You can help make Burlingame one of the cleanest cities in the nation by becoming an early adopter of Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) and buying electricity from 100 percent renewable, carbon-free sources via the “ECO100” alternative. If everyone in Burlingame chose ECO100, the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would be the equivalent of taking 9,500 cars off the road! Find out more at Peninsula Clean Energy.
PCE is San Mateo County’s new electricity provider. It offers electricity with at least 50 percent renewable energy from clean sources like wind and solar power. Burlingame residents can wait to be automatically enrolled with PCE or they can sign up now. Some Burlingame electricity customers received their enrollment notices this past October, while the remaining ones will receive notices in the mail in April 2017.
PCE offers two rates for customers: ECOplus is the default rate with 50 percent renewable energy content, and ECO100 is the opt-up option providing 100 percent renewable energy. The ECOplus option costs about 5 percent less than the existing Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) rate, while the ECO100 option costs about 5 percent more. Customers may also choose to opt-out of the program and continue to receive electricity from PG&E.
Despite the additional cost of ECO100, it is the simplest and cheapest choice a person can make to go green. With ECO100, electricity customers can get 100 percent renewable energy without the hassle of installing solar power on their property. To join PCE now and start to receive cleaner electricity immediately or to opt-up to the ECO100 rate, visit Peninsula Clean Energy.