Making and Breaking News
August 19, 2016 – KPBS – Claire Trageser – Within 30 days, San Diego Gas & Electric can begin lobbying against local cities’ plans to create alternative energy programs called “community choice aggregation.” Nicole Capretz, director of the nonprofit Climate Action Campaign, has been advocating for San Diego to adopt community choice and said the decision[…]
August 18, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kayla Race, Climate Action Campaign, 619-419-1222, firstname.lastname@example.org SDG&E Set to Stifle Freedoms of San Diego Families Climate Action Campaign says Commission decision will hurt families and thwart local clean energy and climate action plan goals. SAN DIEGO, August 18, 2016— Climate Action Campaign expressed disappointment at today’s decision[…]
August 16, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – Joshua Emerson Smith – “Unfortunately, SDG&E is proving itself to be just another typical Wall Street corporation more concerned with profits than the well-being of San Diego families,” Nicole Capretz, executive director of the San Diego-based Climate Action Campaign, said Tuesday. Her group champions CCA as[…]
Learn the details on how Community Choice Energy works in California, without all the reading on our Community Choice Energy primer page. Watch this 90 second video from the San Diego Union Tribune:
August 14, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – Joshua Emerson Smith: Advocates of using more renewable energy are fueling expansion of community choice aggregation programs. “CCA is one of the most powerful tools available to tackle the climate crisis because it fundamentally changes the rules of the game. Decisions can be made locally in[…]
August 11, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – Jeff McDonald – Governor’s office says his environmental record makes advocacy group’s claims ‘cuckoo’ A Santa Monica consumer group is criticizing Gov. Jerry Brown for his ties to utilities and other companies reliant on fossil fuels, linking almost $10 million in contributions from 26 oil, gas and[…]
August 10, 2016- ClimateWire- Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter – SOLANA BEACH, Calif. — This enclave in north San Diego County is known for its small-town feel, the summer concerts held on a bluff above crashing ocean waves and the non-chain stores in its arts district. Now it’s considering a landmark move to cut carbon[…]
August 9, 2016 – ClimateWire- Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter: DEL MAR, Calif. —”As a physician, I think about nature as a patient,” Bekkar said. “Nature is in the critical care unit.” With human patients, he said, there is a point where someone has “passed that invisible line and there’s no getting them back…you don’t let[…]
August 8, 2016 – ClimateWire, E&E News- Anne C. Mulkern – DEL MAR, Calif. — On summer weekends, traffic is jammed coming into and out of this tiny beach town. That vehicle-related greenhouse gas pollution is just one of the challenges Del Mar faces as it aims to go very green. The city has pledged to[…]
August 8, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – Joshua Emerson Smith – Citing climate change, Sierra Club threatens lawsuit against county to halt new housing, commercial projects. Nicole Capretz explains why the California Environmental Quality Act is so important: accountability for protecting our quality of life, health, and climate, now and for future generations.[…]
OPPOSES the SANDAG Tax Measure on the November 2016 Ballot STOP Moving San Diego Backward! Oppose SANDAG’s Tax Increase Ballot Measure! The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is proposing for the November 2016 ballot a measure to impose a 40-year half-cent sales tax increase to fund various transportation projects. The San Diego Quality of[…]
August 2, 2016 – Voice of San Diego – Andrew Keatts – One of the authors of the city’s Climate Action Plan says four new community plans would let emissions increase, even while claiming to be consistent with the city’s mandate to slash emissions. “At the end of the day, we are committing to reaching the greenhouse[…]
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