By: C. Curtin
This week the City Council voted to adopt a resolution for a vision of 100 percent renewable energy powering Menlo Park by 2030. Menlo Park is already well on its way thanks in part to Peninsula Clean Energy
and its strategic goal to source all of its energy from renewable power sources by 2025. Peninsula Clean Energy is the official electricity provider in San Mateo County and Menlo Park has already opted up to 100 percent renewable, 100 percent carbon-free electricity for all municipal operations.
Mayor Keith has joined the “Mayors for 100% Clean Energy
,” an initiative of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign, which represents a growing number of mayors from across the country who have endorsed a communitywide goal of transitioning entirely to renewable energy. This transition involves energy efficiency, wind, solar and electrified transportation in the goals for protecting our children and families from pollution, creating new renewable energy jobs and local economic opportunities and ensuring that all people have access to affordable energy solutions.
More than 135 U.S. cities, including nearly 30 in California, have now committed to transition entirely to clean and renewable energy.