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CleanPowerSF

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

SF Supes Steamed By Power Struggle Over CleanPowerSF

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.

05/01/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Supervisor Asks Mayor Lee For Clean Energy Birthday Wish, Lee Declines

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.

03/12/2014

A group of people tour the solar panels on the top of the Moscone Center on June 4, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The panels can produce up to 675 kilowatts of power and can provide 20-30% of the power for any convention at the center and is said to be one of the largest city owned solar power systems in the United States. San Francisco is the host to the World Environment Day 2005 conference where over 60 mayors from the world's largest and most environmentally significant cities, including London, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, Delhi, Kabul, and Manila convened in San Francisco for the United Nation's World Environment Day conference June 1-5 to adopt historic accords on sustainable urban living. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

New Setback For SF Alternative Energy Plan; Mayor: ‘Green Power Not Dead’

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.

08/14/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Public Utilities Commission Halts Plan For Green 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.

08/14/2013

A PG&E SmartMeter (CBS)

SF Public Utilities Commission Reviewing Clean Energy Alternative To PG&E

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.

03/25/2013

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