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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 […]

Board Holds Workshop on Community Choice Energy

Energy experts from across the state spoke before the County Board of Supervisors during a workshop Tuesday that may help determine whether the County buys and sells electricity. The Supervisors heard from utility experts, consumer groups and representatives from cities and counties that offer community choice energy. The Board voted in February to study whether community choice […]

Not as easy as it looks: Report highlights obstacles for charging electric vehicles

Brianne Van Gorder of Rancho Bernardo loves her new Volkswagen eGolf. But as a first-time owner of an electric vehicle, she’s not so crazy about finding a way to charge it when she is away from home. Sometimes, she has trouble finding a public charging station. And once she has found a charging station, Van […]

Board of Supervisors to consider developing “electric vehicle roadmap” Wednesday

County supervisors on Wednesday will decide whether to develop a plan for an “electric vehicle roadmap” for the region, to look at ways to increase ownership and charging infrastructure of electric vehicles. The proposal also calls for county staff to explore opportunities for grants and to advocate for state legislation and regulatory changes that would […]