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 parking lot solar,” said Nicole in our February interview.
San Diego would join over 100 cities, and 13-14 counties, that have already executed or are moving to offer community choice energy. Local control and local economic development are key principles for many of these other communities. For San Diego, Nicole suggested, community choice means “millions of dollars to reinvest in the community” to incentivize rooftop solar, electric vehicle ownership.
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