CPUC issues Solar Tariff Modernization proposal to support reliability, decarbonization

CPUC issues Solar Tariff Modernization proposal to support reliability, decarbonization

Electric power lines. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News San Francisco, CA–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Friday issued a proposal to modernize the Net Energy Metering (NEM) solar tariff to promote solar and battery storage, grid reliability, and control electricity costs for all Californians. The update launches the solar industry into the future so…

San Diego County will be experiencing substantial rainfall this fall and winter, but that may not be enough to combat California’s drought.

San Diego County will be experiencing substantial rainfall this fall and winter, but that may not be enough to combat California’s drought.

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation has launched its rain barrel program to capture water during the rainy seasons. Photo courtesy of Solana Center for Environmental Innovation By SDCN Staff San Diego, CA–San Diego County will be experiencing substantial rainfall this fall and winter, but that may not be enough to combat California’s drought. Encinitas-based Solana…

Meals on Wheels San Diego County elects new board members

Meals on Wheels San Diego County elects new board members

(Top left) Bobby Fitzsimmons, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, David Cohn, Cohn Family Restaurants, Drew Deckman, Deckman’s Restaurant Group, Margaret Malowney, Space and Naval Warfare Command. (Bottom left) Nancy Lazarski, Crosscut LLC, Pam Pendrell, GlobeFlex Capital, Rick Gentry, San Diego Housing Commission, and Shane Harris, People’s Association of Justice Advocates, and CEO of S Harris Communications….

Sheriff’s Dept. receives $500,000 grant to fund impaired driving enforcement

Sheriff’s Dept. receives $500,000 grant to fund impaired driving enforcement

By SDCN Staff San Diego, CA–The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department a $500,000 grant that will fund a year’s worth of special operations and campaigns designed to stop drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Impaired driving checkpoints, patrols, distracted driving, and traffic enforcement will…

CA State Parks honors military with free admission on Veterans Day

CA State Parks honors military with free admission on Veterans Day

Mount Diablo State Park. Photo: California Department of Parks and Recreation Sacramento, CA–California State Parks is honoring the service of U.S. veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission to 132 select state parks on Veterans Day on Nov. 11. “State Parks thanks our nation’s service members for their bravery, sacrifices,…

ADL San Diego selects new regional director

ADL San Diego selects new regional director

Fabienne Perlov By SDCN Staff San Diego, CA–The Anti-Defamation League has selected Fabienne Perlov as regional director of the San Diego office.  “Fabienne’s storied career in diplomacy, humanitarian affairs, and civic rights will be a unique asset to the San Diego office of the world’s oldest anti-hate organization,” the organization stated in a release. Prior…

San Diego Air and Space Museum remembers USAF Brigadier General and Apollo 9 Commander Jim McDivitt

San Diego Air and Space Museum remembers USAF Brigadier General and Apollo 9 Commander Jim McDivitt

Portrait of NASA astronaut James A. McDivitt. Photo courtesy of NASA By SDCN Staff San Diego, CA–The San Diego Air and Space Museum is remembering Apollo 9 Commander Jim McDivitt, who entered the prestigious International Air and Space Hall of Fame in 2012 along with his entire crew. McDivitt passed away on October 13 at the age…

Ramona Unified School District, Blue Bird and Nuvve unveil 8 new V2G-enabled, electric school buses

Ramona Unified School District, Blue Bird and Nuvve unveil 8 new V2G-enabled, electric school buses

Nuvve, a world leader in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, is now combining the excess electricity in eight electric school bus batteries in the rural Ramona Unified School District in eastern San Diego County. Photo: Nuvve Holding Corporation San Diego, CA–Nuvve Holding Corporation, a San Diego-based global cleantech company electrifying the planet through its intelligent energy platform,…