Shutting Down Old Polluting Power Plants
The City is aggressively integrating renewable energy resources and energy-efficiency measures throughout San Francisco to the benefit of many residents in historically underserved neighborhoods. After recognizing that local fossil-fueled power plants had burdened the Southeast neighborhoods of Potrero Hill and Bayview Hunters Point for too long, San Francisco’s policymakers worked diligently with local residents and state regulators to shut down polluting power plants and to modernize our energy infrastructure. The improvements made by Pacific Gas and Electric to its transmission and distribution lines, combined with private and public efforts to develop renewable energy systems and promote energy efficiency, have resulted in closure of two old, unreliable power plants that operated for decades in the Bayview Hunters Point and Potrero neighborhoods.
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