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Del Mar takes next step toward Community Choice Energy

DEL MAR — Amidst a growing regional dialogue on Community Choice Energy (CCE), the smallest city in the county is making its voice heard. At an April 15 Del Mar City Council meeting, council members voted 5-0 to take the next step in establishing a CCE in North County. The council expressed its intention to […]

Poway deserves a choice

Solana Beach has been doing it since last year. San Diego City wants to do it as soon as possible. Los Angeles County is going to do it, too. Marin County started doing it in 2010 and asked others to do it with them. Now over a dozen Bay Area cities and counties are doing […]

Board Holds Workshop on Community Choice Energy

Energy experts from across the state spoke before the County Board of Supervisors during a workshop Tuesday that may help determine whether the County buys and sells electricity. The Supervisors heard from utility experts, consumer groups and representatives from cities and counties that offer community choice energy. The Board voted in February to study whether community choice […]

Not as easy as it looks: Report highlights obstacles for charging electric vehicles

Brianne Van Gorder of Rancho Bernardo loves her new Volkswagen eGolf. But as a first-time owner of an electric vehicle, she’s not so crazy about finding a way to charge it when she is away from home. Sometimes, she has trouble finding a public charging station. And once she has found a charging station, Van […]

Board of Supervisors to consider developing “electric vehicle roadmap” Wednesday

County supervisors on Wednesday will decide whether to develop a plan for an “electric vehicle roadmap” for the region, to look at ways to increase ownership and charging infrastructure of electric vehicles. The proposal also calls for county staff to explore opportunities for grants and to advocate for state legislation and regulatory changes that would […]

Where does Oceanside stand on Community Choice Energy?

After a draft technical feasibility study released in February revealed Community Choice Energy is financially possible and could benefit four North County cities, all but Oceanside have taken the next steps to consider an alternative power provider as an option. That may change soon as staff prepares to recommend that City Council give staff the […]

Experts to Explain Community Choice Energy Plan at County Workshop

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an upcoming workshop on a community choice energy program. After a public hearing in February, the board directed Chief Administrative Officer Helen-Robbins Meyer to develop a so-called CCE program that allows residents and businesses the option to buy electricity from different providers. Supervisors will formally vote on […]

San Diego Should Make the Most of Once-in-a-Generation Shot to Re-Examine SDG&E Deal

The 50-year monopoly franchise agreement between the city of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric is scheduled to expire in January 2021, less than two years away. The expiration of this agreement — which allows SDG&E to put its wires and other infrastructure on public property — arrives as San Diego crafts a […]

Carlsbad edges closer to alt energy resolution

CARLSBAD — The City Council is moving quickly with its decision on whether to launch a Community Choice Aggregation program. Carlsbad, along with Encinitas, Del Mar and Oceanside, all joined in a feasibility study, which revealed Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), or Energy (CCE), would provide a 2 percent total bill reduction compared to San Diego Gas […]

Carlsbad passes energy efficient ordinances

CARLSBAD — A trio of new ordinances approved by the City Council on March 12 targets additional green energy solutions. The aim is to increase energy-efficient items such as water heaters and solar panels in new construction and major renovations. Whether a renovation qualifies is determined by an existing formula, according to Mike Grim, the […]