Recently, after years in office, members of the Board of Supervisors have taken a shine to divestment of The City’s public-pension money as a way to punish certain industries. For instance, the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System has about $15 billion in assets, and the supervisors don’t want that money going to gun and bullet manufacturers or fossil fuel companies.
The City’s nascent plan to offer San Francisco electricity customers an alternative power option — and to charge a rate that’s competitive with PG&E while providing enough energy that’s truly green — is still looking for its “sweet spot.” Read More
San Francisco has an opportunity to lessen its use of energy from fossil fuels and thus reduce its carbon footprint by adding new renewable energy to the electric grid. But to do this, city officials need to properly plan and execute a yet-to-be-started program whose prospects appear to be dimming. Read More
PG&E signaled Thursday that the highest rates for its forthcoming Green Option may be about 25 percent cheaper than the maximum rates for The City’s own CleanPowerSF renewable energy plan.
With both providers hoping to debut clean power within 12 months, PG&E’s plans revolve around constructing local or in-state renewable facilities in the foreseeable future. While CleanPowerSF boasts a similar goal, no plan to achieve it has been devised. Read More
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
Just under half of those recently asked would pay more for green energy under The City’s CleanPowerSF program — an amount that is enough to ensure a successful rollout, says the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read More
➤ “Polk Street merchants angry about plan to remove parking spaces,” Local News, Thursday Read More
A once-fine city besmirched with viscous, oily pollution, and a populace forced to shell out hard-earned green for filthy energy.
The picture painted by opponents of CleanPowerSF — a government program that will allow current PG&E electricity customers to purchase alternative, renewable power from Shell Energy North America — is not pretty. Read More
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