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Morning Report: Inside SDG&E’s Playbook for Shutting down Energy Choice

A major power struggle is playing out in communities across the San Diego region. Local cities like San Diego, Solana Beach and Carlsbad want to be in charge of buying power for residents. The cities suspect they can provide greener energy at a lower cost than San Diego Gas & Electric, which has held on to its […]

San Diego Seeks Proposals for Providing Renewable Energy to Residents

The city of San Diego announced Thursday that it is looking for proposals from organizations on how they might provide residential and commercial electricity from renewable resources. The Request for Qualifications comes as city officials evaluate what is called “Community Choice Aggregation” as part of a plan to address climate change. CCA is a way […]

Community Choice and Climate Change

Opinion When 97 percent of all climate scientists agree that climate change is real and caused at least partly by humans (, assertions to the contrary like those by Bill Stoops (in last week’s Solana Beach Sun) are a distraction. Community Choice Energy (aka Community Choice Aggregation or CCA), also attacked by Mr. Stoops, will […]

Make SDG&E Compete, Like Other Businesses Do

Opinion As a business owner, day in and day out I strive to provide the best service and the best product at the lowest possible price. My customers could easily go elsewhere, so it’s the competition from other businesses that pushes me to improve.  And that’s the way it should be. Competition helps both businesses […]

Community Choice Energy Myths Debunked, SDG&E Misdirection Exposed

SDG&E and its parent company Sempra have been misleading customers about their stance on Community Choice Energy (CCE). Sempra promotes itself as an upstanding community participant with only the best intentions for its customers, but in conjunction with SDG&E, it charges exorbitant rates and fights tooth and nail behind the scenes to maintain its monopoly. […]

Want Offshore Wind Turbines off La Jolla? 10 Lobbyists, Planning Groups, and SDG&E Debate Choosing Your Energy

The Sustainable Energy Advisory Board is discussing community choice aggregation today. It’s a hot topic revolving around greenhouse gas emissions and whether to stay with SDG&E or create a new local government agency tasked with purchasing energy and setting utility rates. SDG&E would still deliver the electricity and send out the bills which would include […]

CCA Plans Advance, Another First for City

SOLANA BEACH — The county’s second smallest city is poised to become its first to launch community choice aggregation, or CCA. Council members voted 4-1 at the May 24 meeting to award contracts to a consulting team that will create, implement and operate the alternative energy program. “We’re talking about a milestone,” said resident and […]

Del Mar Treads Cautiously on Community Choice Energy

Harboring a fair share of questions and concerns, Del Mar wants to look into a government-run energy alternative that would free the city from SDG&E’s long-standing monopoly. The City Council on Monday, June 5, voted unanimously to partner with three other North County cities on a feasibility study that would sort through the many uncertainties […]

City Budget Supports Community Choice Energy

SAN DIEGO – June 6, 2017 — We are pleased to see the City Council standing up for an essential piece of the Climate Action Plan in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget by voting to include $200,000 for the next phase of Community Choice Energy. We are particularly grateful for the leadership of Councilmember Gómez, […]

Solana Beach Embarks on New Energy Future

Solana Beach is on its way to becoming the first jurisdiction in San Diego to move toward an energy alternative to SDG&E, striving for the promise of cheaper electricity rates, greater local control and a higher percentage of renewable energy. In a historic 4-1 vote on Wednesday, May 24, the Solana Beach City Council launched […]