It’s fair to say that public power agencies are taking the state by storm. They are known as community choice aggregators, or CCAs – and San Diego is considering creating one. But expect a series of hurdles that could stall, undermine or kill its plans.
A 2011 report envisions hundreds of billions in statewide damage, and researchers say it’s not even the worst-case scenario
Shifting to electricity for most forms of transportation, combined with land-use practices that reduce the amount of vehicle miles traveled, would directly address our largest emissions problem.
The study commissioned by the city of San Diego was meant to see if it was feasible for the city to shift away from gas while still competing with SDG&E on price. The answer is, by and large, yes.
The city’s Climate Action Plan has won national praise for its ambitious goals and enforcement mechanisms. But when the plan was being written in 2014, city staffers said one of the plan’s main goals wasn’t based on anything and that they didn’t think the city had any real chance of reaching it, according to emails released by the city as part of a public records request.
Union support could be crucial for San Diego’s plan to get to 100 percent renewable energy. A study on the plan’s feasibility is dropping soon, but unions are staying mum so far.
A yes vote on Measure A quantifiably ensures a best-in-state reduction in climate change impacts, creates much-needed new transit and unprecedented conservation funding.
As the county rewrites its Climate Action Plan, it’s simultaneously considering several big developments that could impact the environment. Environmentalists are concerned the projects would make it impossible for the county to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets the state says it needs to meet by 2030.
The community plan updates for North Park, Uptown and Greater Golden Hill are coming up for votes soon. None of them conform to the Climate Action Plan.
San Diego Gas and Electric’s push to build a $600 million natural gas pipeline across the county is drawing wariness from environmentalists, ratepayer advocates and even other utilities who question whether a big new line is needed and suggest the gas company has undisclosed motivations for building it.