Portola Valley may go with 100% renewable sources for electricity


As reported in The Almanac: Portola Valley’s Town Council is set to consider on May 25 a venture that would give every household a choice in electricity suppliers starting in April 2017, but from a baseline that would have every household receiving 100 percent of its electricity from renewable non-fossil-fuel sources.

Customers would have easy options to reduce that percentage, say to 50 percent green electricity, or 35 percent, or to just stay with Pacific Gas & Electric company, but the customer would have to make a choice to avoid a 100 percent green supply.

The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Historic Schoolhouse at 765 Portola Road in Portola Valley.

The Office of Sustainability in San Mateo County has been working with elected officials from the incorporated communities in the county to establish and jointly manage Peninsula Clean Energy, a program to enter into contracts with sources of renewable electricity as an alternative to PG&E. Learn more in The Almanac here.

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