Unincorporated San Mateo County
Our communities are working to help our residents and businesses reduce their energy, water and fuel use, and to reduce disposal into our limited landfill capacity. This effort can reduce costs, conserve resources and ultimately reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The following charts show the trends of use of these resources within the geographic boundary of our communities.
Our residents and businesses can contribute to these efforts by updating energy and water fixtures, and appliances to more energy and/or water efficient models. Transition to more renewable sources of electricity, and less use of natural gas will also contribute to local and countywide goals. Finally, public and active transportation choices will reduce emissions from fuel and contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Overview
Total greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors in the unincorporated areas of the county. You can compare current emissions against emissions goals.
Natural Gas Consumption
Total residential and commercial natural gas use within the unincorporated areas of the county. You can look at current natural gas consumption in relation to emissions and electrification goals.
Total residential and commercial electricity use within the unincorporated areas of the county. You can look at current electricity consumption in relation to emissions and energy efficiency goals.
Municipal Operations Energy Efficiency
Shows metric tons of carbon dioxide (MT CO2) avoided annually when cities implemented energy efficiency projects though PG&E administered programs like San Mateo County Energy Watch.
Solar Power Installations
Capacity of solar systems installed (kW) for the year and number of solar systems installed for each year.
Peninsula Clean Energy ECO100 Opt-ups
Residential and commercial accounts that have opted-up from ECOPlus to ECO100 which means a shift from 50% to 100% renewable energy.
Solid Waste Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Short tons (2,000 pounds) of solid waste contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. This captures both landfilled waste emissions and alternative daily cover emissions.
Waste Disposal Per Capita
Pounds of waste generated per person per day for both residents and employees (i.e. those who commute to work in the unincorporated areas of the county).