Making and Breaking News
July 25, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – Karen Pearlman reports: Nicole Capretz, executive director at the nonprofit Climate Action Campaign, told the commission that La Mesa, like the city of San Diego, is legally bound to create a climate action plan. She said the La Mesa City Council, when it discussed the issue, seemed[…]
July 22, 2016 – The Boston Globe – Derrick Z. Jackson: For years, debates on energy goals came to a standstill over toothless voluntary targets, according to environmental attorney Nicole Capretz. But in 2013, interim San Diego mayor Todd Gloria declared that the city, second only to Los Angeles in solar power capacity, should be a leader[…]
July 22, 2016 – NextCity- Johnny Magdaleno: If you’re poor in the United States, chances are you live in a neighborhood with higher amounts of harmful air particles than communities with higher incomes. That means more stress, more health problems and more medical bills eating away at your monthly paycheck, according to California’s Office of Environmental[…]
La Mesa’s Environmental Sustainability Commission is reviewing the City’s status of its Climate Action Plan in a four-part series in July through September 2016. Climate Action Campaign is participating in the public dialogue alongside our allies to hold La Mesa accountable and on track. Meeting summaries: July 18, 2016, 7pm: An update and chronology of the[…]
July 20, 2016 – NGT News – The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded the nonprofit organization San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) a $5.9 million grant to fund the development of 10 all-electric freight vehicles outfitted with zero-emission technologies for operation at the Port of San Diego. The energy commission states that the grant[…]
July 20, 2016 – Del Mar Times – Single-use bag ordinance to take effect in September. Karen Billing reports: The San Diego City Council approved a city-wide ban on plastic bags July 19. With the action, San Diego became the 150th jurisdiction in the state to ban plastic checkout bags. The cities of Del Mar,[…]
SDUT: Grand Jury: Local bike sharing may fail. System, key to climate action plan, struggling to attract users
July 16, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – David Garrick reports on setback with San Diego’s bike share program. Kayla Race, director of operations and programs for the nonprofit Climate Action Campaign, said the network’s success is crucial. “In order to protect our quality of life from the impacts of climate change, and in[…]
July 15, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – Joshua Emerson Smith reports: “The theory is that somehow there’s a magic firewall that Sempra will be operating independently from SDG&E, who they see regularly at happy hour and on the golf course. To me, it’s a complete myth,” said Nicole Capretz, executive director of the San[…]
SD Reader: Solana Beach seeks electricity options. SDG&E seeks approval to campaign against community choice,
July 15, 2016 – San Diego Reader – Sheila Pell reports: “There is no way cities or families have the resources to compete against the unlimited dollars of a Wall Street corporation.”– Nicole Capretz. Last month, Solana Beach announced the hunt for a service provider to help launch the county’s first local power program, which[…]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 06, 2016 CONTACT: Kayla Race, Climate Action Campaign, 617-909-8819, firstname.lastname@example.org Climate Action Campaign Urges CPUC to Protect Freedom of Clean Energy Choice for Families Public Utilities Commission poised to vote on first-of-its kind proposal to allow unlimited marketing against Community Choice Energy SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2016— In a comment letter[…]
July 2, 2016 – San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego approved package to help alleviate housing shortage, reduce rents – David Garrick reports: Frustrated by high rents and rising homelessness, San Diego officials are giving housing developers significant new incentives to build more affordable units across the city. The incentives also encourage more dense developments, especially[…]
June 30, 2016 – KPBS – Andrew Bowen interviews Nicole Capretz on North Park’s Community Plan Update and the outdated methods San Diego is using to analyze traffic impacts. Nicole Capretz is executive director of the Climate Action Campaign, a San Diego environmental nonprofit. She said she understands the city needs time to adjust to[…]
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