San Francisco Environment Department

Energy and Environmental Justice

The City worked diligently with environmental justice activists and residents to improve our energy infrastructure.  Upgrades to transmission lines and adopting renewable energy and energy efficiency measures resulted in the closure of polluting power plants – one in Potrero Hill and another in Hunters Point.


Shutting Down Old Polluting Power Plants
After recognizing that local fossil-fueled power plants had burdened the Southeast neighborhoods of Bayview-Hunters Point and Potrero Hill, City policymakers worked diligently with local residents and state regulators to shut down polluting power plants and modernize San Francisco's energy infrastructure

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
SF Environment promotes renewable energy systems and energy efficiency in homes and businesses. We provided grants to help pay for the installation of energy efficiency measures and the installation of solar systems on low-income homes and non-profit buildings in the Southeast area neighborhoods.

Green Home Assessment
San Francisco Green Home Assessment Program is a community education program that offers residents simple tips on energy and water conservation, safety preparedness, safe cleaning products, and zero waste.

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