Making CleanPowerSF work - Page 2

The city's clean power plan is going to save you money


The Local Clean Energy Alliance estimates that building 210 megawatts of clean power in San Francisco would generate nearly 1,000 direct jobs and as many as 4,300 indirect jobs. That sort of program would be a boost to the economy and guarantee the city stable energy sources for the future. And it would allow the PUC to market Clean Power SF not as a plan that will cost consumers more today — but as a plan that the city can all-but guarantee will save you money, substantial amounts of money, over the next 10 years.


It might make us feel more worthy and noble to use it. but if it costs more, then there's a conflict.

I'd like to see a clear consumer choice. Cheap "dirty" energy or expensice "clean" energy. We can all make our own decisions.

Although of course there is the argument that nuclear is the cleanest power of all . . .

Posted by Guest on Dec. 21, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

Only the SFPUC's current proposal for a small start up of the program with Shell buying 30 megawatts of renewable electricity on the open market is high priced.

By comparison, San Francisco's daily peak load of electricity use is 1000 megawatts.

And on December 13th, environmental and worker advocates finally succeeded in securing a commitment from the SFPUC that the Shell market purchasing contract will in fact not go forward unless a full plan is prepared for the local build-out of at least 360 megawatts of renewable electricity and energy efficiency installations.

The reason that advocates have successfully called for that work to first be completed, is that once the build-out plan and projections of its resulting revenues are determined, we will be able to establish an improved Shell agreement with far better economics and rates. The SFPUC's currently projected increase in prices will then be unnecessary, and the Shell contract can be finalized to reflect this.

Posted by Eric Brooks on Dec. 21, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

There is the argument that nuclear energy is the cleanest energy of all, but that argument is false. Ask Japan.

Posted by pdquick on May. 18, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

well i think this is really very nice it cn a change so many things as we want to change.

Posted by Alexandria Locksmith on Apr. 23, 2013 @ 2:34 am

Related articles

  • Exposing PG&E's other "cozy relationship," with Mayor Ed Lee

  • Dangerous delays

    Four years after the San Bruno disaster, PG&E still isn't fixing its potentially faulty natural gas pipelines on schedule

  • SF may go through Marin County to bypass CleanPowerSF subversion

  • Also from this author

  • Arguments against minimum wage increase are out of touch

  • Housing ballot measures would weaken city policy

    With market-rate housing construction booming, Kim abandons effort to balance it with more affordability 

  • Appealing to San Francisco values