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S.F. to get cleaner
energy - and a battle

San Francisco Chronicle, by Neal J. Riley

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 3/3/2013 4:31:04 PM

San Francisco is months away from launching a program that would allow residents to purchase their energy from renewable sources - at a premium. The hard-fought program, which has been debated for decades, was approved last year, but some worry that before the greener energy grid can even start, it will be derailed. Later this month, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission may adopt rates for the program, which is called CleanPowerSF. One scenario would have those customers paying twice as much as those who remain with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The PUC also expects this month to get

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Have your utility bills doubled voluntarily, atop prices that already have necessarily skyrocketed? Man, sign me up!

Watch for this to have an enrollment of approximately zero, followed shortly by mandatory "participation."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 3/3/2013 4:38:27 PM     (No. 9206337)

Good luck, SF liberals. We´ll soon know how ´´green´´ you really are. I´m betting most of you will bail on this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon, 3/3/2013 4:40:10 PM     (No. 9206338)

To add, a few years ago they had a similar "green power switch" program in Nashville, with rates nowhere near doubled. Know who did not participate until outed by a blogger? That´s right—Al "Chakra" Gore, he of the decorate gaslamps and massive energy bills.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wsdiego, 3/3/2013 4:41:33 PM     (No. 9206341)

A fool is easily separated from their money!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/3/2013 5:48:18 PM     (No. 9206422)

Mercyhurst College (now Mercyhurst University) in Erie, Pa., purchases ´green´ electricity, at the premium rates, and charges the students for that feel good act, in their tuition.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: keekng, 3/3/2013 6:18:27 PM     (No. 9206451)

R-I-P-O-F-F!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/3/2013 6:41:45 PM     (No. 9206466)

Well, all those double income, no kids folks in San Francisco can probably afford it.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 3/3/2013 6:48:32 PM     (No. 9206469)

I don´t like the "optional" part of the program. The whole damn city should have it RAMMED down their throats. Also, paying double the normal rates is not nearly enough, I think ten times at a minimum is more appropriate.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 3/3/2013 8:23:05 PM     (No. 9206551)

Be fair and balanced -- spread the cost over the whole city. Be socialistic -- it is good practice for the coming days.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Scribelus, 3/3/2013 8:47:39 PM     (No. 9206582)

A grand idea! Puff power at puff prices for puff payers!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JustRight, 3/3/2013 8:52:09 PM     (No. 9206591)

And just off-shore these Ca numbnuts have enough oil to pay down all of their debts and move on into the future with money in the bank.

But, they will not go after it since they had a "spill" back in the ´60s. Another Democrat fiasco sending a good state down the drain!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/4/2013 6:33:45 AM     (No. 9206892)

Let me guess...if CA doesn´t already have a taxpayer funded program to pay energy bills for the parasites, the demonrats will pass one. The only good outcome would be for energy rate payers to finally wise up and do a major culling to the moronic demonrats running that failed state.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/4/2013 8:45:23 AM     (No. 9207095)

Nothing new here. One of these eyesores was put up near our town and it was touted up front that you could voluntarily have your bill increased to support it. Luckily for the foreign company that built and installed it, there were plenty of suckers that would pay to feel or even let you know that they were holier than thou.
Oh, forgot to mention- it´s been broken down for a few months...... for the umpteenth time in 10 years.

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