50% Solar & Wind Power For San Francisco!
On June, 19, 2007 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation that will build enough solar, wind and energy efficiency projects to run San Francisco on 50% clean, renewable electricity within the next decade. Called Clean Power SF, the project also puts an end to San Francisco's century long dependence on PG&E for its electricity supply.
Beginning in April 2004, Our City led the grassroots field operation that helped bring about the passage of this groundbreaking legislation.
Scores of other California cities are waiting to follow San Francisco's example for their own clean power projects, so passage of this measure will help lead California, the U.S., and the planet, into a clean, local, renewable energy powered future.
But there is more to be done...
PG&E Could Addict Us To Dirty Energy If We Don't Keep Clean Power SF On Track
The California Public Utilities Commission has given PG&E the opening to beat renewable energy to the punch and force California electricity consumers to pay for several new fossil fuel power plants and a dangerous 30 year extension of PG&E's nuclear power production at Diablo Canyon.
To fuel its new plants, PG&E is now expanding highly environmentally destructive natural gas fracking in the Rocky Mountain states. PG&E also plans to export massive amounts of this highly polluting gas to China through a huge pipeline to be run from Northern California to a proposed Oregon liquid natural gas port. This export scenario will strain gas supplies in the U.S. and thereby trigger yet more increases in natural gas based electricity prices.
To challenge this backward natural gas plan, the City is now in contract negotiations with clean energy providers. It is crucial that the Mayor and Supervisors make sure that the negotiations are successful, and that Clean Power SF is built on schedule.
What You Can Do
Email Mayor Lee and the Supervisors Today!
Click on and then send to both:
Mayor Ed Lee and The Board of Supervisors
the following sample, or your own composition...
Sample Letter For Clean Power SF:
Dear Supervisors and Mayor Lee,
Please guarantee a Clean Power SF project that will run San Francisco on 50% locally generated clean electricity within the next decade, and which will use the economic savings from local renewable and efficiency installations to pay for the project, so that it meets or beats PG&E rates.
[Insert your name and street address here.]