A decision over maximum rates for San Francisco’s CleanPowerSF program was postponed Monday amid a larger debate about the amount of renewable energy projects the effort would fund.
While the Board of Supervisors approved CleanPowerSF last year, other steps are needed to ensure the program offering 100 percent renewable energy begins automatically enrolling customers in October. Read More
A new survey shows which San Francisco neighborhoods are willing to pay more to power their lights, computers and other electrical devices with 100 percent renewable energy.
Those living in the Potrero Hill, Noe Valley, Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods are most willing to remain customers of CleanPowerSF after its pending rollout, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which would administer the program. Read More
Doubts are being raised about the likelihood of the success of San Francisco’s ambitious CleanPowerSF just months before its planned launch.
The worry is that the rates customers of the public power program would have to pay are too high compared to those offered by PG&E. And some advocates are disappointed that the proposed 100 percent renewable energy program does not include a more aggressive expansion of local renewable energy projects, which would create jobs and bring down rates.
San Francisco is charging ahead with automatic enrollment of electricity ratepayers in the CleanPowerSF program and is poised to spend $1.4 million on marketing and outreach. Read More
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed SB 2X by state Sen. Joe Simitian, mandating that 33 percent of the state’s energy come from renewable sources by 2020, an increase of 13 percent from the previous mandate of 20 percent. This signals bad news for California but reveals a key dynamic of our ruling class.
“It’s about California leading the country,” Brown told reporters at the signing ceremony. “It’s America potentially leading the world.” Read More
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Gov. Ted Strickland stood to the side of the podium as the CEO who was hosting the press conference introduced him as "a friend of the industry."
The room was full of Democrats, who usually consider "friend of the industry" a dire insult. But the industry in question was renewable energy and conservation. When Strickland stepped behind the podium, wearing a green tie, he was flanked by CEOs from leading solar and wind companies. Read More
A brutal dose of honesty from the Associated Press this morning on Vice-President Biden’s recent stimulus report. Read More
... but I have yet to find it anywhere.
Here's what columnist Paul Krugman will reportedly say in Sunday's edition of The New York Times concerning the prospects for President Obama's green energy programs, including the cap-and-trade anti-global warming program: Read More
Remember when President Obama said his anti-global warming program meant "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket"?
Well, he wasn't kidding one bit. He and his environmental extremist friends want to force the rest of us to use less energy and to get what energy we do use from "green" or "renewable" sources. Read More
Fossil fuels account for 84 percent of all the energy America uses now and they will account for 78 percent in 2035, according to U.S. government projections that include the most likely levels of growth in renewable energy source like wind and solar. Read More