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RSF School District Board Tackles Energy Storage

RANCHO SANTA FE — As power rates continue to climb, the Rancho Santa Fe School District continues to discuss alternative ways to save money. During the Oct. 5 monthly school board meeting, Superintendent David Jaffe introduced Bradley Johnson, director of finance, to present his research on battery storage solutions.    The topic was not a […]

San Diego’s Community Choice Energy Technical Study Stands up Under Scrutiny

San Diego struggles under the yoke of the highest electricity prices in the state. Meanwhile, thousands of cities across the United Stateshave executed a plan to reduce their electricity prices, called Community Choice Energy. City officials hired an expert to determine if Community Choice would work here too. The technical study, also known as the […]

Solana Pacific Snips Ribbon on New Solar Panels

The Solana Beach School District flipped the switch on its new solar panel system on the Solana Pacific Elementary School campus Nov. 3, the first renewable energy project in the school district. The ceremony for the new solar project was the first ribbon-cutting event for one of the district’s Measure JJ projects. Solana Beach School […]

Kilroy Celebrates New Solar Project in Carmel Valley

Kilroy Realty celebrated its new solar project with a ribbon-cutting event on Nov. 2 at Kilroy Centre Del Mar in Carmel Valley. The project is part of Kilroy’s commitment to sustainability as well as a contribution to San Diego’s Climate Action Plan that seeks to achieve 100 percent citywide renewable energy usage by 2035. Working […]

San Diego School District Backs Public Energy Program as Alternative to SDG&E

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education called on the city of San Diego this week to adopt a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric. The board adopted a resolution on Tuesday urging to the city to implement community choice aggregation, a program that allows elected officials to buy and sell […]

San Diego Climate Report Shows Progress — Thanks To Whom?

San Diego remains ahead of schedule in meeting the goals of its landmark Climate Action Plan, according to a progress report released by city officials Wednesday. The annual report found greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 were about two percent lower than 2015, and 19 percent lower than the climate plan’s baseline year of 2010. Mayor […]

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.