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Clear the Air Coalition Launches in San Diego

CPX Editor’s Note: Clear the Air Coalition is a product of the CPUC approved and shareholder-funded marketing arm of SDG&E’s parent company, Sempra Energy.  Clear the Air Coalition September 14, 2017 A new coalition, Clear the Air, has been formed to urge the City of San Diego to achieve its ambitious Climate Action goals in […]

Clean Energy Transition Receives Positive Response, Few Opting Out

The vast majority of Los Altos and Mountain View residents transitioned into Silicon Valley Clean Energy’s GreenStart program without lifting a finger. That’s because the GreenStart electricity option, touted as 100 percent carbon-free and 50 percent from renewable energy sources, is the default program residents and businesses automatically enrolled in between April and July – […]

California Lawmakers Mull Using Carbon Trading Revenues for EV Incentives

Dive Brief: The Los Angeles Times reports California lawmakers are considering a spending deal that would earmark $1.5 billion in revenues from the state’s cap-and-trade carbon scheme for clean energy vehicles, including rebates for EVs, farm equipment and large freight vehicles. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in July signed legislation extendingthe state’s greenhouse gas emissions […]

Tom Steyer’s Message on Climate Change Comes to San Diego

More than 400 San Diegans arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Hillcrest Thursday evening to hear an energetic message on clean energy and climate action from advocate and philanthropist Tom Steyer. Organized by the grassroots climate action organization SanDiego350, the talk was open to the public and co-sponsored by more than 20 local community groups. […]

Electric Vehicle Owners Join up to Advocate, Share Info

There’s a new group in town — the Davis Electric Vehicle Association! As an affiliated sub-group of the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association (SacEV), a chapter of the national nonprofit Electric Auto Association, DEVA advocates for electric vehicle adoption and supports the development of EV infrastructure regionally. DEVA is a special kind of car club made […]

Utilities Grapple with Rooftop Solar and the New Energy Landscape

First appeared in Yale Environment 360 In the prevailing narrative of the rooftop solar industry, the dominant theme is combat. The good guys are the innovative, climate-positive, customer-pleasing solar companies, which must be nimble to avoid being crushed by the plodding, influence-buying, fossil fuel-spewing dinosaurs of the electricity industry, the utilities. Thus The New York […]

Key Lawmaker Says California Energy Legislation Will Hold until next Year

Ambitious legislation on clean energy and regional electricity cooperation won’t advance until next year, said Assemblyman Chris Holden, a key committee chairman. “Every piece of legislation needs work,” he said in an interview on Wednesday. Holden (D-Pasadena) is directly involved in two controversial energy measures. He authored legislation, Assembly Bill 762, that contains a proposal […]