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City Budget Supports Community Choice Energy

SAN DIEGO – June 6, 2017 — We are pleased to see the City Council standing up for an essential piece of the Climate Action Plan in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget by voting to include $200,000 for the next phase of Community Choice Energy. We are particularly grateful for the leadership of Councilmember Gómez, […]

Solana Beach Embarks on New Energy Future

Solana Beach is on its way to becoming the first jurisdiction in San Diego to move toward an energy alternative to SDG&E, striving for the promise of cheaper electricity rates, greater local control and a higher percentage of renewable energy. In a historic 4-1 vote on Wednesday, May 24, the Solana Beach City Council launched […]

Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now

A vice president with Sempra Energy, one of the nation’s largest utilities, made a stunning admission to a roomful of gas and oil executives this week: there is no technical impediment to California getting all of its energy from renewables — now. RELATED: Q&A – Sempra Energy Executive: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Can Be Done […]

Solana Beach Becomes First in County to Opt for Alternative Energy Program

The city of Solana Beach became the first in the county Wednesday to move forward with an alternative energy program called community choice that allows local governments to bypass San Diego Gas & Electric and buy their energy directly. Community choice is meant to help governments use more renewable energy, such as solar, wind and […]

This City Could Become Region’s First to Offer SDG&E Alternative for Electricity

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 […]

Ocean Beach Planning Board Endorses More Choices for Electricity

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 […]

SDG&E Closes in on Energy Storage Goals

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 […]

Carmel Valley Board Backs Community Choice Energy

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 […]

Encinitas Wins Clean Energy Award

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 […]

SDG&E Plans More Energy Storage To Meet State Goal, Boost Renewables

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 […]