The push to give Californians more options for buying energy has pitted two of the Democratic Party’s largest coalitions against each other.
At least, that’s been the story in Sacramento as it plays out at the state level. But even though so-called community choice aggregation is a looming possibility in San Diego, the city has largely sidestepped this fight – for now.
San Diego is working to pass its long-term Climate Action Plan, a bundle of policies meant to decrease its carbon footprint by 49 percent by 2035.
The plan’s most significant element would bring what’s called community choice aggregation to San Diego; that is, it would let the city, instead of San Diego Gas & Electric, buy energy for its 1.3 million residents on the private market — with a larger share of renewable sources.