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August 27, 2003

San Francisco Approves $16 Million Energy Efficiency Program

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a $16.3 million energy efficiency pilot project for the city in late July. The city's environment department will work with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to run the program, which aims to reduce peak electricity demand for both homes and businesses. The program will include nine elements aimed at reducing peak power use by 16 megawatts in the city by January 2005. The nine program elements include installing energy efficiency measures in the homes of low-income families, providing energy audits and other technical support to businesses, and offering rebates to multifamily housing units and businesses. See the PG&E press release.