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Solana Beach has for years flirted with an energy program that would give its residents and businesses a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric. On Wednesday, it could launch official steps toward becoming the first municipality in the county to do so. While the City Council’s planned vote on a resolution Wednesday wouldn’t […]
If skeptics of climate change and defenders of San Diego Gas & Electric are abundant in Ocean Beach, it wasn’t apparent at this month’s meeting of the Ocean Beach Planning Board. Seeing none of either constituency, the OBPB threw its weight behind the creation of a government body designated to buy electricity and compete with […]
For California to meet its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, developing more energy storage solutions appears to be an absolute necessity. On that front, San Diego Gas & Electric is ahead of schedule. SDG&E has just announced it signed five new contracts for local battery storage facilities totaling 83.5 megawatts. That number is […]
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board supported community choice energy as a way for San Diego to promote cleaner energy and competitive energy rates at its April 27 board meeting. The vote for community choice was 9-1 with board member Kimberly Elliott voting against it. In 2015, the planning board supported San Diego’s Climate Action […]
The city of Encinitas has been honored by the Climate Action Campaign with the Agents of Change Award. The Climate Action Campaign is a San Diego-based organization with the simple mission of stopping climate change through policy action. The award, presented April 12 at the NightCAP Annual Awards Celebration event, honors public institutions that move […]
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles at the ready. All five of the battery projects will be […]
A staunch supporter of Community Choice Energy gave the keynote address at a March 10th forum organized by the Climate Action Campaign. Since clean, renewable energy is one of the main benefits of Community Choice Energy (CCE), you might think the speaker would be a long haired hippy prone to singing kumbaya. Not at all, […]
There has been a few months of uncertainty over whether an independent marketing district formed by SDG&E and its parent company Sempra Energy can lobby against the alternative energy program called community choice aggregation. The matter seems to be resolved after the California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, approved plans for the marketing district called […]
Deep in the flood of disturbing reports, policy changes and sardonic commentary flowing from Washington D.C., the Trump administration has been recklessly undoing the environmental policy work of the Obama administration. Trump’s commitment to “stopping the war on coal,” for one, reversed the Obama-era moratorium on the federal coal program that provided new coal leases. […]
San Diego environmentalists are ready to transform the region’s energy sector, but it isn’t clear yet how much support they’ll get from local labor unions. San Diego wants 100 percent of electricity sold within city limits to come from renewable sources by 2035. City officials say it won’t just be good for the environment, it’ll […]