PG&E "Green Option" expected to cost far less than tentative CleanPowerSF ratesIn the current edition of SF Weekly, we explore the long-term goal of CleanPowerSF to provide San Francisco with "a local build-out which would supply the city with vast quantities of renewable power, energy independe ... More >>
San Franciscans found yet another reason to protest PG&E.Yesterday, on the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, OccupySF Environmental Justice Working Group, No Nukes Action and Greenaction for Health as well as Environmental Justice gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate ... More >>
WiggsLet the blame game commence for the fatal explosion and fire in San BrunoIn the wake of the terrifying explosion and fire that incinerated a large swath of San Bruno, the key questions may yet be: "What did PG&E know and when did they know it?" In the weeks preceding the detonation of a ... More >>
Gee, Reddy, seven cents doesn't seem so bad to save the planetThe list of companies opposing Prop. 23, a measure that would knock down California's 2006 anti-greenhouse gas law, reads like a Who's-Who of the sort of high tech and outdoorsy companies that usually line up behind environmentally-fri ... More >>
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 >>
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is asking state energy regulators to shut PG&E up when it comes to a controversial overhaul of San Francisco's power system that proponents say would provide greener electricity.A city brochure for CleanPowerSFIn a petition filed today with the California Public U ... More >>
Joe EskenaziJed's a millionaire!
Conversation in the line for a chi-chi Mission Bay taqueria was dampened the other day when, a few yards off, a city water department employee hooked what appeared to be an oversize cow bell to the fire hydrant. Before anyone could make a "more cowbell" joke, a to ... More >>
City officials have backed off from several of the more ambitious aspects of a planned overhaul of the local power grid that is intended to make San Francisco's energy supply greener and less dependent on Pacific Gas & Electric Co.The promised landThe city's Public Utilities Commission and Lo ... More >>
Does everyone want to live in Marin?
The Center For Investigative Reporting, the Berkeley nonprofit that recently formed a team of sleuths to take up where downsized California newspapermen and women left off, came out slugging earlier this month. It published a scintillating piece demonstrating ... 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 >>
Well, that's the thing: I thought my mom would know the Snuggie was a gag gift, but she actually thought it was a real gift. So here I'd planned this completely ironic moment, and she was starting to tear up. She actually said "It looks so comfortable, and I get so cold in winter!" Shit! So what ... More >>