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Climate Action Campaign Urges CPUC to Protect Freedom of Clean Energy Choice for Families

Public Utilities Commission poised to vote on first-of-its kind proposal to allow unlimited marketing against Community Choice Energy

SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2016— In a comment letter submitted yesterday to the California Public Utilities Commission, Climate Action Campaign urged the Commission to protect the freedom of choice for families, businesses, and cities who want local clean energy options to save money, clean the air, and create a brighter, healthier future.

The letter urges the Commission to amend a draft decision approving SDG&E’s plan to spend unlimited shareholder dollars against Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a program several cities in the region— including San Diego, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Del Mar, and other north county cities—are exploring to provide better clean energy choices to families at competitive rates, as well as help meet Climate Action Plan goals.

To remedy the deficiencies in the proposal from SDG&E— which is the first utility to officially fight local cities’ efforts— Climate Action Campaign is calling on the Commission to amend the plan to:

  • Hold Sempra Energy— SDG&E’s parent company— and its consultants accountable to the same standard of conduct as SDG&E because the the community and elected officials view them functionally as the same company and they share same company interests in maintaining their monopoly status.
  • Prohibit SDG&E from sharing lobbying and marketing services with the new Marketing Division and prohibit Sempra and SDG&E employees with lobbying and marketing responsibilities or with access to competitively sensitive information from joining the new Marketing Division.
  • Enhance reporting, transparency, and enforceability by requiring public, quarterly compliance reporting and clarifying that the expedited complaint procedure is available for CCA Code of Conduct violations.

Without these protections, the new Marketing Division could unfairly stifle the voices of cities, families, and businesses interested in exploring community choice. In 2015, SDG&E and Sempra spent over $100,000 lobbying the City of San Diego to alter the City’s 100% clean energy climate plan and pass electricity rates harmful to solar customers.

The letter from Climate Action Campaign elaborates on similar concerns expressed by several cities, elected officials, businesses, and environmental organizations in letters to the Commission submitted in late 2015.

The Commission is poised to vote on SDG&E’s proposal as soon as its July 14 meeting.


Climate Action Campaign is a climate watchdog organization with a simple mission: stop climate change and protect our quality of life. For more information, please visit

KNSJ Mourns Talk of the Town Host Douglas Holbrook

Douglas Holbrook, former Activist San Diego president and daily KNSJ show host, passed away as a result of cardiac arrest. The sudden loss to his family, friends and to our organization and radio station, which he loved and dedicated so much time to in the last year is hard to comprehend in this sudden turn of events …

Reminding us how precious our relationships are and the passions and principles which bind us.

On behalf of the Activist Sand Diego board we send our condolences to family, friends and coworkers.

KNSJ 89.1 FM Celebrates Community Radio in San Diego; Broadcasts “Democracy Now!” and “Thom Hartmann”


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KNSJ 89.1 FM Celebrates Community Radio in San Diego; Broadcasts “Democracy Now!” and “Thom Hartmann”

SAN DIEGO – KNSJ Radio invites the San Diego community to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Saturday, Aug. 3 from 6pm – 9pm for a Radio Launch Party to celebrate the launch of a community radio station in San Diego and to raise funds to keep KNSJ 89.1 FM on the air. Tickets are $25 (2 for $40) in advance until Aug. 1 and can be purchased at

Former CA Assemblywoman and Sierra Club President Lori Saldana will serve as the keynote speaker.  Guests will enjoy food, wine and beer tasting from local vendors, Native American flute players, museum exhibits, sunset watching and star-gazing from the expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the park, plus a live multi-media musical performance by RICARDO BEAS, whose music is currently featured on 89.1 FM and can be downloaded at  KNSJ will also be presenting “Golden Mic Awards” to hard working leaders and activists representing the many voices in the San Diego County border-region community.

KNSJ programming will be a mix of local and nationally produced shows.  Still in their testing phase, KNSJ is already serving San Diego with a Monday through Friday broadcast of the popular national shows “Democracy Now!” at 7am and 6pm, and the “Thom Hartmann Show” from Noon to 3pm.  Locally produced content can be heard from East County Magazine and Unrestricted Airspace Monday through Friday at 9am and 5pm. The rest of the schedule will be posted on  If you cannot physically attend the event but would still like to support the station, KNSJ asks you to visit their website here

About KNSJ’s “People Powered Radio”:

KNSJ Radio 89.1 FM, Descanso is a listener-supported, community-based, Non-Commercial Educational radio station of, by and for the richly diverse people in the San Diego border region.The mission of KNSJ is to Network for Social Justice by providing high quality radio for those people and viewpoints which have traditionally been excluded by the commercial media, especially those cultural, ethnic and social groups who have been historically marginalized.

Initial tests of KNSJ’s signal, with Descanso as its city of license, estimates that one million San Diegans can hear the station in their car or residence. KNSJ 89.1 FM can be heard in Mission Valley, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Kensington, Kearny Mesa, City College, Little Italy, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Golden Hills, City Heights, Sierra Mesa, Rolando, SDSU, Barrio Logan, Pine Valley, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Mt Helix, Santee, National City, and Chula Vista.  KNSJ is also streaming their broadcast online at