Reduce Energy Use During Summer Peak Times

Reduce Energy Use During Summer Peak Times

According to a state report, there could be a need for greater than normal energy conservation across Southern California. Since the power grid is interconnected throughout the state, our partners at SDG&E may need to ask customers to help by reducing their energy use. Fortunately, SDG&E has some great tools for conserving your energy usage, when energy use is at … Continue reading

Sustainable Tips for a Cool Summer!

Sustainable Tips for a Cool Summer!

Have you noticed that the weather’s starting to heat up? We always think it’s a great excuse to head to the local beach or mountains (and to eat ice cream).   If you can’t get away, you can still stay cool, reduce your use and save money by taking these simple steps. Have fun making a … Continue reading

Save Energy While You’re Chillin’ at Home

Save Energy While You’re Chillin’ at Home

Summer doesn’t have to mean higher energy bills! Not only does summertime bring changes to the weather, but soon, SDG&E customers will see a change in how they are billed for electricity. Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a new electric rate structure statewide. For SDG&E customers, this will result in a consolidation … Continue reading

Toward Zero Waste Events

Toward Zero Waste Events

Events generate tons of food waste and single-use items that are sent to landfills. Zero waste events reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gas released into the atmosphere by organic material when buried in a landfill. They are also a powerful way to change the public’s perceptions about waste and make people more aware of … Continue reading

New Law Produces Mid-Scale Composting Workshops

New Law Produces Mid-Scale Composting Workshops

It is no longer business as usual in California. A new state law requires schools, businesses and other generators of organic waste (i.e. food scraps and landscape trimmings) to divert it from ending up in landfills, where it creates an environmental problem. As of April 1, 2016, Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) mandates that commercial … Continue reading

Brighten Your Days with Energy Savings

Brighten Your Days with Energy Savings

Don’t let May Gray cloud your spirits. Here are some solutions that can help you save the planet and some money!  SDG&E offers a variety of tools to help — from saving water or conserving energy using your smartphone, to earning credits on your energy bill to determining if you are eligible to receive a discount on … Continue reading

Meet the Eco Container!

Meet the Eco Container!

What is the Eco Container? The Eco Container, sponsored by Kashi, is a re-purposed shipping container that Solana Center is transforming into a center for environmental innovation. By demonstrating solar energy, a greywater demo system, rain barrels, composting, drought tolerant landscaping and California-friendly gardens, the Eco Container shows visitors how to incorporate sustainable practices into … Continue reading

April Brings Changes to Electric Rates

April Brings Changes to Electric Rates

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers should expect to see changes in their bills as electric rates are consolidated from three tiers to two tiers. Why? In late 2013, California passed a law, Assembly Bill (AB) 327, to modernize the state’s energy rate structure. The goal of AB 327 was to make electric rates … Continue reading