Your water heater is warming the planet

2020-08-28T16:33:02-07:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

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 ...(continue)

Recognizing leaders for creating a sustainable future

2020-08-28T12:47:02-07:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

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 who are leading meaningful change in ...(continue)

Meet our Citizens Advisory Committee

2020-07-28T10:04:52-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Board and Committees|

Meet our Citizens Advisory CommitteeIn 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 ...(continue)

Free or low-cost backup batteries for medical devices

2020-07-22T13:01:49-07:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Power On Peninsula, Blog|Tags: , , , |

Power On Peninsula is a suite of programs that help San Mateo County residents get back-up electricity during power grid outagesThe 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 ...(continue)

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

2020-06-24T16:54:11-07:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Community Impact Report|

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. Ormondale Elementary School kindergarten teacher Silvia ...(continue)

Lyngso Garden Materials, a renewable connection

2020-05-23T10:10:02-07:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Community Impact Report|

“Anything that helps grow plants or is related to landscaping, we have here,” says Kan Parthiban, sustainability coordinator of green-devoted Lyngso Garden Materials in San Carlos. That includes organic composts, soils and fertilizers, of course, but the family-run employee-owned business is also the source of larger landscaping items, such as boulders, flagstones and rocks, water features ...(continue)

Community Impact Report 2020

2020-04-15T15:31:11-07:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Dear Neighbors, According to a 2019 survey, 76% of San Mateo County residents feel climate change is not being addressed aggressively enough.* The good news is that by working together we have steadily cut hundreds of thousands of metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by using cleaner electricity. And this has been done while saving our ...(continue)

How to minimize your electricity costs while at home

2020-05-22T11:26:55-07:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus|Tags: , |

As we shelter in place against COVID-19, most of our customers are spending far more time at home than usual, which may contribute to higher-than-normal electricity bills. Here are some special bill credits and programs that can help you cope with the current economic challenges. California Climate Credit is Coming - Update All Peninsula Clean Energy ...(continue)