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San Diego Is Ditching Their Power Company For A 100% Clean Energy Alternative


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San Diego's making the ultimate power move. Home to 1.4 million residents, the southern California city is forming its own community choice program with a goal of 100 clean energy by 2035. By creating an alternative to the area’s investor-owned utility, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, San Diego will become the largest city in the state to adopt a program where residents come together to buy power in bulk. 

Last year a study commissioned by the city found that community choice has the potential to deliver cheaper rates than SDG&E, while providing 50 percent renewable energy by 2023 and 80 percent green power by 2027. San Diego Union Tribune says SDG&E currently offers about 43 percent renewable energy, and under state law must get to 50 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2045.