Voters reject Prop. G, approve Prop. H

San Francisco voters shot down a proposition Tuesday that critics said would have killed The City’s upcoming clean energy program, while passing a competing proposition that ensures the program uses real green energy.

Proposition G, which would have limited the types of energy the CleanPowerSF program could have called green and renewable, appears to have failed by a wide margin with almost 77 percent of votes against it. Proposition H, which says the clean power program will abide by state standards and limit its use of renewable energy certificates, passed with more than 79 percent of votes for it.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 placed Prop. G on the ballot to place stricter regulations on The City’s upcoming clean energy program, but after extensive conversations with the Board of Supervisors, the union stopped supporting its own measure and rallied behind Prop. H.

Supervisor London Breed said voting for Prop. H was the right thing to do for San Francisco, since Prop G. was detrimental to CleanPowerSF, which is set to launch early next year.

“This was a big hurdle, but it’s going to take a lot more,” Breed, a proponent of Prop. H, said. “We’re not going to give up on the fight.”

The Board of Supervisors crafted Prop. H as a resolution to the feud with the electrical workers union. As long as voters passed it Tuesday, a clause in the legislation ensured it would prevail over Prop. G — regardless of whether Prop G. passed or failed.

There was still worry, however, that Prop. G would pass and Prop. H would not.

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