2020 Earth Year

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the City of Half Moon Bay is proud to present our Earth Year campaign! Our campaign will feature monthly themes, challenges, events, and online resources that can help you build up your sustainability toolbox throughout the year. Join us in celebrating Earth Day every day and show us how you’re honoring our Earth by sharing your pictures and tagging us on social media with #EarthYearHMB!

AUGUST’S THEME: ENERGY

Historically, energy has been generated from fossil fuels (coal, petroleum, natural gas) which emit greenhouse gas when burned to create energy. GHG emissions are a major contributor to rising temperatures and climate change. Renewable energy comes from sources that regenerate on their own (wind, solar, water) and does not directly produce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

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Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) was launched collaboratively by the County of San Mateo and all twenty of its cities. Our goal is to provide electricity that is 100% greenhouse gas free by 2021 and 100% renewable on a 24/7 basis by 2025.

Opt Up to Eco100 

All Half Moon Bay residents are automatically enrolled in PCE's EcoPlus service, which generates energy from 50% renewable sources and 95% GHG free energy. PCE provides an even cleaner energy option that generates energy from 100% renewable sources and provides 100% GHG-free energy.  An average household will spend $4-$5 more a month for Eco100 services. Learn more about these services here and "opt up" to receive cleaner energy! 


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The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN provides regional-scale energy efficiency programs, services, and resources. BayREN offers programs such as free energy advising, services for renters, rebates, and more. BayREN is an excellent resource to help you navigate more environmentally friendly practices at your business or at home. 


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Bay Area SunShares is an annual, limited-time program that offers discounts on residential solar and electric vehicles (EVs). The goal of SunShares is to use the power of community to increase clean energy and fight climate change. Open to all residents of the Bay Area and registration will be open from September to November of this year. 


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Save Energy. Get Paid. OhmConnect is a free service that rewards you for saving electricity when it matters most to the grid and the environment. Sign up and receive email or SMS notifications to see your OhmHour for the week and your forecasted energy savings goal. Each time you meet or exceed that goal, you earn points that you can then cash out directly. Less dirty energy, more money in your pocket.


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