A group called Clear the Air formed in mid-September to question and delay the city’s attempt to become a community choice aggregator, or CCA. It would be a big move that would take the power-buying reins from San Diego Gas & Electric, which has long held a monopoly, and put them in the hands of local government. As our Ry […]
Clear the Air is a group formed to question the city’s attempt to enter the energy market. Some of its members work for SDG&E or its parent company, Sempra. Groups on both sides of the debate are mobilizing supporters who are, to varying degrees, open about their economic interests.
The Fermanian Business and Economic Institute’s review of a city-commission study on community choice aggregation contains some red flags that indicate the institute wasn’t qualified to take on the project.
Just as there are many factors to consider besides price when paying for transportation or lodging, there are many benefits of a community choice aggregation program besides price that are important.
The city of San Diego is relying on a study it says shows reason to move forward on setting up a government-run energy program. But the study fails to credibly show that such a program is even feasible, and it confirms that there are too many unknowns to make an informed choice on establishing one in San Diego.
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.
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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 San Diego City Council is expected to decide early next year whether the city should part ways with San Diego Gas & Electric. Expect a massive airing of civic grievances in which both sides argue the other isn’t suited to provide the city’s power.
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.