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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 […]

CCA Outreach Begins

SOLANA BEACH — As part of the city’s outreach efforts to explain community choice aggregation, or CCA, a presentation was given to the Climate Action Commission during the advisory board’s July 19 meeting. CCA, also called community choice energy, is identified in the Climate Action Plan adopted one week earlier by City Council as the […]

San Diego Study Finds Cheaper, Greener Energy from Utility Leapfrog

Utility companies are facing a tough environment with the advent of renewable energy, and things are about to get much tougher. A new study commissioned by the city of San Diego, California indicates that the city may have an opportunity to provide electricity consumers with lower rates, ramp up its use of renewable energy and […]

7 Things to Understand about Community Choice in San Diego

Last week, the city of San Diego got its answer on whether switching to an alternative energy program that would bypass San Diego Gas & Electric is possible and cost-effective. The broad answers, contained in a feasibility report conducted by Willdan Financial Services, were yes it is feasible and yes it is cost-effective. But the […]

City OKs Climate Action Plan

SOLANA BEACH — As expected, council members at the July 12 meeting adopted a climate action plan, a document more than two years in the making that provides the city with a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address the challenges of climate change. “Our city’s always been a leader in this and […]