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Utilities commission turns back SDG&E, keeps ‘high usage charge’ on bills

After thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric customers saw their bills go through the roof during last year’s sweltering summer, the utility asked the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend or eliminate a recently instituted “high usage charge” as a way to offer some financial relief. But the commission, known as the CPUC for short, has rejected the […]

San Diego’s Climate Goals Require More Investment in Energy Storage

Last year, California raised the stakes in the fight against climate change, instituting a goal of reaching 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, with at least 60 percent of that power coming from renewable sources such as wind and solar. And more than a year before the state did so, the city of San Diego […]

Deadline is Friday to get a credit from SDG&E for driving an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid

Drivers of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, or EVs, have until Friday to apply for a credit on their San Diego Gas & Electric bills. The size of the credit varies from year to year but in 2018, about 15,000 customers in SDG&E’s service territory saw $500 credited their accounts. Called the Electric Vehicle Climate […]

San Diego Gas & Electric Hits Snag in California Microgrids Rollout

Early last year, California utility San Diego Gas & Electric launched a community microgrid project, meant not only to boost the state’s adoption of energy storage, but to serve as the next step in its wildfire prevention efforts — an increasingly important part of the utility mission in a state ravaged by wildfires. But in recent […]

Levin introduces bill to end sales of gasoline-powered cars in US by 2040

Zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, may make up less than 2 percent of the nation’s car sales but a bill introduced on Capitol Hill by Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, would require half of all sales of new passenger vehicles in 2030 be ZEVs, with the mandate ramping up 5 percent per year to 100 percent by 2040 […]

San Diego’s Next Steps for Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

The city of San Diego is taking its first steps toward running entirely on renewable energy. The city passed a Community Choice Energy program, or CCE, in late February. CCEs are a city-run energy provider for residents. It is set to lower energy rates by five percent and help the city achieve its renewable energy […]

UC San Diego students host clean car show to promote use of zero-emission vehicles

University of California, San Diego had an unusual sight on its typically pedestrian-graced Warren Mall. Three environmentally friendly cars were parked outside of the Geisel Library for students to learn about and take photos with to advocate for clean energy. One Tesla and two BMWs were parked on campus on April 26 by the California […]

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 […]

Carlsbad takes another step toward alternative energy

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad took another step toward creating an alternative energy program this week when it approved the results of a feasibility study and agreed to spend up to $20,000 on legal services to assist in negotiations. The city is considering a partnership with Oceanside, Encinitas and Del Mar to create what’s called a community choice energy […]

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 […]