CleanPowerSF

Sierra Club consistently focused on protecting environment, building community

In a recent op-ed in these pages, Supervisor London Breed’s chief of…

 

CleanPowerSF, which provides power with a 35 percent renewable mix from sources such as solar panels, is planning to expand service.(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF to expand CleanPowerSF energy load amid strong customer demand

San Francisco plans to expand its renewable energy supply after more customers…

 

The City has seen strong enrollment in its renewable energy program. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

With strong enrollment in CleanPowerSF, focus shifts to renewable energy projects

San Francisco’s renewable energy program appears to be off to a strong…

 

CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s renewable energy program, is expected to begin in May, though notices of automatic enrollment will be distributed this month. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

CleanPowerSF initiates first wave of automatic enrollment

For more than a decade, the effort by San Francisco to launch…

CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s renewable energy program, is expected to begin in May, though notices of automatic enrollment will be distributed this month. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
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Renewable energy rate-battle is CPUC’s chance to prove it’s not in PG&E’s pocket

Our hot world is working to cool down, together. In Paris, international…

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CleanPowerSF will be rolling out cleaner forms of power to the southeast side of San Francisco. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

CleanPowerSF program suffers setback in more than six week delay

At least a six week delay in the approval process of a…

CleanPowerSF will be rolling out cleaner forms of power to the southeast side of San Francisco. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The IBEW measure would have prohibited The City from calling energy “green” or “clean” that wasn’t in only one of three energy categories which qualify as renewable energy under state law. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner

Last minute deal struck over CleanPowerSF to avoid ballot measure duel

A last-minute deal struck Monday over CleanPowerSF will avoid a heated contest…

The IBEW measure would have prohibited The City from calling energy “green” or “clean” that wasn’t in only one of three energy categories which qualify as renewable energy under state law. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner
Board of Supervisors President London Breed plans to place a measure on the November ballot Tuesday that reaffirms the state’s definition of renewable energy.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Supes try to ‘protect’ SF’s renewable energy program

San Francisco is on target to launch a renewable energy program early…

Board of Supervisors President London Breed plans to place a measure on the November ballot Tuesday that reaffirms the state’s definition of renewable energy.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee joined SFPUC commission president Vince Courtney, SFPUC General Manager Harlan Kelly and SF Board of Supervisors president David Chiu atop Davies Symphony Hall to announce $3M in solar funding and to highlight the installation of the City's 16th solar array.

PG&E’s union slings mud at CleanPowerSF, but there’s no truth in “Truth in Energy” campaign

San Francisco’s newest try at renewable energy isn’t actually green, but an…

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee joined SFPUC commission president Vince Courtney, SFPUC General Manager Harlan Kelly and SF Board of Supervisors president David Chiu atop Davies Symphony Hall to announce $3M in solar funding and to highlight the installation of the City's 16th solar array.
The Truth in Advertising Act would define what qualifies as renewable energy, for example solar panels, such as those shown here in Hayes Valley. EXAMINER PHOTO BY CINDY CHEW

Supes submit CleanPowerSF, surplus land, legacy business ballot measures

On the verge of launching a renewable energy program, San Francisco is…

The Truth in Advertising Act would define what qualifies as renewable energy, for example solar panels, such as those shown here in Hayes Valley. EXAMINER PHOTO BY CINDY CHEW
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHunter's Point Naval Shipyard.

SF will be largest municipality in state to offer program with renewable energy

San Francisco is planning to make a number of moves in the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerHunter's Point Naval Shipyard.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters

SF issues timeline to approve CleanPowerSF by October

A newly announced target for the approval of San Francisco's renewable-energy program…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters

CleanPowerSF supporters demand aggressive launch schedule

When it comes to the re­energized effort to make San Francisco's renewable…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters

CleanPowerSF back on track with anticipated job creation, mayor support

The future of San Francisco's renewable-energy program, CleanPowerSF, suddenly appears bright, as…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters
Mayor Ed Lee

The mayor who cried PG&E: Lee’s new bid

Ed Lee is the mayor who cried PG&E, but now he has…

Mayor Ed Lee
Mike  koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoLegislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that was approved Tuesday seeks to boost clean-energy usage in San Francisco.

Mayor’s proposed budget cuts funding planned for CleanPowerSF

The future of CleanPowerSF has been further cast into doubt, as Mayor…

Mike  koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoLegislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that was approved Tuesday seeks to boost clean-energy usage in San Francisco.
Dan Schreiber/s.f. examiner file photoSan Francisco's ability to store water at the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir could be curtailed as early as June 15 if water supplies are found to be too low as a result of drought conditions.

CleanPowerSF supporters make push to maintain program despite budget challenges

Supporters of the proposed renewable-energy alternative to PG&E are pushing San Francisco…

Dan Schreiber/s.f. examiner file photoSan Francisco's ability to store water at the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir could be curtailed as early as June 15 if water supplies are found to be too low as a result of drought conditions.
Cindy Chew/2007 S.F. examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee rejected the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's proposed budget Wednesday amid an ongoing debate with Mayor Ed Lee over the CleanPowerSF program.

10 years on, CleanPowerSF still flickering

After a decade and more than $4.1 million spent planning to launch…

Cindy Chew/2007 S.F. examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee rejected the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's proposed budget Wednesday amid an ongoing debate with Mayor Ed Lee over the CleanPowerSF program.
Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner file photoSFPUC has halted work on the CleanPowerSF program.

Concerns arise on impacts of SFPUC finances on clean power program

Questions are being raised on whether the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission…

Cindy Chew/2009 S.F. Examiner file photoSFPUC has halted work on the CleanPowerSF program.
Eric PolitzerSupervisor London Breed says that CleanPowerSF is "the most important environmental initiative in San Francisco."

San Francisco supervisors decry feet-dragging on CleanPowerSF rates

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission was reprimanded Tuesday by the Board…

Eric PolitzerSupervisor London Breed says that CleanPowerSF is "the most important environmental initiative in San Francisco."