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State Approves Tule Wind, Phase II: Opponents Voice Concern for Eagles, Wildlife & Residents

November 2, 2016 (Boulevard) – The State Lands Commission has approved a second phase of the controversial Tule Wind Project in McCain Valley.  Tule II will allow up to 24 wind turbines to be built after completion of Tule I, which will have 52 turbines, each hundreds of feet high.  Phase I is slated to […]

Planning Commission Endorses Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan Report

The county’s Planning Commission addressed a draft report on a comprehensive renewable energy plan for the county during the Planning Commission’s Oct. 14 meeting. The Planning Commission action, which passed on a 4-0 vote with Doug Barnhart, David Pallinger, and Bryan Woods absent, recommended prioritized actions to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who […]

Meet the Solana Beach Council Candidates

Solana Beach — See what the candidates have to say about Community Choice Aggregation. Three seats are open on the City Council and of the six candidates, only three mention the city’s exploration of Community Choice. “During an Oct. 6 forum, the six candidates shared their positions on issues that have been discussed recently and […]

Solana Beach Candidates Share Similar Views In Forum

SOLANA BEACH — There was little disagreement among the six candidates running for three available City Council seats during an Oct. 6 forum moderated by the League of Women Voters. Answering questions submitted by some of the approximately 200 audience members, Mayor David Zito and residents Ed Siegel, Jewel Edson, Chris Hohn, Judy Hegenauer and […]

La Mesa Candidates Share Views on Community Choice Energy Option

October 17, 2016 (La Mesa) — Recently, La Mesa’s Planning Commission and Environmental Sustainability Commission held a public meeting on the potential for La Mesa to form its own community choice aggregation (CCA) energy program. The plan would enable the city to purchase power from renewable energy sources and sell it directly to residents, offering an alternative […]

City Takes First Step in CCA Process

DEL MAR — Del Mar started the process to possibly bring Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, to the county’s smallest city, unanimously adopting at the Oct. 3 meeting a resolution stating interest in exploring the feasibility of the renewable energy program. A required first step in the process, the move allows the city to request […]

Solana Beach Candidates Split on Energy Plan

The six candidates for three open seats on the Solana Beach City Council agree on things such as protecting the city’s coastline and promoting the arts, but they differ on an important proposal that could be decided under the new leadership. Community choice energy — also called community choice aggregation (CCA) — is a public […]

Del Mar Council Discusses Community Choice Energy

Months after adopting the city’s Climate Action Plan, the Del Mar City Council on Oct. 3 declared Del Mar’s interest in exploring the feasibility of Community Choice Energy. The council’s unanimous resolution enables the city to request energy-use data for Del Mar customers from San Diego Gas & Electric. The data is needed to potentially participate in […]

More San Diego Area Cities Jumping on the Community Choice Energy Train

The Community Choice Energy movement in San Diego County is gaining steam as a number of cities head toward a joint powers authority (JPA) to serve much of the northern half of the county. The city councils of Del Mar, Encinitas, and Oceanside recently passed resolutions declaring their intent to explore Community Choice and to […]

Solana Beach Council Mulls Community Choice Aggregation Program

The city of Solana Beach, CA is seeking service providers to run its Community Choice Aggregation program (CCA). The city has received three bids from potential providers, however there are some who feel there are unanswered questions surrounding CCA, and that further public outreach is needed before making any commitments. “I think a lot of […]