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Climate Action Plan Report Card

About The Report The San Diego Region Climate Action Plan Report Card offers an assessment of the region’s climate planning and climate action to help the public and local governments discern patterns and trends across a vast and scattered set of information. Through this report, we hope to spur cities to take action to protect […]

Oceanside joins cities looking at alternative energy plan

Oceanside has agreed to join three other North County cities sharing the costs of a study to determine the feasibility of forming a renewable-energy alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric Co. The study, expected to be completed by mid-summer, will look at the possibility of creating a nonprofit joint-powers authority to purchase electricity at […]

Mayor’s Minute: Ambitious Climate Action Plan a major achievement for Encinitas

In the month of January, one of the City Council’s most important actions was to confirm our environmental leadership in California. We unanimously adopted a 2018 Climate Action Plan that is only the second “gold standard Climate Action Plan” in the region, according to Climate Action Campaign Policy Advocate Sophie Wolfram. “Encinitas is setting the […]

“Four Cities Are Now Considering Community Choice Energy”

Last year, the cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad and Del Mar banded together to commission a study on the feasibility of dumping San Diego Gas & Electric and establishing a single community choice energy program, or CCE, which would give ratepayers the ability to choose the source of their energy. That group has grown. Oceanside’s City Council learned […]

Tule Wind Farm now producing electricity

After 13 years of bureaucratic and legal battles, the Tule Wind Farm in a rugged area of San Diego’s East County is now producing electricity. The project’s 57 wind turbines loom over the landscape along Interstate 8. The turbines are 262 feet high and have blades attached to rotors that have a diameter of 351 […]

Encinitas Is 5th City In Region To Adopt 100% Clean Energy Target

ENCINITAS, CA – From the Climate Action Campaign: This evening, the city of Encinitas voted unanimously to pass a gold-standard Climate Action Plan with a legal commitment to 100% clean electricity and to reduce overall GHG emissions by 2030. This makes Encinitas the 5th city in San Diego County to commit to a 100% clean energy future. […]

San Diego to Develop Hydropower Energy Storage Project

Black & Veatch, with headquarters in Kansas, U.S.,  has been selected to serve as owners’ representative for an energy storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside in San Diego County, California. The project owners, the San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego, are assessing the potential to develop the […]

Padres installing baseball’s biggest solar project

Petco Park is about to become home to the largest solar power system in Major League Baseball. Workers have begun to install a 336,520-watt project, with 716 solar modules that can produce more than 12 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in the next 25 years. The project will be large — bigger than the solar systems […]

Commentary | Why San Diego Should Delay Acting on Energy Choice Plan

Does it make sense for San Diego to start a government-controlled energy program? We believe City Hall should stick to the basics for now — caring for our homeless population, repairing our roads and maintaining our parks and libraries. Some people want to move San Diego into the energy business because of the perceived environmental […]

Morning Report: Politics Line up for City Electricity Grab

Since it passed a plan to halve greenhouse gas emissions and move to 100 percent renewable energy sources, the city of San Diego has been slowly but dutifully moving forward on a proposal to form a new government agency that would buy electricity for city residents. The decision to create the government power agency – […]