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Encinitas wins national Climate Protection Award

Encinitas got a new feather in its environmental cap through a national award given in Boston on June 8. At the 86th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Encinitas received an honorable mention in the “small city” category of the 2018 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards. It was one of five small cities to […]

SDG&E to add five new battery storage facilities

In California’s quest to blend more renewable energy sources into the power grid, energy storage has repeatedly become one of the answers the state’s policymakers have turned to. Late last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a proposal from San Diego Gas & Electric to build five new energy storage projects, each using lithium-ion battery technology, […]

SDG&E losing ground to public-energy proposal with vote looming in San Diego

San Diego Gas & Electric has recently suffered several setbacks in its bid to provide the city of San Diego with 100 percent renewable energy — a proposal competing with a government-run alternative known as community choice aggregation. Mayor Kevin Faulconer has pledged to have the city adopt either community choice or SDG&E’s blueprint to help fulfill […]

Tule Wind Project back up after being offline for more than 5 weeks

The 57 turbines at the sprawling Tule Wind Project in San Diego’s East County are spinning again, after a faulty transmission line knocked the energy project offline for more than five weeks. Operations at the 131.1-megawatt wind farm shut down April 11, just three months after the facility opened following 13 years of bureaucratic and […]

Deadline approaching for electric vehicle credit from SDG&E

f you drive a plug-in hybrid or fully electric vehicle (EV), you’re eligible to receive a utility bill credit from San Diego Gas & Electric that may be twice as high as the ones handed out last year – but time is running out to sign up for it. The EV Climate Credit is part of a […]

San Diego Searching for New Solar Sites

As it tries to find ways to get more green energy, San Diego is studying spots to install new solar arrays across the city. Clean Coalition, a Menlo Park-based nonprofit, is spending the next year and a half looking for places that can host “meaningfully-sized” solar projects. The effort is paid for by a federal grantmeant […]

City board to SDG&E: Drop dead

Recommendations from an advisory board to San Diego’s city council and Mayor Kevin Faulconer that a clean energy plan from San Diego Gas & Electric be rejected could clear the way for the city to form its own utility to compete with the energy giant. “The Sustainable Energy Advisory Board for the City of San […]

SDG&E Will Find it Hard to Put the Brakes on Gas

During the past decade, San Diego Gas & Electric has moved quickly to comply with California’s ambitious clean energy policy. By 2030, half the electricity sold in the state must be renewable, which largely means wind and solar power. Right now, only about a quarter of the state’s power is considered renewable, but 43 percent of […]

CCA Set for Debut in Solana Beach

With the county’s first community choice aggregation program set to launch in a few weeks, Solana Beach residents should have received their first enrollment notices, which provide information, rates and an initial opportunity to opt out. As of June 1, Solana Energy Alliance, or SEA, will be the default energy provider for San Diego’s second […]

The City’s Two Paths to Clean Power

One way or another, the city is about to rearrange a bunch of electrons. Right now, much of San Diego’s electricity comes from local power plants that burn natural gas to create electricity. City officials want to ditch that power and replace it with green energy to meet their goal of using only clean power […]