Those of us who live in Northern and Central California know how fortunate we are to have access to our wonderful state parks—from coastal tide pools to rolling, oak-studded hills. Once again this year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company stands ready to help keep those parks in top form as the Presenting Sponsor of the Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup.
On Saturday, April 16, our employees and retirees, along with their families and friends, will gather at nearby state parks to plant native trees, paint murals, haul away trash and recyclables, and refurbish hiking trails so that everyone can continue to enjoy these remarkable spaces.
PG&E has renewed our support for this event because it embodies one of our company’s core values: environmental stewardship. As the largest private landowner in the state, PG&E shares the California State Parks Foundation’s commitment to protecting our state’s natural beauty.
Our dedication to the environment has spanned decades and can be seen today in a number of ways. For example, the electricity we deliver is among the cleanest in the nation, with more than 55 percent coming from sources that emit zero greenhouse gases. For over 30 years, we have helped our customers use energy more efficiently. And we are industry leaders adopting green fleet vehicles.
In all of these ways, we are helping California achieve its vision of a low-carbon energy future. We are also working to support drought relief efforts by helping our customers save water, reducing our own water consumption, and taking steps to prevent devastating wildfires.
As we look to the future, we know that our state’s prosperity hinges on our ability to protect the integrity of our environment. And we know that every action matters—including getting our hands dirty at state parks. To all of those who have volunteered for Earth Day in years past, we sincerely thank you.
We look forward to working together again this year to build a better California.
Tony Earley PG&E Corporation Chairman and CEO
For 12 years, PG&E has been honored to support the California State Parks Foundation as a Presenting Sponsor of the Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup. Over those years, our sponsorship has helped fund critical maintenance and improvements at state parks through grants totaling more than $1.7 million.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.
There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other utilities in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.