San Diego is pursuing plans to become fully reliant on renewable energy by 2035.
That could have huge consequences for San Diego Gas & Electric, which serves the southern California metropolis, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
San Diego aims to go way beyond California’s declared goal of becoming reliant on renewables for half its energy by 2030.
The Times reported:
“San Diego's Climate Action Plan calls for exploring a program called community choice aggregation, or CCA, to help the city meet its aim of 100% renewable energy usage. Under the program, a nonprofit board of elected officials, supported by a staff of energy experts, would determine where the city gets its electricity.
“Currently, San Diego Gas & Electric buys and sells all power to the city. The investor-owned utility has recently taken steps that would allow its parent company, Sempra Energy, to lobby against community choice aggregation. The City Council will have to consider whether to adopt a schedule that could lead to a final decision on the program by as early as April.”