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SDG&E Announces It Intends To Eliminate Carbon Emissions By 2045

A sign on SDG&E's headquarters appears in this undated photo.
Nicholas McVicker
A sign on SDG&E's headquarters appears in this undated photo.
SDG&E said its roadmap to net zero includes green hydrogen projects and increased clean energy storage capacity. But critics doubt the utility’s climate-friendly goals, as long as the fossil fuel natural gas remains such a big part of its portfolio.

San Diego Gas and Electric has announced its intention to produce power with zero carbon emissions by the year 2045. The year corresponds to California’s target goal to get 100% of its electricity from carbon zero sources.

SDG&E said its roadmap to net-zero includes green hydrogen projects and increased clean energy storage capacity, projects that are planned to be launched in San Diego within the next two years. But critics doubt the utility’s climate-friendly goals, as long as the fossil fuel natural gas remains such a big part of its portfolio.

The San Diego Union-Tribune Energy Reporter Rob Nikolewski joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the announcement.