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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 – […]

Why San Diego Should Support Energy Choice – the San Diego Union-Tribune

I am an entrepreneur who lives and works in the city of San Diego. I own a consulting company, a bistro, and I run two Mexican restaurants, including Ponce’s on Adams Avenue. Thankfully, we lovers of great Mexican food seem to have endless choice here in our beautiful city. But … what if we didn’t? […]

CPUC: SDG&E May Not Recover $379M From Consumers for 2007 Wildfires

Dive Brief: The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday ruled San Diego Gas & Electric is responsible for $379 million in costs related to the 2007 southern California wildfires, concluding the utility did not reasonably operate its facilities linked to the fires. The utility in 2015 petitioned the CPUC to recover those funds, which represented a […]

Utility Company Thwarted After Trying to Shift Fire Expenses to Customers

Who pays for wildfire damage? Some utility companies are saying “not I.” The San Diego Gas and Electric Company, an investor-owned utility, argued to the California Public Utilities Commission that they should be able to shift some wildfire expenses onto customers. The commission denied their request Thursday. The company hoped to recover $379 million in […]

SDG&E Set to Unveil Renewables Plan as Alternative to San Diego’s Proposed CCA Program

Dive Brief: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is set to reveal an alternative plan in the coming weeks that would help San Diego reach its target of 100% renewables by 2035, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The California city is examining other options to achieve those aims, including a government-run community choice program. Under the CCA, […]

SDG&E asks San Diego to make decision on competing green power proposals by 2019

The city of San Diego has been considering the formation of a government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric to help meet its goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. Now, SDG&E has said the city doesn’t have to abandon the investor-owned utility to go all green — but it wants the […]

Press Release: SEAB Votes to Move Forward with Community Choice Energy

PRESS RELEASE November 16, 2017 Contact: Hailey Bossert,, 858-437-2654 SEAB Votes to Move Forward with Community Choice Energy Community and Business Leader Alliance Tells Mayor That Time for Action is Now Nov. 16, 2017—Today, the city’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) voted to approve a recommendation to move forward with a proposed Community Choice […]

RSF School District Board Tackles Energy Storage

RANCHO SANTA FE — As power rates continue to climb, the Rancho Santa Fe School District continues to discuss alternative ways to save money. During the Oct. 5 monthly school board meeting, Superintendent David Jaffe introduced Bradley Johnson, director of finance, to present his research on battery storage solutions.    The topic was not a […]

San Diego’s Community Choice Energy Technical Study Stands up Under Scrutiny

San Diego struggles under the yoke of the highest electricity prices in the state. Meanwhile, thousands of cities across the United Stateshave executed a plan to reduce their electricity prices, called Community Choice Energy. City officials hired an expert to determine if Community Choice would work here too. The technical study, also known as the […]