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Published on September 24th, 2012 | by James Ayre

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100% Green Power — An Option for Consumers under San Francisco Plan



 
The city of San Francisco is considering a new $19.5 million program that would allow consumers to buy 100-percent of their electricity from renewable sources, for a premium price.

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California is at the forefront of combating climate change, by using innovative new policy solutions; creating a cap-and-trade system; mandating more zero-emission vehicles; and now offering consumers the option of sourcing electricity entirely from renewable sources.

“If approved, city officials say, the program would slash carbon emissions during the first year by nearly 10 times the amount already achieved by the city’s green energy initiatives. According to the proposal, which is subject to a vote by the city’s Board of Supervisors, the program would increase utility bills for average customers by about $9 per month.”

Source: Yale
Image Credit: Marin Highlands via Wikimedia Commons

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About the Author

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.



  • http://twitter.com/tamikenn57 Tami Kennedy

    I currently take this option in North Carolina.

    • http://cleantechnica.com/ Zachary Shahan

      I did when I was there as well. :D So easy to do. Not as much of an impact as going solar oneself, but still helpful.

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