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La Mesa Commission holds CCA open forum

The city of La Mesa has decided, after four years of effort, that it’s time to start the process of actually setting up a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to take control of energy costs. CCAs are becoming the way to go for increasing numbers of local governments interested in renewable energy supplies, to meet […]

Monterey Bay Community Power makes pitch to Atascadero

ATASCADERO  – Two weeks after hearing from utility provider, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., that the local electrical grid could be taken offline for extended periods of time to prevent the corporation from being held liable for another infrastructure-caused wildfire, the Atascadero City Council heard a pitch from an alternative energy provider. Monterey Bay Community Power’s […]

San Diego International Airport and ENGIE Storage Contract to Further Airport’s Strategic Energy Initiative

2 MW/4 MWh GridSynergy Energy Storage System is the First Airport Installation in the United States ENGIE Storage today announced that San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the first airport in the United States to install one of its battery energy storage systems. The 2 MW/4 MWh GridSynergy® energy storage system furthers the airport’s long-term commitment […]

San Diego Reports 17 More Solar Installations at City-Owned Facilities

San Diego reported the installation of solar panels on 17 more city-owned facilities in its drive to reach 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The latest milestone in the city’s clean-energy goal was announced Wednesday by Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “We’re making investments today to create a cleaner San Diego and become one of the greenest […]

Energy Independence Day coming to San Diego: 4th annual clean energy event has information, food, drinks, silent auction and more

Saturday, June 29, 2019 will mark the fourth annual Energy Independence Celebration, bringing together the San Diego community for a day of education, activities and delicious organic fare. In 2014, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors formally recognized local solar firm Sullivan Solar Power for leading the solar energy revolution and proclaimed June 30 […]

Utilities commission turns back SDG&E, keeps ‘high usage charge’ on bills

After thousands of San Diego Gas & Electric customers saw their bills go through the roof during last year’s sweltering summer, the utility asked the California Public Utilities Commission to suspend or eliminate a recently instituted “high usage charge” as a way to offer some financial relief. But the commission, known as the CPUC for short, has rejected the […]

San Diego’s Climate Goals Require More Investment in Energy Storage

Last year, California raised the stakes in the fight against climate change, instituting a goal of reaching 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045, with at least 60 percent of that power coming from renewable sources such as wind and solar. And more than a year before the state did so, the city of San Diego […]

Deadline is Friday to get a credit from SDG&E for driving an electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid

Drivers of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, or EVs, have until Friday to apply for a credit on their San Diego Gas & Electric bills. The size of the credit varies from year to year but in 2018, about 15,000 customers in SDG&E’s service territory saw $500 credited their accounts. Called the Electric Vehicle Climate […]

San Diego Gas & Electric Hits Snag in California Microgrids Rollout

Early last year, California utility San Diego Gas & Electric launched a community microgrid project, meant not only to boost the state’s adoption of energy storage, but to serve as the next step in its wildfire prevention efforts — an increasingly important part of the utility mission in a state ravaged by wildfires. But in recent […]

Levin introduces bill to end sales of gasoline-powered cars in US by 2040

Zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, may make up less than 2 percent of the nation’s car sales but a bill introduced on Capitol Hill by Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, would require half of all sales of new passenger vehicles in 2030 be ZEVs, with the mandate ramping up 5 percent per year to 100 percent by 2040 […]