Long awaited news in San Francisco this morning, 11.09.2009:
"San Francisco Requests Bids for an Alternative to PG&E: Local Power-Assisted RFP Seeks New 51% Green Power Supply for Residents & Businesses, 360 MW of Local Green Power
San Francisco, CA, November 09, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) today released a Request for Proposals authorized by City leaders to implement the Community Choice Aggregation Program, known as CleanPowerSF. . . Co-drafted by the San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) with technical assistance of Local Power, Inc. following a decade of preparation, the RFP invites bids to provide a new electricity service to San Franciscans that consists of 51% renewable energy and demand technologies by 2017, and provides municipal financing for development of at least 360 Megawatts of new solar photovoltaics, smart grid, local wind, cogeneration, energy efficiency technologies and other local green power."
And, San Francisco's clean energy legislation, unlike the federal government's, clean means non-nuclear.
However, the City's new energy policy conflicts with that of its 8th District Congressional Representative, for the past 23 years, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Full text at http://www.examiner.com/x-8257-SF-Energy-Policy-Examiner~y2009m11d9-San-Francisco-energy-policy-at-odds-with-San-Francisco-Rep-Nancy-Pelosis.