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SDG&E Closes in on Energy Storage Goals

For California to meet its ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, developing more energy storage solutions appears to be an absolute necessity. On that front, San Diego Gas & Electric is ahead of schedule. SDG&E has just announced it signed five new contracts for local battery storage facilities totaling 83.5 megawatts. That number is […]

Carmel Valley Board Backs Community Choice Energy

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board supported community choice energy as a way for San Diego to promote cleaner energy and competitive energy rates at its April 27 board meeting. The vote for community choice was 9-1 with board member Kimberly Elliott voting against it. In 2015, the planning board supported San Diego’s Climate Action […]

Encinitas Wins Clean Energy Award

The city of Encinitas has been honored by the Climate Action Campaign with the Agents of Change Award. The Climate Action Campaign is a San Diego-based organization with the simple mission of stopping climate change through policy action. The award, presented April 12 at the NightCAP Annual Awards Celebration event, honors public institutions that move […]

SDG&E Plans More Energy Storage To Meet State Goal, Boost Renewables

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles at the ready. All five of the battery projects will be […]

Popular CA Republican Mayor Praises Community Choice Energy

A staunch supporter of Community Choice Energy gave the keynote address at a March 10th forum organized by the Climate Action Campaign. Since clean, renewable energy is one of the main benefits of Community Choice Energy (CCE), you might think the speaker would be a long haired hippy prone to singing kumbaya. Not at all, […]

SDG&E’s Affiliate Approved To Lobby On Community Choice Amid Ongoing Investigation

There has been a few months of uncertainty over whether an independent marketing district formed by SDG&E and its parent company Sempra Energy can lobby against the alternative energy program called community choice aggregation. The matter seems to be resolved after the California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, approved plans for the marketing district called […]

Op-Ed: Community Choice Energy Key Player in Local Climate Change Policy

Deep in the flood of disturbing reports, policy changes and sardonic commentary flowing from Washington D.C., the Trump administration has been recklessly undoing the environmental policy work of the Obama administration. Trump’s commitment to “stopping the war on coal,” for one, reversed the Obama-era moratorium on the federal coal program that provided new coal leases. […]

Unions Wait to Weigh in On San Diego’s Renewable Energy Ambitions

San Diego environmentalists are ready to transform the region’s energy sector, but it isn’t clear yet how much support they’ll get from local labor unions. San Diego wants 100 percent of electricity sold within city limits to come from renewable sources by 2035. City officials say it won’t just be good for the environment, it’ll […]

SDG&E Issues New RFO for Community Solar after Few Bids

Dive Brief: San Diego Gas & Electric has already informed state regulators that it received just two bids in its Enhanced Community Renewables (ECR) solicitation and this month launched another RFO. A blog post at law firm Stoel Rives LLP predicts a slow start for California’s community solar program, which ultimately aims for the state’s three largest […]