Going, going, goneThe final word is in: after more than a decade of activism and negotiations, the Mirant Power Plant will be closing for good by the end of 2010. "There was really no need to have these dirty power plants continue to exist in San Francisco," City Attorney Dennis Herrera tol ... More >>
We live in dark times. American soldiers are dying overseas. The robber barons of high finance reap massive bonuses as recompense for ruining the nation's economy. As our own fair city falls further into darkness, bilingual toddlers are turned out into the streets, lawyers misremember whom they shou ... More >>
City clean power activists and politicos were split in their reactions to the outcome of a state power regulatory body meeting today in Folsom, as San Francisco's plans to shutter the Mirant power plant "irrevocably" by 2010 took something of a hit. While Cal-ISO -- the state body that determines ... More >>
Joe EskenaziCity Attorney Dennis Herrera delivers the big news, backed by (from left) PUC head Ed Harrington, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, and former Board of Supes President Aaron PeskinThe answer has been revealed to the "mystery settlement" announced yesterday by City Attorney Dennis Herrera ... More >>
'We don't bid, or go in for these city contracts, and we don't intend to do it now.'If one attends any meeting, at any time of day or night, at San Francisco's City Hall, one's likely to find buzz-cut shutterbug Luke Thomas taking photographs for his Web site Fogcityjournal.com. His 10,000 monthly r ... More >>
It's not often that self-respecting members of the Fourth Estate are drawn into lovers' tiffs with public officials in plain view. But such exchanges have apparently become the norm at the San Francisco Bay Guardian, where publisher Bruce Brugmann and executive editor Tim Redmond chose this week to ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs Keeping with tradition, the Supervisors have taken a holiday weekend and turned it into an extended vacation. Their justification this time is that they all need the extra two days off to go see "Milk." Last year, it was to stand in line and buy iPhones, and the year before th ... More >>
Why some "progressives" are putting energy into a bad idea.
The plan to build a massive new power plant in San Francisco -- once thought inevitable -- hits a few snags
How Kennedyesque is Gavin Newsom?
With many power plants scheduled to go down for repairs, a stretch of bad weather could spell trouble
A ballot measure that would create a Municipal Utility District has so many legal flaws, it's all but DOA. In fact, passing the measure might delay the advent of public power here for years.
And then there's developer Michael Strausz
Two major S.F. energy projects are in the works. Do we need both? The question isn't really being discussed.
Upcoming ballot proposals on public power could complicate the fight over the Potrero Hill plant.
If Gov. Davis has his way, California soon will have dozens of new power plants -- a lot of them in the wrong places, some of them unnecessary, and very, very few of them based on renewable energy
Opponents of the Potrero Hill power plant expansion could use a lesson in organization.
How the state's contracts with crucial electric power providers actually encourage them to gouge us
Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?