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Imperial Valley Solar Project DOA As SDG&E Power Source?

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Southern Cal Edison Pulls Out Of Sister Solar Project Tessera Solar's Calico Solar project has been sold to K Road Sun after Southern California Edison announced that it was pulling out of the 663-megawatt San Bernardino sterling engine site. The ...

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CCDC Paying For Convention Center Development A Wise Move? You Bet!

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Recent statements by a majority of San Diego city council members indicate that there should be a transfer of payment responsibility for prior Convention Center redevelopments to the downtown redevelopment agency Centre City Development Corporation. The move could decrease the ...

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An Electric Franchise Fee Proposal RE SDG&E Executive Hiring Of Former State Power Regulators

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The following is a proposal to amend the City of San Diego Electric Franchise ordinance, adding one percent to the annual franchise fee paid by San Diego Gas & Electric Company to the City of San Diego for each SDG&E; ...

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SDG&E, Other Power Utilities Closer To Billing Consumers For AB 32 Green House Gas Fees

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California's Public Utilities Commission has granted permission for San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company and Pacific Gas and Electric Company to track their AB 32 green house gas emission fees in memorandum accounts. Each utility's account ...

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CPUC: PG&E Smart Meters Stay Installed

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California's Public Utilities Commission has denied the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) attempt to halt Pacific Gas and Electric Company's installation of smart meters in the PG&E service area. According to CPUC, "CCSF has not provided new facts ...

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CPUC: SDG&E Z-Factor Wildfire Insurance Problem Solved At $29 Million

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Onell Soto reports this morning that California's Public Utilities Commission approved SDG&E;'s A0908019 Z-Factor request for a $29 million rate hike to cover its increased wildfire insurance needs. The SDG&E; request was initially designated as "Z-Factor" on SDG&E;'s claim that ...

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Feds Propose Future Guidance For SDG&E, Other Utility Solar Farm Sites

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Starting with recommendations from the Bureau of Land Management, the Obama administration's Energy and Interior Departments have opened up a 90-day comment period on new guidelines for locating solar farms in the future. The guidelines will cover sites in Arizona, ...

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County Law Library Closing For Renovations

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There are only two weeks left before the main branch of the San Diego County Public Law Library at 1105 Front Street closes to start renovations in early 2011. The closure is scheduled to last at least four months while ...

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SDG&E GRC Wildfire Rate Hike Finally Filed With CPUC

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North County Times reports that San Diego Gas and Electric Company has finally filed its general rate case (GRC) to California's Public Utilities Commission that was first hinted at back in August. SDG&E's A1012005 GRC requests a 7.5 percent rate ...

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BP Sued By Obama Administration, With Sempra Implications?

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Federal officials in the Justice Department announced today that BP and several contractors have been sued under the Clean Water Act and other statutes for the cost of Gulf of Mexico cleanup operations. The Gulf disaster response was required after ...

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A Free Energy-Saving Analysis for SDG&E Customers, Part I

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Are you concerned about rising utility bills this year because you might be using too much power from SDG&E? SDG&E thinks you use too much power. Attorneys for SDG&E have already testified to California's Public Utilities Commission that if you ...

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Consumer Federation Slams Utilities on Smart Meter Privacy Position

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In its recent regulatory filing, the Consumer Federation of California (CFC) attacks the arguments of investor owned utilities (referred to as IOUs by state regulators) seeking to avoid regulatory liability for abuses of private consumer data taken from smart meters ...

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Regulatory Smart Meter Security Leak?

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Utilities Oppose CPUC Jurisdiction Over 3rd Party Data Collectors San Diego Gas and Electric Company and other California investor owned utilities have come down against California's Public Utilities Commission having any say over third party users of private consumer information ...

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City Demurrer No Good, Must Answer Kessler Amended Complaint

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The City of San Diego demurrer to Scott Kessler's most recent amended complaint was unpersuasive in Court on December 10. The City of San Diego was ordered to file its legal answer to the allegations in that Kessler v. City ...

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If San Diego Needs More Electricity, then Sempra Sells It... To Canada?

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Despite a documented need for more electricity that led San Diego Gas and Electric Company to demand approval for the Sunrise Powerlink project, a major component of SDG&E;'s holding company Sempra Energy (SRE) has moved to resume sales of electricity ...

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On "Jacob Calls For Investigation Of Sempra"

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Jeff McDonald reports through our daily paper that County Supervisor Dianne Jacob will ask for state and federal investigations of Sempra Energy, prompted by allegations that Sempra Energy bribed Mexican officials involved in the Energia Costa Azul natural gas project ...

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Lower Wholesale Energy Costs To SDG&E Mean Higher Consumer Power Prices For Small Businesses and Residents

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An interesting comment appeared in an Onell Soto article about San Diego Gas and Electric Company and SDG&E;'s Sunrise Powerlink transmission line this past weekend as work is set to begin on that often-opposed project. According to Soto, “SDG&E; says ...

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SDG&E Gets CPUC Rejection of Minimal Third-Party Smart Meter Audit Standards

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California's Public Utilities Commission has rejected the Certichron, Inc. petition P1007015 for CPUC to adopt minimum standards for smart meter vendors to create records that are admissible as evidence in state and federal court systems. San Diego Gas and Electric ...

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SDG&E Solar Projects: More Generating Capacity Implies Higher Prices?

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Onell Soto has provided a full-page article in our diminutive daily paper entitled “Big Solar Projects Bloom In The Desert,” describing nearly a dozen alternative energy developments now breaking ground in the Imperial Valley and throughout Southern California. While such ...

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Further Scheduling Changes in SDG&E PeakShift A1007009 Proceeding

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Administrative Law Judge Jessica Hecht has ordered the following changes in San Diego Gas and Electric Company's PeakShift at Work/ PeakShift at Home rate hike application A1007009 proceeding before California's Public Utilities Commission. Written testimony due from CPUC's Division of ...

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