In the News
Local skater turns waste into fuel in growing industry Posted January 30, 2012
ENCINITAS — Next time you order fish tacos from Las Olas or french fries while visiting Legoland, you’ll be making a contribution to the local economy and the environment by closing the loop on waste. By collecting bio-waste and turning it into fuel for local use, Buster Biofuels is “greening” the local economy.
Draft Carlsbad desal agreement to be ready by spring, says Water Authority Posted January 29, 2012
The San Diego County Water Authority said Thursday it expects to release this spring a final draft agreement to buy desalinated water from Poseidon Resources Corp.
ENERGY: Rebelling against SDG&E: Locals want alternative Posted January 28, 2012
Frustrated by recent proposals from San Diego Gas & Electric Co., Lane Sharman and Bill Powers are fomenting a rebellion.
California adopts “clean car” rules Posted January 27, 2012
California air regulators passed sweeping auto emission standards Friday that will require one in seven of the new cars sold in the state 2025 be an electric or other zero-emission vehicle.
Home Demonstrates Savings Potential of Energy Upgrades Posted January 26, 2012
A single-family home in Chula Vista underwent an extreme makeover, receiving a variety of energy-efficient upgrades compliments of a consortium of government and private sector interests to demonstrate how it achieved more than 50 percent in energy savings.
KPBS: San Diego Trends: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Posted January 24, 2012
A nonpartisan research group has released its third annual report card
of the San Diego region's quality of life. San Diego continues to shine
when it comes to climate change and renewable energy, but on
transportation and waste, we're behind the curve. The Equinox Center
report also highlights key areas to help San Diego voters get the facts
on quality of life issues that impact and concern them.
Click here to listen to this KPBS segment.
Region's quality of life 'at risk' Posted January 24, 2012
The overall quality of life in San Diego County is rising, but
optimism about the future is tempered by ongoing challenges with
affordable housing, waste generation, traffic and other recurring
SD targets sewage spills with $12m plan Posted January 24, 2012
More than four months after the regional blackout led to two massive sewage spills in San Diego, city wastewater officials are rolling out a roughly $12 million strategy to prevent a repeat.
San Diego leads state in rooftop solar Posted January 23, 2012
San Diego generates more power from grid-connected solar panels on residential, commercial and government buildings than any other city in California, according to an analysis released on Tuesday by the Environment California Research & Policy Center.
Kaiser Permanente first S.D. hospital to go live with solar power Posted January 20, 2012
Kaiser Permanente San Diego went live with solar power on Jan. 20, becoming San Diego County's first hospital to receive a significant amount of its energy from the sun.