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Clean Coalition partners with the City of San Diego to drive local solar development

The Clean Coalition has partnered with the City of San Diego, which was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to participate in a collaborative effort to explore new ways solar energy can improve the affordability, reliability and resilience of the nation’s electric grid. The City of San Diego is […]

East County organizations receive money from Tule Wind Farm

The operators of the recently opened Tule Wind Farm in San Diego’s East County presented two checks of nearly $100,000 each Thursday to the Mountain Empire Unified School District and Mountain Health and Community Services. The donations by Oregon-based Avangrid Renewables were part of a Good Neighbor Agreement negotiated with the community in the development of the […]

Report Casts Serious Doubt on SDG&E’s Green Power Plan

Last fall, San Diego Gas & Electric said it could provide city customers with 100 percent green power in coming years. At first glance, the offer was remarkable for a company with “gas” in its name. But the company’s plan isn’t much of a plan, according to new review of SDG&E’s proposal paid for by […]

Why San Diego’s franchise accord with SDG&E needs fresh thinking

s every utility customer knows, we pay SDG&E each month for service (too much, but that’s another story). Many don’t know that SDG&E also pays the city of San Diego a substantial sum each year to put its wires and other infrastructure on public property. Those payments typically exceed $50 million annually and are used […]

City of Chula Vista Unveils Electric Vehicle Fleet and Charging Stations Installed by SDG&E

SDG&E Partners with the Region’s Second Largest City to Accelerate Clean Transportation and Reduce Air Pollution CHULA VISTA, March 27, 2018 – Today, leaders from the City of Chula Vista and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) unveiled a fleet of brand new electric vehicles (EV) and an array of EV charging stations at City […]

Environmentalists See Power in City’s Upcoming Utilities Deal

For the first time in 50 years, San Diego Gas & Electric must soon ask for permission to operate inside city limits. SDG&E pays San Diego each year to put its equipment — including poles, wires and underground lines — within city rights of way. A few other utilities, including cable companies, have similar deals, known as […]

La Mesa first East County city to pass Climate Action Plan

La Mesa has become the 16th city in California, the sixth city in San Diego County, and the first city in East County to adopt a Climate Action Plan in line with California state goals. The City Council on March 13 voted unanimously to adopt a plan for climate protection, committing to 100 percent “clean […]

Future energy options to provide municipalities with affordable, clean energy

When one thinks of who provides their power in San Diego, there’s not much of a delay. That’s because in the City, as is the case throughout California and the rest of the U.S., there is currently only one utility provider – San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E). By December, however, that company may no […]

Solana Beach is ready to step into energy independence

June 1 looks to be the date Solana Beach will flips the switch on its city-run energy entity and become the first city in San Diego to break away from SDG&E’s century-old monopoly. Solana Beach’s city council, in a trio of resolutions approved last week, set several key details in its long-planned energy venture, including […]

San Diego Schools and Families will Benefit from Community Choice Energy

By Dr. Shirley Weber, Assemblymember, District 79 This year the City Council and Mayor Faulconer have the opportunity to enact a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, which would offer the people of San Diego a more environmentally friendly, less expensive alternative to SDG&E. If they do, they will not only be heroes for the environment […]