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Solana Beach Votes on Next Step Toward Community Choice Energy

The Solana Beach City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday night on whether to move into the next phase of preparing for Community Choice Energy. The city of 13,000 residents is at the forefront of a growing trend in San Diego County to take more local control of where residents get their energy. The city […]

San Marcos Pairs up With Tesla to Bring Solar Power to Schools

Tesla Motors Inc., known for building high-end electric cars, will be powering San Marcos schools, as well. Last December, the district inked a deal with the Silicon Valley energy company to introduce solar arrays at most of its campuses. Construction on that project starts today at Paloma Elementary School, and will be rolled out in […]

Sempra, Chamber Lobbying Asks San Diego to Put Government-Run Electricity Program on Ice

A debate is nearing a boiling point over whether the city of San Diego should form a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric — a move that could foreshadow a massive overhaul of electrical markets across California. The city is facing several votes in the coming months that could either shelve the program […]

RE:FOCUS San Diego Community Choice

As California’s energy grid seeks to become more green, advocates are calling for a new plan to make SDG&E owned by the government. The process is called Community Choice Aggregation. The U-T’s Daniel Wheaton interviews environmental reporter Joshua Emerson Smith on the subject. Community Choice Aggregation, by Daniel Wheaton, RE:FOCUS, October 16, 2017.

SDG&E Wants to Raise Rates 11%, Starting in Two Years

San Diego Gas & Electric filed a request with state regulators late Friday afternoon, asking for an 11 percent rate increase in 2019 and running through 2022. The utility estimates a typical residential customer using 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month would see an increase of $6.13 and a typical customer using 25 therms of […]

Clear the Air Coalition’s Ties to Sempra Aren’t Always Clear to the Public

A new group known as the Clear the Air coalition has risen up to discourage the city of San Diego from taking on San Diego Gas & Electric. The city wants 100 percent of electricity sold within city limits to come from renewable sources by 2035. SDG&E argues that it’s too risky and too expensive […]

That Review Questioning the City’s CCA Study Has Issues of Its Own

When you want a second medical opinion, you consult a doctor in the same field. Would you ask an eye doctor to confirm a diagnosis of a heart problem? For a peer review to be valid, the first opinion must be reviewed by someone with credentials in the same specialty. This is not what Sempra […]

CCAs Battle Ramps Up With Dueling News Conferences

The City of San Diego has a lot to consider when it comes to its energy future. If Community Choice Aggregation or CCAs is passed by the City Council in January, it would essentially empower those elected officials to purchase energy for the city, not SDG&E. SDG&E would still maintain their infrastructure, still conduct meter […]

Sempra Services Video Leaves out Key Facts on Community Choice

The San Diego City Council faces a crucial vote in January on whether to move forward with community choice aggregation, or CCA. This kind of program allows local governments, rather than private utility companies, to decide where their residents’ electricity comes from. San Diego sees it as one way to reach its goal of 100 […]

Chula Vista 4th City in San Diego County to Adopt 100% Clean Energy Goal

The city of Chula Vista has cemented its status as a climate leader in the region by adopting a Climate Action Plan with a commitment to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2035. It joins the cities of San Diego, Del Mar, and Solana Beach in committing to that goal, and sets the region on […]