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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
As part of San Francisco’s efforts to reduce reliance on fossil-fueled energy production and promote energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, we provided Environmental Justice grants to local organizations to help offset the costs of energy efficiency measures and photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems in the Southeast area. Our Environmental Justice grants to San Francisco Food Bank, Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates and GRID Alternatives have resulted in over 100 PV solar systems installed on low-income homes and non-profit buildings. Our Environmental Justice grant funds helped to start and were leveraged by San Francisco Community Power, which provide energy efficiency measures and helps local residents and businesses to reduce their energy bills.
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.