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Big soda explodes on SF, gives $7.7 million to fight beverage tax

If the soda tax proponents brought a supersoaker to the November ballot showdown, the soda industry brought a tsunami. New campaign finance reports filed...

Clean energy and better infrastructure: a great combination

OPINION Achieving a more sustainable San Francisco means a city running on clean power. It also means maintaining our infrastructure to keep San Francisco...

SF and UC systems dragging their feet on fossil fuel divestment

July 22, 2014
The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System and University of California Board of Regents -- two local entities targeted by campaigns urging them to divest...

Will proposal to sell Hetch Hetchy power overshadow CleanPowerSF?

June 30, 2014
Supervisors Scott Wiener and London Breed have proposed an ordinance to allow the San Francisco Public Utilities Power Commission’s Power Enterprise to sell hydroelectric...

Supes won’t let mayor raid CleanPowerSF without a fight

The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee today voted to reject the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission budget, an effort by Sup. John...

Stored power

Green-tech manufacturing, climate science, and wisdom from the Amazon

Tune in to Alternative Ink, the Guardian’s radio show LISTEN NOW

May 9, 2014
Greetings, Guardianistas, we’re making the leap from your eyeballs to your earholes with Alternative Ink, our new radio show on BFF.fm, San Francisco’s best...

Alerts: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 2014
THURSDAY 8 12th Annual Human Rights Awards Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon, SF. www.humanrightsaward.org. 6-8:30pm, $115. Each year, the Human Rights Awards honors the...

Lawsuits target Airbnb rentals

LAWSUITS TARGET AIRBNB RENTALSThe San Francisco City Attorney's Office last week filed a pair of lawsuits against local landlords who illegally rent out apartments on a short-term...

SF may go through Marin County to bypass CleanPowerSF subversion

Just in time for Earth Day, a renewed effort to reduce the city’s carbon emissions was introduced at the Board of Supervisors yesterday ....

Revisionist future

Politics are holding back San Francisco's best shot at reducing carbon emissions

Billionaire helps poke holes in oil industry’s argument for drilling Monterey Shale

April 1, 2014
“We’ve been told that there’s a great oil boom on the immediate horizon,” billionaire investor and Pac Heights resident Tom Steyer noted at the...

Plans for SF clean energy program still underway, despite political opposition

December 17, 2013
San Francisco’s longstanding effort to develop a municipal renewable energy program has been stymied by politics, but Sup. London Breed has taken up the...

California joins Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in climate action plan

October 28, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown announced a regional agreement Oct. 28 with Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia to align policies for combating climate change. “This is...

LAFCo should launch CleanPowerSF

OPINION Last month, the Mayor's Office and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) — largely at the mayor's behest — refused to launch CleanPowerSF,...

Power struggle

Mayor Lee misrepresents CleanPowerSF in defending his appointees' effort to kill it

Backward on climate

August 14, 2013
After a hearing lasting several hours on Tue/13, members of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission voted down a motion to approve electricity rates...

PG&E union spreads lies about CleanPowerSF

August 12, 2013
San Francisco’s municipal power agency is gearing up to launch one of the most climate-friendly alternative energy programs in the country, but the forces...

Alerts

May 28, 2013
WEDNESDAY 29 Protest: Call on Walmart and Gap to protect worker safety tinyurl.com/nfvnslj. Four Seasons, 757 Market, SF. Continue to Gap flagship store, 980 Market,...

San Francisco Green Film Festival

May 28, 2013
The San Francisco Green Film Festival returns for a week-long event May 30 through June 5, with 50 new films from around the globe...

Brown raids cap-and-trade funds, delaying action on climate change

Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere continue to rise to dangerous levels, but still our political leaders delay taking meaningful actions to address the...

Why labor should oppose the pipeline

Keystone's XL Pipeline is not good for working people

Sharing the sun

Solar energy entrepreneurs are pioneering new models for democratizing power

The Mirkarimi vote: Will there be some profiles of courage?

October 8, 2012
(See the postscript for the Chronicle's shameful crucifixion coverage of Mirkarimi and a timely, newsworthy oped it refused to run by Mirkarimi's former girl...