Getting San Diego ready for 100% renewable energy – Episode 52 of Local Energy Rules podcast

Unlike cities in most other states, San Diego has a legal obligation under California state law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the obligation notwithstanding, the city’s abundant solar resource has made residents interested in solar for years. “We should not be able to turn our heads in San Diego and not see rooftop or…

San Diego moves ahead of climate goal schedule

“San Diego continues to lower its greenhouse-gas emission thanks largely to California’s tough environmental rules, according to an annual monitoring report released Wednesday that tracks the progress of the city’s ambitious Climate Action Plan. The city has pledged to dramatically reduce its carbon footprint by using 100 percent green energy within the next two decades…

Water Authority Solicits Proposals for Potential Joint Energy Storage Facility with City of San Diego

“This potential project is an exciting and innovative opportunity to optimize our water facilities to benefit our ratepayers while helping the region as a whole meet its energy needs,” said Mark Muir, chair of the Water Authority’s Board of Directors. ​The 500MW project would provide 5-8 of energy storage and help stabilize the electricity grid…
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