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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 […]

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

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2017— Huge congratulations are in order for the City of Chula Vista, which has cemented its status as a climate leader in our region by adopting a Climate Action Plan with a commitment to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035. They join the cities of San Diego, Del Mar, and Solana Beach in […]

Opinion: Community Choice Energy Starts with Community

In the coming months, the City of San Diego will have an opportunity to start healing our warming world. Across California, people have been offered a choice – cleaner, cheaper energy or the same polluting electricity we use today. That choice, that opportunity and that freedom is called Community Choice Energy (CCE) and it may […]

San Diego County Democratic Party Unanimously Endorses Community Choice Energy

  SAN DIEGO, September 20, 2017— Climate Action Campaign is excited to announce that the San Diego County Democratic Party has unanimously endorsed Community Choice Energy in the city of San Diego. Together, we are taking meaningful steps to help offer families the freedom of energy choice, reduce energy costs, increase the use of local […]

Local Businesses, Civic Leaders Form Group in Opposition of Community Choice Energy

CPX Editor’s Note: Clear the Air Coalition is a product of the CPUC approved and shareholder-funded marketing arm of SDG&E’s parent company, Sempra Energy.  This post includes an audio stream from a KPBS Midday Edition interview with two members of the Clear the Air Coalition: Ruben Barrales of the Latino Leadership & Policy Forum and Lani […]