On Earth Day, Mayor London N. Breed also announced San Francisco is exceeding its key environmental goals, including that CleanPowerSF will provide all customer 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
The transition to 100% renewable energy is five years ahead of CleanPowerSF’s initial goal of 2030 and 20 years ahead of California’s projected timeline. CleanPowerSF Green customers are currently receiving 50% renewable energy. To provide all of San Francisco with clean energy, CleanPowerSF has now procured enough clean energy to go 100% renewable for all customers by 2025.
CleanPowerSF has also played a critical role in reducing the City’s overall emissions. At the press conference, Mayor Breed also announced San Francisco’s newest environmental and climate change commitments, including reaching our net-zero carbon goal by 2045, five years early. In addition, San Francisco’s emissions have dropped to 41% below 1990 levels, which is five years ahead of the City’s goal of reaching a 40% reduction by 2025. In addition to CleanPowerSF, some of the other drivers of emission reductions include energy efficiency programs, green building codes, cleaner fuels, and the switch to renewable diesel.
Achieving net-zero carbon by 2045 aligns with the Paris Climate Agreement and means the City must dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors by 2045 in order to slow the threat of climate change.