Are we green yet? - Page 3

San Francisco's ambitious clean-power program moves toward approval

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Long-term plans for CleanPowerSF include more city-owned renewable energy facilities like the Sunset Reservoir
GUARDIAN PHOTO BY MIRISSA NEFF

Whether or not the supervisors will sign off on the contract as it stands remains to be seen, though Sheehan was optimistic. Campos said it would be important to educate members of the board of supervisors and the public about the program. "It's going to be investment that's going to pay for itself," he said, "many years down the road."

Comments

Rebecca, a comment on your characterization of the work Local Power Inc ("Paul Fenn") is doing for San Francisco - it is in fact preparation of Requests for Proposals documents for development of the local green power rollout, not "early assessment phase" or study of localization as you describe it. Local Power completed early assessments in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Now we have been tasked to prepare RFPs for a 210 MW to 51% localization starting in 2012 and ending in 2017. Construction should begin in 2013, depending on City approval. Local Power's work will complete preparation for the City's energy localization, not early assessment - we need people to understand that this is real.

Posted by Paul Fenn on Dec. 22, 2011 @ 10:23 am

Wind is notoriously an unreliable source of energy and few people live in places where they can make use of it, but this is not true for solar energy. For the wind turbine to work effectively you need wind but this doesn't mean that the wind turbine they make you build doesn't work if there's wind. It's probably not much and it's not enough alone. Also build solar panels is definitely possible, and the energy you get depends on many factors, but they can definitely help you reduce the power bill, and the solar energy is more reliable and constant than the wind Elijah Barresi

Posted by Elijah Barresi on May. 10, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

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