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PUC releases highly anticipated ruling for government-run alternatives to SDG&E, other investor-owned utilities

The state released Wednesday a long-anticipated blueprint for ensuring ratepayers aren’t unfairly burdened with rising electricity bills as the popularity soars of a government-run alternative to investor-owned utilities. Lobbyists for San Diego Gas & Electric’s parent company, Sempra Energy, have repeatedly argued that adoption of the public-energy program, known as community choice aggregation, could pose […]

Alternative Energy Program Could Help State’s Utilities Meet Renewable Goals 10 Years Early

A new report looks at the impact alternative energy programs — called community choice aggregation — will have on California’s power grid. The analysis was made by researchers from the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and funded by the non-partisan think tank, Next 10. The report found that if the current rate of expansion of community choice […]

Powering up by the beach? SDG&E looks to expand locations for electric vehicle charging stations

In a push to encourage more people to buy electric vehicles, San Diego Gas & Electric wants to spend $18.8 million to install about 340 charging stations in approximately 50 sites, including schools, parks and even beaches. “Our goal is to remove barriers for our customers when choosing an electric vehicle and incorporate charging into everyday life,” Caroline […]

Community Energy Programs Are Accountable in Ways Investor-Owned Utilities Are Not

California has become a world leader on climate change, and local communities are joining in the call to create a carbon-free environment. One of the tools communities have to achieve our ambitious climate goals is creating locally run, greener electricity providers to offer an alternative to large investor-owned utilities. Communities across the state are jumping […]

Vista moving forward with climate plan

Vista is finalizing a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from projected growth in the city, and expects to put it before the council early next year. City planners held the last in a series of six workshops on the climate plan on Thursday, presenting the plan to community members. About half of the city’s emissions […]

SDG&E counter proposal to public-energy alternative still incomplete as elected officials call for vote

City officials said at a public hearing Thursday that they are continuing to work with San Diego Gas & Electric to overhaul the utility’s proposal for getting San Diego to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 — a target mandated by the city’s ambitious climate action plan. That frustrated some elected officials who are anxious […]

Fearing climate change, experts in San Diego warn U.S. nuclear industry faces collapse

The United States is on the verge of losing more than half of its low-carbon energy as the fight against climate change reaches a critical point — a reality the country hasn’t fully grappled with. That’s according to findings recently published by researchers at UC San Diego, Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University in the journal Proceedings of […]

Electric vehicle customers getting $500 credit from SDG&E

About 15,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers who drive electric vehicles (EVs) are getting $500 credits on their utility bill. The drivers signed up for the Electric Vehicle Climate Credit, funded by the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program overseen by the California Air Resources Board. The program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and […]

More EV charging stations come to Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — As electric vehicles and hybrids become more popular, cities continue to invest in infrastructure, notably charging stations. Last week, the city of Carlsbad added three locations for EV drivers to charge their batteries. Motorists can now charge at Stagecoach Community Park, Pine Park and a city-owned parking lot on State Street between Oak […]

Uber Drivers in San Diego Offered Incentives to Use Electric Vehicles

The giant rideshare firm Uber announced Tuesday that San Diego will be one of seven cities where drivers will be given an incentive to drive electric vehicles. The EV Champions program is rolling out here and in Austin, Los Angeles, Montreal, Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle after successful pilots in Pittsburgh and Portland. “The aim of the EV Champions Initiative […]