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Community Choice Aggregation – Change Could Prove Risky

Commentary The city of San Diego jumped to the forefront of the fight against climate change in late 2015 with adoption of its Climate Action Plan. This commitment earned the city much praise, and we at the San Diego County Taxpayers Association supported it with the caveat that we must achieve these goals cost effectively. […]

Power of Choice – Cheaper, Cleaner Renewables a Win

Commentary What if you could choose to power your home for less than SDG&E’s rates, using 100 percent renewable energy? Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) enables you to do just that. CCAs are city and county agencies that buy or produce electricity on behalf of their residents, and pay the utility company to deliver it. Customers […]

Power of Choice – Size Matters in Energy Business

Commentary Is it too late to stop global warming? We’re not sure, but this is not a drill. Our climate and our planet are too important for us to simply stand by as atmospheric warming poses ever-greater risks. We need a carbon-free future sustained by clean and renewable energy from solar, wind and geothermal farms […]

Solana Beach Takes Its Energy Pitch to the Streets

The unassuming tents with city logos and “Community Choice Aggregation” banners have started making their appearance in Solana Beach, bound to become an increasingly familiar fixture at community events as city officials get the word out on their plan to steer the city toward a self-controlled energy future. Solana Beach took the historic first step […]

Forum to Focus on City of San Diego’s Energy Options

Rancho Bernardans can learn Thursday night about the City of San Diego possibly taking on the energy purchasing function currently held by San Diego Gas & Electric in order to help the environment for decades to come. A forum featuring energy policy advocates on various sides of the Community Choice Energy discussion will be held […]

California Regulators Delay Decision on TOU Rates for SDG&E

It never looks good when you make material changes to a proposed decision a week before a vote, and without giving a full explanation. As such, many in the solar and environmental community saw red when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made changes to the timing of time-of-use (TOU) rates in a proposed decision […]

Some Electric Cars Are Being Heavily Discounted up to $20,000 as Next-Gen EVs Come to Market

In the past, we have seen a few electric cars being discounted significantly on top of EV incentives, but there seems to be a new wave of them lately. It appears to coincide with the next-generation of EVs coming to market which represents a more important step up than previous generations. With more range and […]

Potential Energy Project Could Benefit Water Ratepayers

An exciting concept is emerging in San Diego County that could reduce pressure on water rates across the region and expand opportunities for renewable energy. The system under consideration is essentially an incredible “battery” that could store up to 500 megawatts of renewable energy. There’s still a lot of work to be done to determine […]

California Mobile Home Park Gets Cutting Edge Renewable Energy System

Listen to the audio here. https://d2ry37igjfn1mv.cloudfront.net/audio/2017/08/01/20170801_sea_solarpilot.mp3 The California Energy Commission is bankrolling a plan to bring renewable energy to a mobile home park near Bakersfield, California. The money will allow for the installation of solar panels and a battery storage system. The idea is to make the technology available to communities that otherwise could not […]

Study Finds That Community Choice Energy Is Cleaner & Cheaper

The overwhelming support for and adoption of Community Choice Energy (CCE) only makes sense. All eight operational CCEs across the state charge lower electricity fees than their utility competitors while providing higher renewable energy content. Consumers save money while their children breathe less polluted air. However, here in the city of San Diego, the mayor […]