The discovery that the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has quietly taken steps to eliminate all funding for CleanPowerSF, the stalled program to sell public power to city residents, has caused an uproar at City Hall.
When SF Supervisor John Avalos recently asked Mayor Ed Lee to launch CleanPowerSF, Lee said no because it actually partners with a fossil fuel company in Texas and doesn’t bring jobs to the city.
Proponents of a green power alternative to PG&E in San Francisco are frustrated, but not deterred by delays to the city’s long awaited renewable energy program.
In a stunning defeat for green power advocates, San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission has halted a decade-old plan to develop a city-operated power program to generate clean energy for residents.
San Francisco is moving closer to its launch of a clean power program that will compete with PG&E. The city’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is now taking a closer look at customer rate impacts of CleanPowerSF.