Your water heater is warming the planet

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.

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Recognizing leaders for creating a sustainable future

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 [...]

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Meet our Citizens Advisory Committee

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.

July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Board and Committees|

The future of clean energy, starting students out on a solid environmental foundation

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. [...]

June 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Community Impact Report|