climate Resiliency to Protect Its Communities

California already is facing the consequences of climate change, including severe drought, heat waves, stronger storms and more wildfires. And as this video shows, those challenges are just as relevant to PG&E.

September 6, 2017

PG&E Awards $200,000 in Grants to Support Local Climate Change Resilience Planning

PG&E has announced the first two recipients of its Better Together Resilient Communities grants — a program created to support local initiatives to build greater climate resilience throughout Northern and Central California.

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August 30, 2017

VIDEO: Meteorology Technology Gives PG&E a Lead on Emergency Preparedness

California residents endured the stormiest weather in years last winter. PG&E’s meteorology team helped the company plan its response even before the wet conditions occurred.

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July 25, 2017

PG&E Partners with Fire Responders Enhancing Public Safety Ahead of Detwiler Fire

PG&E worked closely with Cal Fire to determine the fire’s projected path and then used the information proactively, spraying fire retardant on power poles in the fire zone and minimizing damage.

July 25, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Mendocino, Lake Counties to Inspect for Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct aerial patrols in Mendocino and Lake counties on Wednesday (July 26) to identify dead trees that could pose a wildfire or other public safety risk.

June 26, 2017

PG&E Flying Low in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties to Patrol for Dead Trees

By Paul Moreno As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, PG&E will conduct low-flying helicopter patrols in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity counties this week to…

June 19, 2017

PG&E Begins Daily Aerial Patrols to Spot and Speed Wildfire Response

PG&E has begun daily aerial fire detection patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area. The patrols are to assist the U.S. Forest Service, Cal Fire and local fire agencies with early fire detection and response this summer.

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