PG&E Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2021

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Key Sustainability Indicators

85%
Percent of greenhouse-gas free electricity delivered to customers
769,000
Metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided by customers through our energy efficiency programs
Full list of indicators

California has long been at the forefront of fighting climate change and protecting our planet, and PG&E continues to actively embrace our state’s bold climate and clean energy goals. There are many ways we can be a force for good, and our size and scale enable PG&E to meaningfully address the growing threat of climate change.

We embrace our foundational role in achieving California’s goal of carbon neutrality and transitioning the state to a decarbonized and more climate-resilient economy. We’re proud of our track record with renewable energy—and we’re excited about the growth opportunities that a cleaner future presents for PG&E and our customers, including a strong push for more electric vehicles. We also believe clean energy should be affordable for and inclusive of all economic backgrounds.

Highlights

  • Delivered some of the nation’s cleanest electricity to customers—about 85% greenhouse-gas free.
  • Remained on track to meet the Million Ton Challenge, a voluntary goal to avoid one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from our operations over five years.
  • Helped customers avoid the emission of more than 769,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide through our energy efficiency programs—roughly equal to $308 million in energy bill savings.
  • Awarded contracts for more than 1 gigawatt of battery energy storage, strengthening the state’s grid efficiency and reliability.
  • Helped our customers save about 108 million gallons of water through energy-efficiency measures that deliver water savings.
  • Pursued decarbonization initiatives for California’s natural gas delivery system, including working to interconnect several renewable natural gas projects.
  • Permanently protected 13,247 acres of land as part of the Land Conservation Commitment, which ultimately will protect 140,000 acres of PG&E-owned watershed lands.
  • Awarded the fourth series of grants for the Better Together Resilient Communities grant program, a shareholder-funded initiative to support local climate resilience planning efforts.
  • Offered technical assistance workshops for suppliers focused on sustainability, including best practices for measuring greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Launched a multi-year Climate Vulnerability Assessment.
  • Set a goal to further electrify our vehicle fleet by 2030: 100% light-duty; 10% medium-duty; 5% heavy-duty
  • Became the first investor-owned utility with Habitat Conservation Plans covering our service area for a 30-year term.