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News, The Snitch Green Energy Fetches a High Price -- and Many Customers -- in Marin County

Green Energy Fetches a High Price -- and Many Customers -- in Marin County

As both San Francisco and Marin County struggle to get "community choice aggregation" green-energy plans up and running, one of the big questions on observers' minds is whether electricity consumers will pay more for power from renewable sources such as wind…
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News, The Snitch After Prop. 16 Defeat, Public Power Advocates Still Can't Promise Cheaper Rates

After Prop. 16 Defeat, Public Power Advocates Still Can't Promise Cheaper Rates

The weeks leading up to Tuesday's election saw no shortage of hand-wringing among public-power advocates. With passage of PG&E-backed Proposition 16 -- which would have required a two-thirds popular vote before municipal governments could get into the electricity business --…
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News, The Snitch City Softens Requirements on Clean Energy Master Plan

City Softens Requirements on Clean Energy Master Plan

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…
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News, The Snitch Is LAFCo Getting Ready to Sue PG&E?

Is LAFCo Getting Ready to Sue PG&E?

Lawsuit, anyone? That could be the case, to judge from what took place at the most recent Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) meeting on July 31.LAFCo is a sort of energy task force controlled by supervisors who advocate municipalizing San…
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News, The Snitch Sweet Job of the Week: LAFCo Seeks Diligent Hall Monitor at $100,000 Salary

Sweet Job of the Week: LAFCo Seeks Diligent Hall Monitor at $100,000 Salary

As we've noted in these pages before, San Francisco's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) -- a panel of leftist supervisors and their hand-picked enviro allies that influences city energy policy -- is the sort of organization whose existence is only…
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