Board approves cleaner energy plan 

CleanPowerSF can move forward after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday allowing The City to submit an implementation plan to the California Public Utilities Commission for consideration.

The plan is to provide San Francisco with a second power provider and with one that provides power derived from much cleaner sources, like solar or wind, than Pacific Gas and Electric does.

The City is negotiating power rates and an overall agreement with Power Choice LLC and hopes to have a contract ready for Board of Supervisors approval by the end of March.

The program is being blasted by business advocacy groups, including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Committee on Jobs, who say the program will result in higher energy rates.

Meanwhile, people can follow the progress of CleanPowerSF on Twitter.

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