October 1, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco program to give residents the option of getting 100 percent of their power from renewable sources has stalled, and the city is now looking into joining a similar program in neighboring Marin County.
The Marin Independent Journal reports that San Francisco officials contacted the Marin Energy Authority recently to explore options.
San Francisco officials in 2012 voted to approve CleanPowerSF, a public power program meant to compete with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. by giving residents the option of obtaining more of their electricity from renewable sources.
But implementing the program has been stymied by city public utilities officials, who declined to set rates for it.
Marin energy officials say they are exploring the idea, and would discuss the issue early next year.
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