SDG&E decarbonization roadmap raises questions over cost to consumers
San Diego Gas and Electric has released its decarbonization roadmap weeks before major cities in San Diego County switch consumers to community-based energy.
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The study outlines how the utility could get 100% of its energy from carbon-free sources by the state-mandated date of 2045.
The "Path to Net Zero" report projects a massive increase in energy from solar, wind and battery storage — plus major changes in California’s transportation and at-home energy usage.
In response to the report, some energy watchdog groups have expressed doubt over SDG&E's prediction that the average cost of energy to consumers will remain roughly the same.
The San Diego Union-Tribune energy reporter Rob Nikolewski joined Midday Edition on Monday to talk about the report.