SDG&E Defends Solar Rate Hike At County Hearing

Not out to make a profit? What a bunch of lies. This is a prime reason why public utilities should not be owned by private entities with stockholders to please. SDGE pays us solar users 4 cents per kilowatt for every extra kw we produce. It also pays all other producers of electricity only 4 cents per kw NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY THEY BUY THE ELECTRICITY, but it sells that electricity for as much as 21 cents per kw to time of day users, which with smart meters we are all poised to become. They are making a fortune. Perhaps the more people who install solar the less electricity they sell at exorbitant rates as well as the more people conserve energy the less they sell. This is the number one reason that the money we pay towards energy conservation SHOULD NOT be going to SDGE to run the program. This program is totally in contradiction to their bottom line. A non-profit that has the mission to conserve energy should be running it. SDGE spends as much of the money as it can on staff and expenses. This whole garbage about paying for infrastructure solar users do not use is because SDGE is mad that the legislature informed them they must start paying those who over-produce for the excess energy they produce. SDGE wants that law changed. The dinosaur they are constructing at huge rate-payer expense-The Sunrise Powerlink is an example of how the utility builds unneeded infrastructure just so it can gouge more money out of rate payers. There are several large power lines that are under used coming into the state now and the more people and businesses installing solar and conserving the less need there is for out of area power. Sure killing the nascent solar industry in the state will help SDGE's bottom line. All they care about is profit. Cities and other government bodies need to start investigating taking over providing electricity to their citizens. This latest money grab should be the last! It is obvious that the future needs to be locally produced and locally used energy, not a grid that is very vulnerable to terrorists, accidents and all kinds of other nonsense which shuts off the power to huge numbers of people, instead of keeping any damage very localized.
— December 7, 2011 4:36 p.m.

Just the Facts

Refried Gringo, If you lived in Chula Vista you would know that one of our biggest problems here is that a small group of families have been running the city for decades and who you know has way too much sway in government. Robert Fagin is the ideal candidate for City Attorney because he does not live here, has never practiced law here and does not know any of the insider families. We worked for an elected City Attorney to ensure an independent City Attorney not beholden to mayor and council for his or her job. Someone who will decide matters only based upon the law. Robert Faigin's opponent has been in private practice in Chula Vista and almost all his clients have been people having business with the city, which is why he is listed as a Municipal Law Attorney. These clients are the very same people who will continue having business with city hall. If he is elected their former attorney will be deciding their legal matters still. This clearly does not look independent and could require hiring outside council to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. He also is recieving financial support from law firms which work for the city, a sitting council member held an event for him, which the mayor's husband among other insiders attended, and he is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Third Ave. Business Association, and numerous other local groups. Is there any issue that the City Attorney will have to give an opinion on that he does not have an existing connection to the players? Quite Possibly Not.
— May 13, 2010 11:37 a.m.

Get Involved -- 09/28/09 at MAAC Charter School

Southwest Chula Vista Civic Association (A BRIGHTER FUTURE THROUGH COMMUNITY ACTION); PO Box 6064, Chula Vista, CA 91909, (619) 425-5771 · Do you have questions about solar electricity? · Would you like to know about solar water heating? COME ASK YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS! Monday, April 27 6:45 PM MAAC Charter School 1385 Third Ave. (near Quintard) Martin Learn of Home Energy Systems & Someone from the city will present and answer questions about: · Ways city is exploring to help with costs. · Rebates and tax credits · Energy Conservation
— April 12, 2009 4:31 p.m.

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