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.
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the subject of the day was a proposed renewable energy plan, CleanPowerSF. No member of the board objected to the notion that the plan would give San Franciscans the option of using 100 percent renewable energy instead of just contracting with PG&E. Read More
I am proud to author Senate Bill 790 to update the state’s decade-old Community Choice Aggregation law. CCA allows communities to pool, or aggregate, the electricity needs of their residents, businesses and other institutions in order to procure and generate oftentimes greener electricity on their behalf.
First, let’s dispense with the falsehoods and innuendo that are the foundation of Katy Grimes’ Sept. Read More
The Local Agency Formation Commission, chaired by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, meets Friday and will discuss progress being made on CleanPowerSF, otherwise known as Community Choice Aggregation. City officials have been trying to set up the program prior to the June election, when a measure placed on the ballot by Pacific Gas & Electric would make such programs nearly impossible to establish by requiring a two-thirds voter approval. Read More
City officials are scrambling to help a new power provider establish itself in San Francisco before June, when California voters could make such an endeavor more challenging.Proposition 16, if it passes June 8, would change laws that were crafted after California’s energy crisis of 2000-01 in an effort to introduce more competition to local power grids. Read More