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County Vote on Clean Energy

The County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote next Wednesday on a staff recommendation to authorize a feasibility study for a county-wide Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The City of Del Mar has sent a letter to the board supporting the CCE study. A CCE (also known as Community Choice Aggregation) has been used […]

Community Choice Energy can benefit San Diego County

Counties all across California are acting swiftly and decisively to accelerate their transition to clean energy. On Feb. 15, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have an opportunity to make the right choice for our environment and our local economy by voting to move ahead with a Community Choice Energy Feasibility Study. Community Choice […]

County Supervisors to Vote on Community Choice Energy

On February 15th, San Diegans will have an opportunity to take a huge step forward on clean energy. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will vote on implementation for some or all of the San Diego County Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan (CREP). Many of the steps outlined in the plan save the county money and promote […]

Climate Action Campaign’s 2017 NightCAP Awards Celebration

WHAT: Climate Action Campaign’s 2017 NightCAP Awards Celebration – celebrating the individuals, institutions, and businesses who are 100% committed to a 100% clean energy future. WHEN: April 12, 2017 | 5:30pm VIP Hour | 6:30pm Party Central. WHERE: Moniker Warehouse, 705 16th Street, San Diego, CA WHY: 100% clean energy or bust More Information Here! VIP Tickets $150 | […]

The San Diego Solar Experience Launching to Empower Consumers with Latest Industry Information

​Two leading San Diego-based nonprofit organizations, the Center for Sustainable Energy and the Climate Action Campaign, are partnering with event sponsor Sullivan Solar Power to host the San Diego Solar Experience on Saturday, February 11, 2017.  Three seminars in Carlsbad, Rancho Bernardo and Chula Vista will offer educational information in response to a growing demand for independent […]

Geothermal Plant and Mining Operation Planned for Salton Sea Area in California

Australia-based firm Controlled Thermal Resources is partnering with Alger Alternative Energy on a plan to construct a utility scale geothermal energy project located within the Salton Sea Known Geothermal Resource Area in California’s Imperial Valley. The plan also includes development of a mining operation. They expect to bring the proposed 280MW power plant, which will […]

Encinitas Names Former Sierra Madre Mayor as New Councilman

Joe Mosca, manager for San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has been appointed to the Encinitas City Council. Encinitas is currently exploring Community Choice Energy and Mr. Mosca was asked how he would handle any conflicts of interest. “Councilman Tony Kranz, who later in the evening said he would like one more week to review the […]

SDG&E’s Plan To Lobby On Community Choice Is Suspended

San Diego Gas & Electric’s plan to lobby on the alternative energy program called community choice aggregation was approved in August 2016, but now has been suspended because it does not comply with state directions. Under state law, the utility is prohibited from lobbying or marketing on community choice unless it forms an independent district that’s funded by shareholders, not ratepayers. […]

The Benefits of Community Choice Energy and How California Utilities Aim to Block Them

In California, the fight is on between renewable energy advocates and the old guard electric utilities. All across California, cities and counties have been moving to implement Community Choice programs because they provide cheaper, cleaner, locally generated electricity. In fact these programs are so good, the utilities hope you never hear about them. Before we get […]

Community Choice Aggregation – San Diego County

County of San Diego Board of Supervisors are expected to vote in January on whether to conduct a feasibility study on regards to following the recent decision by cities in Northern California, to implement ‘community choice aggregation’. Nicole Capretz, the director of the nonprofit Climate Action Campaign, is lobbying cities to move forward on community […]