Renewable Energy Program

Renewable energy provides clean, limitless fuel by drawing upon natural resources such as sunlight, wind, and geothermal heat. By investing in and promoting renewable energy, a sustainable community benefits not only from a smaller carbon footprint and reduced pollution in their neighborhood or elsewhere but also from the creation of green jobs for members of the community.

Brightline's principal renewable energy campaign is called "Solar Power Is For Everyone," but our additional efforts to promote wind energy have been featured in the New York Times.

Demand for Solar Reaches New Heights!
Posted Mon, Oct 19, 2015
October 19, 2015 - In October 2015, environmental justice nonprofit Brightline Defense (Brightline) and the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) commissioned a poll showing that California voters overwhelmingly support rooftop solar. This statewide poll of registered California voters is especially ...
16 Social Justice Groups Advocate Expansion of Solar Through Net Metering
Posted Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Today, 16 social justice leaders representing many diverse communities in California sent a powerful message to the state's key regulatory body on energy matters, urging for more solar and an extension of the current net energy metering program beyond 2017.

Though their
Vote Solar Publishes "GoSolarSF Progress Report: Economic & Environmental Benefits of San Francisco's Solar Program"
Posted Tue, Jun 24, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--The numbers are in for GoSolarSF and they are phenomenal.

Yesterday, the Vote Solar Initiative, one of the nation's leading advocates for solar energy, published a comprehensive environmental, jobs, and economic analysis of San Francisco's landmark GoSolarSF incentive program entitled, "
Mayor Lee Announces Full Funding For GoSolarSF, Announcement Hailed At Major Labor Rally
Posted Fri, May 02, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Just as community advocacy got underway to restore looming budget cuts to San Francisco's landmark GoSolarSF program, on Wednesday April 30 Mayor Ed Lee
GoSolarSF Funding Doubles As Mayor Lee Delivers On Commitment To Restore Cuts
Posted Thu, Mar 14, 2013
Like a quarterback leading a team of environmental and green jobs advocates down a field of renewable energy goals, Mayor Ed Lee has put San Francisco’s successful GoSolarSF program within inches of the goal line by announcing yesterday that he has doubled funding for the incentive effective July 1.

And unlike ...


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Solar Power As Peaker Power
Posted Thu, Sep 10, 2009
Renewable Energy

Letter of Support for Net Metering - March 2015
· Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Thank You Letter to Mayor Ed Lee for Supporting GoSolarSF
· Tue, Mar 12, 2013

GoSolarSF Update - July 24, 2012
· Tue, Jul 24, 2012

Home Wind Power Faces Roadblocks In San Francisco
Posted Mon, Dec 06, 2010
(SF Chronicle)

Nimby Rears Its Head Against Wind Power Project
Posted Thu, Nov 11, 2010
(NY Times)

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