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Community Choice Energy Creates Buzz

In California, state law allows local governments to set up their own not-for-profit electricity providers to give customers choice in who provides their electricity. Legislators called the concept ‘Community Choice Aggregation,’ but it’s popularly known as Community Choice Energy (CCE). The draw is that it enables local control over rates and more clean energy in […]

North County Cities Exploring Program to Sidestep SDG&E to Buy Energy

Solana Beach’s vote this month to begin negotiations to set up Community Choice Aggregation is one of several steps North County cities are making toward the alternative energy program. The Solana Beach City Council voted 4-1 to have the city manager work with two energy consulting companies. If they reach an agreement on providing Community Choice Aggregation services to […]

Solana Beach to Negotiate Contract with Consultant Team for CCA Services

Continuing to explore the possibility of creating the county’s first local power program, the Solana Beach City Council on Nov. 16 authorized the city manager to initiate negotiations with a consultant team to provide Community Choice Aggregation services to the city. Prior to the vote, Assistant City Manager Dan King explained that taking this step does not […]

‘Matinee Pricing’ OK’d for SDG&E’s Larger Customers

The state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday authorized pilot programs for San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison to offer commercial, industrial and agricultural customers discounts for using energy in the middle of the day. It’s being called “Matinee Pricing.” The commissioners want to see if they can get larger customers to consume more energy in the afternoon, when […]

Council May Select CCA Consultant Nov. 9

SOLANA BEACH — With council members expected to select at the Nov. 9 meeting a consultant to help with Community Choice Aggregation plans, the city has created a link on its website to provide residents with information. For the past five years Solana Beach has been discussing CCA, a program that allows cities, either on […]

Why Does San Diego Have Such Bad Air Quality?

It’s Worse than You Might Think… There is a lot of discussion these days about climate change. Global warming. Carbon emissions. The Climate Action Plan. You no doubt have friends talking about going electric, or who are proud owners and drivers of electric vehicles. Or friends or family members who devoutly bike everywhere. You may […]

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 […]