Congresswoman Doris Matsui Joins PG&E for New Energy Academy Tour, Praises Program
By David Kligman
SACRAMENTO — Four years ago, PG&E created New Energy Academies at five high schools in the utility’s service area. It was an experiment, a new way to teach young people about energy, better prepare them for college and maybe one day work for PG&E.
HINKLEY – Albert Gutierrez is getting his hands dirty under the hood of a nearly 30-foot long, flatbed tow truck. If he’s intimidated, he doesn’t show it. The 18-year-old recent high school graduate from Hinkley is anxious to learn. And, with an interest in the auto repair field, he is getting valuable on-the-job experience at Barstow Towing. Gutierrez is one of eight young adults – ages 18-to 24-years old – participating in the Hinkley Career Training Program.
PG&E employees spent 32,585 hours in 2011 volunteering in the communities in which they live and work
Volunteerism and Community Support
Whether enriching the lives of seniors, walking to raise money for cancer patients, repairing trails at state parks or mentoring young students, our employees continue to give back to the communities where they live and work.
PG&E 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report http://3bl.me/brqq3k
PG&E’s customer promise reflects the heart of our basic business: delivering safe, reliable and affordable gas and electric operations to 15 million Californians. Every day, we pursue this promise with an eye toward rebuilding customer trust and building a better PG&E for the long term. At its core, this means moving forward in a way that creates a stable, durable and long-lasting company—one that is able to support the sustainability of our customers, our employees and the environment.
Campaign for the Community: More than giving. Giving back.
By Tracy Correa
It’s an ambitious goal but one that Tony Earley, PG&E’s CEO, chairman and president, believes employees can meet: raise a collective $5.6 million for worthy organizations and schools through the utility’s annual Campaign for the Community.
The Campaign kicks off today (Sept. 18). And, for the first time, PG&E’s top leader – who has a long history of giving — will lead the employee challenge.
While most of us were taking it easy this Labor Day weekend, California’s photovoltaic panels were hard at work, generating record amounts of clean solar power needed to keep living rooms cool and drinks ice cold.
On both Saturday and Sunday, solar power in the state peaked at just over 1,000 megawatts (MW). That’s roughly the same capacity as two large natural gas-fired plants. (Of course, gas-fired plants can keep the lights on at night, when solar isn’t much use.)
PG&E gave a check for $175,000 to the Central Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. It's National Preparedness month. Officials were trying to get the word out to residents to be prepared in case disaster strikes.