San Francisco Environment Department

San Francisco Mayor's Renewable Energy Task Force Recommendations Report

In recent years, renewable energy has moved from alternative to mainstream. Forward thinking cities, states, and entire countries are now considering ways to shift to renewable energy–based economies. They are motivated by desires to address public health and safety concerns about traditional energy sources, mitigate global climate change, increase energy independence, strengthen local economies, and create jobs. San Francisco’s goal is to meet
100% of its electricity demand with renewable power.

The Mayor’s Renewable Energy Task Force was established in January 2011 to develop recommendations to help meet this
goal within 10 years. This report outlines the major findings and recommendations of the Task

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