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Picking Solar Winners and Losers at Intersolar North America

The ample rains that ended California’s historic drought this year may have dampened the state’s residential solar industry, but the weather can’t claim as much credit as net metering changes. That’s right — when it comes to solar’s success, it’s still all about policy, as illustrated by a panel on the North America solar market […]

City of San Diego One Step Closer to Energy Freedom: Independent Study Confirms Community Choice Energy Beneficial for San Diego Families & Businesses

Program Proven in Cities throughout California will Reach 100% Clean Energy Goal, Lower Costs & Offer Consumers Choice SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2017—Today, the City of San Diego released the results of its widely anticipated Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Feasibility Study at the Sustainable Energy Advisory Board meeting. The independent and peer-reviewed study proves the […]

New Study Finds Use Of Community Choice Energy Feasible

Switching to an alternative energy program called community choice will help the city of San Diego use more renewable sources of energy and could lower electricity costs, according to a study published this week. The long-anticipated study—paid for by the city and conducted by the firm Willdan Financial Services—will likely serve as a jumping-off point […]

Carlsbad To Share Cost Of Community Choice Energy Study

Carlsbad is the fourth North County city to agree to consider the feasibility of Community Choice Energy. Carlsbad City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to join other North County coastal cities and start exploring the feasibility of buying energy from cleaner sources of power. Community Choice Energy, or Community Choice Aggregation as it is sometimes […]

Battle Over San Diego’s Energy Future Will Heat Up Soon

The feasibility study for community choice aggregation, completed by Willdan Financial Services, has found the renewable energy option to be feasible in San Diego. “We’re moving full speed ahead to reach our ultimate goal of using 100 percent renewable energy citywide, and this study shows we have the ability to get there. This analysis underscores […]

Utilities Are Buying up Distributed Energy Companies. Should Community Energy Agencies Take a Lesson?

The following article by Jeff St. John of Greentech Media demonstrates the burgeoning competition for electricity customers as utility monopolies lose their stronghold. Will Community Choice Energy agencies take a lesson and avoid losing their own customers? Considering their community focus, are Community Choice agencies developing sufficient opportunities and incentives for local solar to support […]

Coastal Advocates Defend Marine Sanctuaries

President Donald Trump may want to expand offshore oil drilling, but it’s no surprise he’s facing pushback in a region known for being one of the most at risk of climate change and where residents are increasingly turning to renewable energy. San Mateo County officials are urging the federal government to keep protections in place […]

Clean Energy Programs Could Bring an Economic Boom

Gov. Jerry Brown painted a picture of California Thursday morning. In that painting, he described a state ravaged by forest fires, disease and mass migration if lawmakers fail to renew the state’s signature program to fight climate change, which he called “a threat to organized human existence.” Brown is pressing lawmakers to extend California’s cap-and-trade […]

‘Community Choice’ Could Provide Cheaper, Greener Electricity for San Diego, Report Says

A government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric could deliver more green energy while costing residents and businesses less money over time, according to a report released Wednesday by the city of San Diego. The document sparked the latest round of jockeying by environmentalists, fiscal hawks, backers of investor-owned utilities and others, with each group espousing […]

Monterey Regional Airport Poised to Go Solar

Just off of a road behind the Monterey Regional Airport’s airstrip, a lone construction worker smoothes over a freshly poured concrete pad on a fenced-off sandy lot. A few feet away from him, a bundle of steel beams glitter in the sunlight. “We’re so glad that those beams came in on time,” Airport Project Manager […]