Making and Breaking News
September 23, 2016 – KPBS – Andrew Bowen reports: The San Diego Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to recommend approval of the North Park and Golden Hill community plan updates, raising their chances of passage at the City Council next month. The commission heard public comments and discussed the plans for about seven hours. Among the[…]
September 22, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – Joshua Emerson Smith reports: San Diego Gas & Electric shareholders want more autonomy when it comes to weighing on whether cities like San Diego should adopt an increasingly popular program that puts government officials — instead of a utility — in charge of buying and selling[…]
Despite regulatory approval to fight San Diego families last month, SDG&E continues onslaught, easily earning “Bad Corporate Neighbor” title SAN DIEGO, September 21, 2016—On Monday, SDG&E filed a request to grant them even more power to fight against San Diego families and stomp on their rights and freedoms. Despite winning approval last month by the[…]
September 20, 2016- KPBS- Andrew Bowen reports: San Diego will fail to meet the ambitious transportation goals of the Climate Action Plan in two key neighborhoods, according to a recent analysis commissioned by the city’s planning department. The analysis looked at the city’s updates to community plans in North Park and Golden Hill. The plans are[…]
September 20, 2016 – Climate Action Campaign‘s watchdogging continues on San Diego’s North Park, San Ysidro, Golden, Hill and Uptown Community Plan Updates— the neighborhood land use guides that determine if we will build enough compact, mixed-use housing to get folks out of cars and onto transit, bikes, and foot to meet the Climate Action[…]
September 2, 2016 – Curbed – Patrick Sission: In an article to its nationwide audience, Vox Media’s Curbed asks, “Can San Diego’s ambitious environmental plan make it a test case for green urbanism?” Calling the Climate Action Plan “a bound promise suggesting a level of civic engagement and vision that would make the city a trailblazer[…]
Climate Action Campaign is working closely the staff, City Council, and stakeholders of La Mesa, including SanDiego350, to ensure the city adopts a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that will protect future generations of La Mesans from the threats of climate change and is on solid legal ground. This new plan will update a prior (unadopted) 2015 draft CAP that was insufficient. La[…]
August 28, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – No U.S. city has quickly managed to get high numbers of residents to swap their cars for trains, buses, bikes and sidewalks – Joshua Emerson Smith reports: A cornerstone of San Diego’s widely lauded vision to wage war on climate change — getting people out of[…]
August 27, 2016 – Encinitas Patch.com – Maggie Avants reports: A CPUC decision comes at a time when cities such as Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and San Diego are considering community choice energy. SAN DIEGO, CA — A San Diego-area climate watchdog organization expressed disappointment with a recent decision by the California Public Utilities Commission[…]
New Survey Reveals Majority of Valley Residents Want Clean, Local Electricity and Choice in Providers
August 24, 2016 – Clean Power Exchange, a program of the Center for Climate Protection, released new survey results about local and renewable energy. According to the survey, electric utility ratepayers in the San Joaquin Valley – from San Joaquin County to Tulare County – are interested in alternatives to the current energy system. A majority[…]
August 20, 2016 – KUSI (Allen Denton and and Sandra Maas) interviews Nicole Capretz on live television about San Diego Gas & Electric’s new tool to try to convince local communities to back off using alternative energy sources. The Public Utilities Commission allowed the utility to setup a separate and special division funded by shareholders, not ratepayers. The[…]
August 19, 2016 – KPBS – Andrew Bowen reports: The San Diego Planning Commission on Thursday put off a decision on whether to recommend approval of the San Ysidro Community Plan Update, a set of zoning changes meant to encourage “smart growth” development. The delay was prompted by concerns among some environmental groups that the[…]
Our Four Fights
100% CLEAN ENERGY
Two-thirds of San Diego is powered by outdated, polluting fuels. We’re changing that in a big, 100% renewable way.
50% TRANSIT, WALK, BIKE
We want a world-class transportation system that provides better transit, walking and biking options. This will not only reduce our carbon footprint, but also improve our health, quality of life, and ability to compete in a 21st century economy.
35% URBAN TREE CANOPY
Our cities are heating up and the abundance of asphalt and concrete only makes it worse. Trees help cool things down, clean the air, and make our neighborhoods more beautiful.
Trash creates tons of methane– a potent greenhouse gas– when it decays in landfills. Our vision is to cut our region’s waste down to zero by 2040, by decreasing the amount of waste we produce, diverting trash from landfills into recycling and composting, and capturing emissions from landfills and wastewater treatment.