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.
Bay Park and nearby residents are once again mobilizing for a fight against new homes and taller buildings near a planned new trolley stop. This time, the city may not back down as easily.
The city government and a Fortune 500 company are on a collision course. The cost, reliability and environmental consequences of everyone’s electricity is on the line.
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.
The city’s bold commitment to renewable energy, it turns out, comes with a big caveat.
One of the authors of the city’s Climate Action Plan says four new community plans would let emissions increase, even while claiming to be consistent with the city’s mandate to slash emissions.
Sea-level rise could affect what’s on Coronado already, as well as future development and Navy property. Everything from a new city beach bathroom to a new $700 million Navy facility could be impacted. While the Navy has made some preparations of its own for climate change on Coronado, the city itself has not.
City attorney candidate Mara Elliott has walked back a claim that the city’s Climate Action Plan is not legally enforceable. But in the process, she might have revealed just how hard it would be for any group of lawyers and their clients to sue the city and win.