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Sempra Services Lobbyists Met With San Diego Elected Officials, Potentially Violating State Ban

State officials say lobbyists for Sempra Energy’s new marketing division, Sempra Services, may have violated state law by meeting with some San Diego elected officials. That’s because Sempra Services has not received full approval from the state agency that oversees utilities, the California Public Utilities Commission. The California Public Utilities Commission has confirmed it is investigating Sempra and its utility, San […]

Hundreds Gather to Learn about Community Choice Energy

REGION — If there was one prevailing theme from the hosts of panelists speaking to city and county officials, alternative energy stakeholders and others about community choice energy in a Rancho Bernardo conference room on March 10, it was this: why wait? Many of the leaders present — from Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear to Councilwoman […]

SDG&E Invests in Energy Storage with Flow Battery Technology

SDG&E is unveiling a new vanadium redox flow battery storage pilot project in coordination with Sumitomo Electric, which stemmed from a partnership between Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Development Organization and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. During the four-year demonstration project, SDG&E will be researching if flow batterytechnology can economically enhance the delivery of reliable energy […]

Tule Wind Project Expansion Clears Legal Hurdle

Opponents of a wind project that will dot the ridgeline of the McCain Valley in San Diego’s East County lost a court decision this week, meaning an expansion to the Tule Wind Project remains on schedule. The Protect Our Communities Foundation (POC) battled the project from its inception, claiming the blades from wind turbines pose a danger to birds […]

A Definitive Guide to Community Choice Aggregation – and whether San Diego will do it

San Diego has ambitious plans to fight climate change. The plan depends on getting all electricity from renewable resources. That could set up a showdown between the city and Sempra Energy, the parent company of San Diego Gas & Electric. SDG&E gets most of its electricity by burning natural gas. Unless the company stops selling gas-fired power […]

Community Choice Energy Forum on Tap for Friday

ENCINITAS — Major stakeholders and advocates of community choice energy will be on hand March 10 for a day long forum in Rancho Bernardo on the topic, which holds a lot of interest in Encinitas as one of several cities exploring it as an avenue for energy choice. The San Diego Choice Community Forum, which […]

Supervisors Support Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Program

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors held a hearing on Phase I of the county’s comprehensive renewable energy plan February 15 and selected seven items for the Phase II implementation stage. A 4-0 Board of Supervisors vote with Ron Roberts in Washington, DC, approved a program to establish a sustainability task force within the […]

Regulators Investigating SDG&E for Potential Lobbying Violations

State regulators said they’re investigating San Diego Gas & Electric’s efforts to influence the local adoption of government-run electricity programs, saying the company doesn’t have permission to do so yet. Officials with SDG&E and its parent company, Sempra Energy, said they’ve done no wrong. They said the California Public Utilities Commission cleared their specially designated marketing division to lobby on community […]

Sempra Unleashes Controversy with Lobbying on Rival Electricity Program

The region’s largest energy provider has been lobbying elected officials for months concerning an increasingly popular electricity program that would give residents and businesses an alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric — even though the company and its critics disagree on whether it has state approval to do so. Officials with Sempra Energy said Thursday that they have been legally meeting with […]

School District Spearheads New Power Revolution

San Diego Unified School District offered a glimpse into the ongoing implementation of its climate action plan on Thursday evening (February 9) with its Family Climate Action Summit. A crowd of about 100 trickled into the auditorium at Kearny High School, where climate action awards were presented and school-board vice president Kevin Beiser, along with […]