- San Francisco officials have reached out to neighboring Marin County to explore joining Marin's program to let its residents get 100% of their power from renewable energy. San Francisco has 475,000 electricity accounts while Marin has about 120,000.
- The Marin Energy Authority operates one of the first so-called community choice aggregation program in the state, whereby a locality can buy power directly from a generator instead of the incumbent utility, in this case, Pacific Gas & Electric. As might be expected, PG&E opposes such efforts.
San Francisco in 2012 created CleanPowerSF, a public utility meant to compete with PG&E and provide more renewable choices for residents. But the city's Public Utilities Commission has so far refused to move ahead and support the program.