A big contributor to climate change comes from right inside your home.
A growing body of research is proving that water heaters are doing far more than just warming your showers.
Residential appliances contribute 66 percent of heat-trapping natural gas emissions from buildings in San Mateo County. Of that, the use of furnaces and water heaters are the leading sources.
The San Mateo County Office of Education announced 25 stand-out school leaders who received a One Planet Schools Challenge award for their innovative sustainability efforts during the 2019-20 school year. The purpose of the San Mateo County One Planet Schools Challenge is to identify students, teachers, administrators, and community members [...]
Meet our Citizens Advisory Committee
In addition to a Board of Directors comprised of elected officials, Peninsula Clean Energy is advised by a group of highly engaged community liaisons through our Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Established in 2017, members include environmental advocates, energy professionals, labor organizers, teachers and youth leaders, and other active community leaders. The CAC has been integral to Peninsula Clean Energy since its launch and gives the community a voice in its choice of electricity services, clean energy resource investments, and energy programs.
The initial offerings include free or low-cost batteries to help residents who live in high fire-threat areas power their medical devices during outages. Additional special offers for all San Mateo County resident to install solar+battery storage systems are expected to begin in August.
While Peninsula Clean Energy is working diligently to meet today’s energy needs, we’re also nurturing the next generation of innovators. To help educators bring environmental literacy into classrooms, Peninsula Clean Energy gave $25,000 to the San Mateo County Office of Education in 2018 to start a Clean Energy Teacher Fellowship. [...]