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

By |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)

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Lyngso Garden Materials, a renewable connection

By |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)

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50 Years of Earth Day

By |2020-04-21T19:44:29-07:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|

By Jeff Aalfs and Dave Pine As we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are inspired by those who led the environmental movement to make the air we breathe and the water we drink cleaner and safer. Visionaries such as former Peninsula Congressman Pete McCloskey led a bipartisan call to action to ...(continue)

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Community Impact Report 2020

By |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)

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Earth Day Photo Challenge

By |2020-04-14T12:07:10-07:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

What is the Earth Day Photo Challenge? Participate in our #EarthDay50 Photo Challenge and you can win a $50 DoorDash gift card! Plus, for each entry we will donate $10 to @SMC_Strong. How to Enter: Send us a photo/video/artwork over direct message showing us how you plan to celebrate Earth Day 50. The ...(continue)

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How to minimize your electricity costs while at home

By |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)

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EV program helps get another gas car off the road

By |2020-04-05T10:51:29-07:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Paul and Hannah Breslow really enjoy the extra torque an electric vehicle (EV) delivers to get up steep roads to their home in hilly San Carlos. But that is not the main reason they purchased their new Nissan Leaf. Paul, who works in sustainability, understands that transportation is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions ...(continue)

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COVID-19 Update: Operations during shelter-in-place directive

By |2020-05-08T12:27:46-07:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Coronavirus|Tags: |

Dear San Mateo County Community, I hope this finds you well. In light of the dramatic changes in our community these past weeks, I want to bring you up to date on operations at Peninsula Clean Energy. In compliance with the shelter-in-place directive from the Health Officer of the County of San Mateo, we have temporarily ...(continue)

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What is emitting the most greenhouse gas in our community?

By |2020-02-26T14:40:19-08:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog|

What is emitting the most greenhouse gas in our community? Note: Since this data was compiled, cleaner power generation by Peninsula Clean Energy has significantly reduced the relative GHG contribution of the uses of electricity. *http://www.vitalsigns.mtc.ca.gov/greenhouse-gas-emissions If the breakdown shown in the figure was not what you expected, you are not alone. Many people ...(continue)

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Home (Repairs) for the Holidays

By |2019-12-23T11:42:13-08:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Thanksgivings were never boring at Mary's home. Each year she had a theme, like "fall" or "football." Mary would go to great lengths to bring that theme to life. The house would be entirely decorated with cutouts, banners, and posters. She would go so far as to designate a color each year. All the napkins, plates, ...(continue)

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