Environment News Archive

Review the full list of news releases on PG&E’s environmental leadership.

Putting Energy Efficiency First

PG&E Hosts Energy-Efficient Home Exhibit in San Francisco’s Union Square, October 27, 2008

PG&E Announces the PeakChoice Program to Help Businesses Manage Their Energy Use, September 3, 2008

PG&E Offers SmartAC™ to Residential Customers in the East Bay, April 17, 2008

Nation's Utilities Join with PG&E to Curtail Energy Demand in Information Technology Industry, March 27, 2008

PG&E Partners With U.S. GSA to Offer Major Energy Efficiency Rebates For Federal Building Facilities, March 6, 2008

PG&E Seeks to Upgrade SmartMeter™ Technology To Enhance Customer, Operational Benefits, January 17, 2008

Clean Energy Solutions

PG&E Signs Contract with Sempra Generation for 10 Megawatts of Thin-Film Solar, December 22, 2008

PG&E Adds More Renewable Wind Energy to Its Power Mix, November 21, 2008

PG&E Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Power Generation Facility, November 19, 2008

PG&E Interconnects 25,000th Net Metered Solar Customer in Northern and Central California, October 8, 2008

PG&E Purchases More Renewable Wind Energy to Serve California Customers, August 21, 2008

PG&E Signs Historic 800 MW Photovoltaic Solar Power Agreements With Optisolar and Sunpower, August 14, 2008

PG&E Planning for California’s Energy Future, July 22, 2008

PG&E Increases Renewable Portfolio With Horizon Wind Energy, July 1, 2008

PG&E Adds 106.8 MW of Renewable Solar Hybrid Power to its Energy Mix, June 12, 2008

PG&E Receives Energy Commission Approval for Construction and Operation of the Colusa Generating Station, April 23, 2008

PG&E Issues Request for Offers to Meet Long-Term Electricity Needs, April 1, 2008

PG&E Signs Contracts with BrightSource Energy for up to 900 Megawatts of Solar Thermal Power, April 1, 2008

PG&E Solicits New Renewable Energy for Its Customers, March 7, 2008

PG&E and Bioenergy Solutions Turn the Valve on California’s First “Cow Power” Project, March 4, 2008

PG&E Seeks Approval For New Geothermal Energy Contract, February 15, 2008

Pacific Gas and Electric Company Seeks to Research Biomethane Resources for its Customers, January 24, 2008

Fighting Climate Change

PG&E's ClimateSmart™ Program Solicits Bids for Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Projects on Behalf of Its Customers, May 16, 2008

PG&E's ClimateSmart™ Program Makes Largest Purchase of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions in California, February 26, 2008

PG&E Corporation CEO Outlines Steps for Progress at United Nations Investor Summit on Climate Risk, February 14, 2008

Greening Vehicles

PG&E Signs Agreement to Purchase Plug-In Hybrid SUVs from Raser Technologies, February 7, 2008

PG&E Adds Five Heavy-Duty Liquid Natural Gas Trucks to its Fleet, January 15, 2008

Promoting Stewardship

Nature Restoration Trust Awards Over $310,000 to California Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Projects, May 29, 2008

PG&E Renews Avian Protection Plan and Receives Audubon California's First-Ever Corporate Achievement Award, May 13, 2008

PG&E Accepts Plan for Permanent Conservation of 140,000 Acres of California Land, April 11, 2008

PG&E Launches Industry-Leading Habitat Conservation Plan, February 25, 2008

Supporting Communities

PG&E And Its Employees Help Food Banks, November 24, 2008

PG&E Announces 2008 Solar School and “Bright Ideas” Grant Winners, October 21, 2008

PG&E and California Academy of Sciences Team Up on Climate Change Education Campaign, June 2, 2008

Nature Restoration Trust Awards Over $310,000 to California Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Projects, May 29, 2008

PG&E Volunteers Travel To Gulf Coast For Habitat For Humanity's Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, May 12, 2008

PG&E and the California State Parks Foundation Team up for Earth Day Restoration Work, April 17, 2008

Food TV Celebrity Chef Heats up California Ag Day with PG&E's Solar-Powered Kitchen, March 25, 2008

PG&E Announces Solar School and Bright Ideas Grant Winners, March 18, 2008

PG&E Employees and Retirees Raise Nearly $3.9 Million in Annual "Campaign for the Community" Fund Drive, March 13, 2008

PG&E Announces LEED® Gold Certification of its Historic San Francisco Office Building, February 13, 2008

Earning Recognition

PG&E Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, September 8, 2008

PG&E Renews Avian Protection Plan and Receives Audubon California's First-Ever Corporate Achievement Award, May 13, 2008

EPA and DOE Recognize Pacific Gas and Electric Company with 2008 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award, April 3, 2008

PG&E Named Overall Leader in Corporate Social Responsibility Practices, March 20, 2008

PG&E Corporation is Highest Ranking Energy Company in Survey of 100 Best Corporate Citizens, March 5, 2008

PG&E and Your TV20 Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Environmental Stewardship and Waste Reduction, February 14, 2008

PG&E's High Tech Energy Efficiency Program Wins National Achievement In Program Innovation, February 12, 2008

Buildings and Operations

PG&E Announces LEED® Gold Certification of its Historic San Francisco Office Building, February 13, 2008