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Building Clean Power & Green Jobs In San Francisco
In a truly groundbreaking victory, on January 12, 2016, after a twelve year battle against resistance from the Mayor's office, clean energy advocates succeed in getting the the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to launch the CleanPowerSF program.
CleanPowerSF is planned to create thousands of jobs as the city builds hundreds of megawatts of solar, wind and energy efficiency projects in order to run the entire city on 50% local, clean, renewable electricity within the next decade, and 100% by 2030.
Since 2004, Our City has been an unwavering anchor for the community coalition that brought CleanPowerSF to this launch.
Due to this victory, San Francisco electricity customers can now switch to CleanPowerSF and start getting cleaner energy at lower rates, at CleanPowerSF.org
But There Is Still More To Do
While starting the program is a spectacular first step, we must now push the SFPUC to use CleanPowerSF program revenues to build real local clean energy projects, rather than merely buying clean energy on the market. We need to make sure that our electricity comes from truly local sources in order to guarantee jobs and actual greenhouse gas reductions.
Unfortunately the SFPUC is not planning to build a major citywide local buildout of clean energy projects until 2020. The planet's climate, and San Franciscans who badly need jobs, simply cannot wait that long for action.
What You Can Do
Email the San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Today!
Click on and then send to:
The Board of Supervisors
the following sample, or your own composition...
Sample Letter To Support Building Local Clean Energy
While the launch of CleanPowerSF is a great victory, the SFPUC's plan to delay until 2020 the construction of a comprehensive local clean energy network, simply doesn't address the pressing immediate need for jobs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Please move as quickly as possible to use CleanPowerSF program revenues to begin financing a citywide and Bay Area clean energy and efficiency network, that will run the entire city on 50% locally installed, clean, renewable electricity within the next decade, and 100% by 2030.
[Insert your name and street address here.]