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San Diego Explores its Options for Getting to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

San Diego's Climate Action Plan has set an ambitious goal for renewable energy, and now the investor-owned utility San Diego Gas & Electric is competing for a chance to deliver on those goals.
November 29, 2017, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The city of San Diego has set a goal to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2035, and is exploring its options for how to do so.

In that competition, "[t]he government-run alternative to San Diego Gas & Electric, known as community choice aggregation, is getting some competition from the investor-owned utility," according to an article by Joshua Emerson Smith.

SDG&E has recently submitted a plan for going green, as a response to analysis performed earlier this year that "found that the [community choice] program has the potential to deliver cheaper rates than SDG&E’s current service, while providing as much as 50 percent renewable energy by 2023 and 80 percent by 2027."

The city has yet to make SDG&E's proposal public, but it is planning an analysis of the proposal to compare to the community choice program.

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Published on Monday, November 20, 2017 in San Diego Union Tribune
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