- San Diego Republican mayor pushes plan to run on 100% renewable energy
Apr 26, 2016 - Oliver Milman - theguardian.com
Kevin Faulconer, the mayor of San Diego, could therefore qualify as one of the most outlandish, as well as green-tinged, Republicans in the US. Faulconer has thrown his weight behind a binding plan to make San Diego run on 100% renewable power by 2035 – the largest American city to have such an ambition. Faulconer is as much a product of his largely liberal surrounds as he is of his party, of course.
- San Diego eyes community choice aggregation to meet 100% renewable goals
Apr 10, 2016 - Roger Walton - utilitydive.com
San Diego's plan to reach 100% renewable energy by 2035 may or may not be possible, but if it goes the Community Choice Aggregation route to achieve the goal, but ClimateWire reports that it will likely face resistance from San Diego Gas & Electric. The city is preparing to outline its plan to eliminate fossil fuels and will seek to take over the purchase of electricity using the CCA model and leaving San Diego Gas & Electric to own the wires and deliver the power.
- San Diego Takes First Step To Make Climate Action Plan Real
Mar 17, 2016 - Claire Trageser - kpbs.org
Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan — which commits the city to slashing greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035 — was passed unanimously by the City Council in December 2015. The Climate Action Plan outlines a series of goals, including moving the city to only renewable energy sources, redirecting 90 percent of the city's garbage away from landfills and cutting the number of San Diegans who commute by car from 87 percent to 50 percent by 2035.
- How Will San Diego Reach Its 100% Renewable Energy Goal?
Jan 8, 2016 - Claire Trageser - kpbs.org
What Faulconer and the City Council now need to decide is how to boost the city’s renewable energy consumption from 32 percent in 2014 to 100 percent in 2035. The program, called community choice aggregation or community choice energy, has been adopted by some local governments in Northern California, including Marin and Sonoma counties, and is being explored by other cities and counties across the country.
- San Diego's climate change plan gets final OK
Dec 15, 2015 - Joshua Emerson Smith - sandiegouniontribune.com
The City Council unanimously approved the co-called Climate Action Plan, which requires annual emissions be cut in half during the next two decades based heavily on a strategy to use 100 percent renewable energy within that same timeline. If the city doesn’t follow through on its promise to fight climate change, environmental groups and even the state attorney general could file lawsuits to force elected officials to comply.