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Community choice energy backers file for CPUC rehearing, say proposed exit fees are too high

Backers of community choice energy programs want the California Public Utilities Commission to take another look at a recent decision that supporters say is tilted too much in favor of traditional power companies and will discourage potential customers from switching to CCAs. Last month, the commission voted 5-0 to increase the exit fees that Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, […]

Renewable energy conference features speakers from the US, Sweden and Finland

California may be half a world away from places like Sweden and Finland but for the eighth consecutive year, San Diego will host a renewable energy conference on Nov. 15 that will feature a collection of policy experts, industry leaders and clean-tech innovators. “We think the frame of mind in Southern California and Scandinavia is […]

SANDAG calls for dramatic increase in charging stations as sales of electric cars soar

Regional officials are pursuing an aggressive expansion of electric car charging stations as sales of zero-emission vehicles have dramatically increased this year throughout San Diego County. San Diegans purchased more electric vehicles than hybrids for the first time ever this spring, with sales continuing to climb through the fall, according to data from the New […]

Why San Diego plan for community choice energy is a blueprint for bipartisan climate action

Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s recent announcement of support for community choice energy marks an unprecedented step toward a cleaner environment, greater customer choice and local renewable energy development. Whether it’s called community choice energy or community choice aggregation (CCA), it’s a mouthful that’s really something simple: SDG&E will no longer have a monopoly on providing our electricity. […]

State Finance Department sued for refusing to release analysis of power grid expansion bill

San Diego attorney Michael Aguirre is suing the state Department of Finance and its director for refusing to turn over records related to Gov. Jerry Brown’s failed efforts to expand the California power grid. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court, state finance officials refused to release their financial analysis […]

San Diego to form world’s largest single city CCA

Community choice aggregation (CCA) has become quite the hot topic in California. CCAs happen when local governments, either municipalities or counties, form an entity to procure electricity for their communities. In the Golden State they have allowed communities procure renewable energy even more rapidly than the statewide 60% by 2030 mandate. Last week, atop the city’s Alvarado […]

San Diego Zoo Selects EDF Renewables For 1MW/4MWh Battery Installation

The iconic San Diego Zoo selected EDF Renewables North America to install a new 1 megawatt (MW) / 4 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery at the facility to save money on its electrical bills via the peak shaving functionality of the battery. The Zoo is looking to leverage the new energy storage installation to eliminate hefty demand charges by absorbing those […]

San Diego’s Climate Action Plan is years ahead of schedule despite few efforts to cut emissions

When San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced his support for a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric this week, many political insiders were somewhat stunned that the momentous decision had come to pass. Many in the know had long guessed that the investor-owned utility and its powerful parent company Sempra Energy would somehow prevent the […]

San Diego Moves Ahead With 100% Clean Energy Community Choice Program

San Diego is on track to becoming the largest city in the U.S. to create a community-choice aggregation program, with a goal of 100 clean energy by 2035. “This is not a partisan issue,” said Republican San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, at a Thursday event in Los Angeles. “It’s a ‘right thing to do’ issue.” […]

CalCCA Statement on the Advancement of Community Choice Aggregation in San Diego

Concord, Calif. – The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) has issued the following statement by Executive Director Beth Vaughan in response to the City of San Diego’sannouncement that it is moving forward with community choice aggregation (CCA): “The California Community Choice Association welcomes San Diego’s selection of community choice aggregation as the preferred pathway to reach the city’s […]