FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2015
Contact: Hunter Stern (415) 517-0318
San Francisco, CA – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 is proud to announce it has reached an important agreement with Board of Supervisors President London Breed, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos to ensure that San Franciscans have the best chance to receive truly green, truly clean energy through the upcoming CleanPowerSF program.
Today the Board of Supervisors is set to pass an amended version of President Breed’s Clean Energy Right to Know Act that reflects the City’s plans to limit the use of unbundled Renewable Energy Certificates, or RECs, in CleanPowerSF’s power mix. Although previous iterations of the program have relied on unbundled RECs, respected environmentalists, energy experts and the California Labor Federation have strongly criticized their use.
“Limiting the use of unbundled RECs means that residents can be more confident that the CleanPowerSF energy program will deliver what it promises,” said Hunter Stern, Business Representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245. “We’d like to thank Mayor Lee, Board President Breed and Supervisor Avalos for their leadership on this issue and for their commitment to ensuring CleanPowerSF voluntarily uses no more unbundled RECs than what is allowed under state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard. Local 1245 fully supports the Breed Measure and will actively campaign for its passage and against the ‘Renewable Energy Truth in Advertising Act’ we previously submitted for the ballot.”
The amended version of the Clean Energy Right to Know Act is scheduled to be voted on at a special Board session at 9:30 a.m., Friday, July 31st.