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Power Moves Put Pressure on SDG&E

San Diego Gas & Electric’s long-running regional monopoly is quickly coming to an end. That much was clear following back-to-back votes at Thursday’s meeting of the San Diego City Council’s environment committee. First, the committee approved a plan to start a government-run “community choice” energy agency to buy and sell electricity. The full City Council […]

Encinitas set to join regional Community Choice Energy program

The Encinitas City Council unanimously voted to enter a Community Choice Energy program with cities including San Diego, Chula Vista and La Mesa. “We’re about to run through the ribbon with our arms up,” Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear said moments before the council’s vote at its Sept. 11 meeting. The vote culminated a nearly four-year […]

Two Architects Rebuilt Their Home to Withstand California Power Outages—And Others Are Following Suit

For so long, the phrase “off the grid” conjured a kind of countercultural connotation—the stuff of hippies and recluses opting to live beyond the reach of modern infrastructure. But more and more people otherwise fully enmeshed in all the electronic and digital trappings of 21st-century life are beginning to question their dependence on the grid, […]

Chula Vista, La Mesa and Encinitas commit to San Diego-led community choice energy agreement

La Mesa and Chula Vista have officially jumped aboard the community choice aggregation, or CCA, bandwagon — and both cities have agreed accept an offer from the city of San Diego to join forces in a partnership to govern the nascent program. The La Mesa city council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to adopt an ordinance authorizing […]

San Joaquin plan would equip all churches with solar power to transition diocese off fossil fuels

San Joaquin has a goal: to become The Episcopal Church’s first solar-powered diocese. The Diocese of San Joaquin, located in California’s Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, has 22 faith communities and an abundance of sun. This year, it put in motion plans to bring solar panels to all or nearly all of those communities. By the […]

Last electric bus in Transit fleet makes its way to Porterville

GreenPower Motor Company Inc.  announced on Monday, it has delivered the 10th and final EV350 electric bus to Porterville Transit. As previously announced, Porterville and GreenPower received grant funding of $9.5 million through the California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) Zero Emissions Bus and Truck Pilot Program. This grant funding covered the purchase of 10 EV350 […]

San Francisco Offers $2.5B to Take Over Its Share of PG&E’s Grid

San Francisco has made a $2.5 billion offer to buy Pacific Gas & Electric’s grid assets within its city limits, the most concrete step yet from cities, counties and public agencies served by the bankrupt Northern California utility to lay claim to their portions of its power grid. Friday’s offer came in a letter from Mayor […]

San Francisco makes $2.5 billion offer for PG&E electric system

San Francisco is willing to pay $2.5 billion to buy Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power lines and other related infrastructure serving the city. Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera included that price in a Friday letter to PG&E, reviewed by The Chronicle, which outlines the city’s offer for the embattled utility’s electric […]

CPX Regulatory Update – September 6, 2019

Below is a numbered list of the regulatory proceedings we are tracking, followed by a summary of new developments for each of the proceedings, if any. Note that these are intended as very brief highlights of selected key actions and activities. For details on any of these proceedings, we suggest logging in to the relevant […]

CPX Legislative Update – September 6, 2019

Updated 9/6/19 Legislative Calendar Check: The legislature is now in its final two weeks and will adjourn on September 13. We are monitoring about 20 energy and/or climate-related bills, not all of which directly impact Community Choice Energy. Below is a selection of highlighted bills with a brief summary, the Center’s position, if any, and […]