Stop the Shell Shock – Don’t Double Our Electricity Rates!
  • Petitioned Edwin Lee

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Mayor of San Francisco
Edwin Lee
San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
London Breed
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Norman Yee
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
David Chiu
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Scott Wiener
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Malia Cohen
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Jane Kim
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Eric Mar
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
David Campos
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
John Avalos

Stop the Shell Shock – Don’t Double Our Electricity Rates!

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      Stop the Shell Shock

The Shell Energy contract recently approved by the Board of Supervisors is projected to DOUBLE electricity generation rates in San Francisco. What’s worse is that the money will be taken out of our pockets without our consent. After being automatically enrolled, many families will pay $500 more per year, and according to City figures, some families will pay up to $1,000 more per year under this system.

The contract will also hurt the economy by raising the City’s electric bill, costing taxpayers more and eating into budgets for vital city services. On top of that, the City is forecasting the loss of 100 local jobs – all so they can go into business with Houston-based Shell Energy.

It’s time to stop the Shell Shock! Sign the petition today and ask the Board and the Mayor to reconsider DOUBLING the electric rates of working San Franciscans!

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      • over 1 year ago

      Correction: this petition is run by PG&E's puppet union.

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      • over 1 year ago

      People who are signing this petition because you read the misleading statements above, do some research. Here's the CleanSF site's own take on the issues: What is CleanPowerSF?

      CleanPowerSF is the City’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program, which allows cities and counties to pool their citizens' purchasing power to buy electricity. CleanPowerSF will enhance local control, create competition, foster increased consumer protections and provide a choice between competing energy supplies.

      Will my rates increase?

      While the program’s terms are still being finalized, CleanPowerSF’s rates and pricing goals are to remain competitive with PG&E. Additionally, CleanPowerSF plans to offer long-term rate stability allowing families and businesses to budget and plan ahead.

      Who will administer CleanPowerSF?

      CleanPowerSF will be administered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the City’s water, sewer and municipal power utility. The SFPUC already generates approximately 20% of the City’s energy needs through renewable resources like solar power and hydropower that produce zero greenhouse gas emissions. The SFPUC also provides the pristine Hetch Hetchy water delivered by gravity to your tap and award-winning sewage treatment that protects our local waterways.

      What if I don’t want to participate in CleanPowerSF?

      State law mandates that all CCA entities operate as opt-out programs. This is ideal because it puts you, the consumer, in the driver’s seat. Participation in CleanPowerSF is completely voluntary; consumers will be given four separate opportunities over four months to freely select who they want as their energy provider. Ultimately, the choice is yours; consumers will only benefit by finally having a real and meaningful choice in their electric energy supply.

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      • over 1 year ago

      I signed this dreadful thing by accident; PG&E is likely behind it because they brook no opposition to their monopoly. I do NOT support this and I want my name off it. I support renewable energy alternatives for my city- and I know that nearly everything on this petition is a lie. It is optional so no one is facing a rate hike; Shell is bundling the renewable energy sources for the city at the outset but will be phased out; and it is a great step forward in both addressing climate change and freeing us from another sinister corporation, PG&E.

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    • Phillip Britton SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I don't want to pay more for electricity. I don't want to support Shell. San Francisco doesn't need higher living expenses.

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    • verna miller SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Not enuf renewable energy, and too costly

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