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Environmental actions

PG&E initiatives to reduce our impact and protect land and habitats

PG&E has a longstanding commitment to serve the planet, and we continue to actively embrace California’s bold climate and clean energy goals. Learn more about our efforts to build more sustainable operations.

PG&E is committed to incorporating more sustainable practices throughout our operations. We also continue to take responsibility for how our operations have affected the environment in the past.

Clean energy solutions

We deliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy, while also working to keep service safe, reliable, and affordable for our customers and hometowns.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are reducing emissions from our electric and natural gas operations, deploying clean fleet vehicles, and promoting energy-efficient and more sustainable buildings.

Using water responsibly

We are committed to using water responsibly at our facilities and in our operations—and to helping our customers do the same.

Making our supply chain more sustainable

We are working with our suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of the products and services we purchase.

Environmental restoration

We are addressing impacts to the environment from our historic operations at our compressor stations.

PG&E has a long history of programs and partnerships to protect and restore species and their habitats. As we provide energy service to our customers, we also strive to be responsible stewards of the lands we own and where we operate and prioritize collaboration in our approach.


Our environmental stewardship activities include:

  • Our Land Conservation Commitment to permanently protect more than 140,000 acres of PG&E watershed lands.
  • Habitat Conservation Plans to protect federally designated threatened and endangered species and their habitats, while enabling PG&E to maintain and operate our gas and electric infrastructure.
  • Enhancing habitat for fish and other wildlife in our hydroelectric operations.
  • Land stewardship on the property surrounding PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
  • Protecting birds through our Avian Protection Program.

Learn more about the environmental stewardship work we’re doing.

PG&E maintains numerous recreational areas around the state that provide the public with opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. From the Pit River country in the Cascade Range to the coast of San Luis Obispo County, our recreational facilities are ready for you to enjoy.

Learn more about PG&E’s recreational areas

We offer a variety of options to help you reduce your energy use and environmental impact:



Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC)

Our technology programs focus on California's key policy objectives.

Learn about PG&E's electric technology programs


Get free wood chips for mulching

Please reach out to your Local Fire Authority for guidance on maintaining a defensible space around your home and the appropriate use of this material in your area to determine if this program is right for you.


Spreading a 3- to 4-inch layer of wood mulch on soil reduces the amount of water plants and trees need. Mulch slows evaporation and improves soil quality. Mulch also keeps roots cooler and helps prevent weed growth. We use a mixture of different tree materials for our mulch, which we make while clearing and pruning trees from electric wires.

We deliver free wood mulch, in unspecified amounts up to 13 cubic yards to homes or businesses. The amount of mulch delivered is based on truck size and work conducted. For more information about our mulch, call 1-800-743-5000.


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Free recycled dirt program

PG&E offers free soil to customers to assist in their construction efforts. The soil was excavated during PG&E construction projects. By working together to recycle this material, which would otherwise be transported to landfills, we can reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint. We will deliver the recycled soil in 10 cubic yard increments to homes or businesses. For more information about our recycled dirt program, call Building & Operations 1-877-743-7782, option 6. Or email RecycledDirtProgram@pge.com. Or if you are ready to request free dirt, visit the Recycled Dirt Request Form.

More on PG&E's environmental commitment

PG&E Corporate Sustainability Report

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Solar and renewables for your home

Find out how to get started with solar and renewable energy.

Find ways to conserve water

Tips on reducing water use in your homes and yards.