Fossil fuels

A view of oil wells at the Kern River Oil Field in Kern County, circa 1977. (Courtesy of City of San Francisco)

SF postpones vote on prohibiting leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands

The Board of Supervisors unanimously supports legislation that would prohibit The City…

 

San Francisco receives a royalty payment for the oil and gas extracted from a city-owned parcel of the Kern River oil field, above.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

SF looks to end relationship with oil wells that fund Golden Gate Park, Public Library

San Francisco’s city budget has benefited from oil drilling for decades through…

 

The pension funds of San Francsico's city employees are currently invested in fossil fuel companies like Exxon Mobile (refinery pictured in St. Bernard Parish, La.) Chevron and ConocoPhillips. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

Pension fund invests in dirty fossil fuels

As leaders gather in Paris to discuss climate change, it’s hard not…

 

California Gov. Jerry Brown, at podium, speaks before signing a bill to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030 at a ceremony overlooking the Los Angeles skyline at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California wants renewable energy for half its power by 2030

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals on…

California Gov. Jerry Brown, at podium, speaks before signing a bill to combat climate change by increasing the state's renewable electricity use to 50 percent and doubling energy efficiency in existing buildings by 2030 at a ceremony overlooking the Los Angeles skyline at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Ben Margot/2012 ap file phot0The City’s Environment Commission is backing a push to deny the Port of San Francisco to companies wishing to export coal

Push to ban fossil fuels at S.F. Port clears hurdle

San Francisco's once-busy Port hasn't handled fossil fuels -- like coal and…

Ben Margot/2012 ap file phot0The City’s Environment Commission is backing a push to deny the Port of San Francisco to companies wishing to export coal
S.F. examiner file photoSan Francisco State University has committed to divest money from fossil fuel investments.

SF State joins campaign to divest money from fossil fuels

San Francisco State University has pledged to become greener through a campaign…

S.F. examiner file photoSan Francisco State University has committed to divest money from fossil fuel investments.

The move from divesment to reinvestment in SF

The Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution urging The City’s Retirement…

Jay Huish is the executive director of San Francisco's retirement system.

San Francisco retirement fund board could vote to divest from fossil fuel companies

San Francisco’s public pension fund may become the first in the nation…

Jay Huish is the executive director of San Francisco's retirement system.