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
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
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
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.
Big oil and eco-conscious San Francisco may sound like the strangest of bedfellows, but The City is on the verge of signing a contract with Shell Energy North America to launch a public-power program. Read More
The City’s public power program is on track for a summer launch after a $19.5 million contract was approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
The CleanPowerSF contract with Shell Energy North America now goes to the Board of Supervisors for hearings and analysis, which are expected to begin in January.
"Today, San Francisco moved another step closer towards implementing CleanPowerSF, which will be one of the nation’s cle Read More