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NASA's Eclipse Solution

Anyone eager to catch a glimpse of today's historic total solar eclipse but hasn't bought special viewing glasses could make their own. Since it is too dangerous to look at the sun during an eclipse with the naked eye, eclipse... — Updated 8/21/2017

 

Conserve during Eclipse

At CalEclipse.org Californians can take a pledge to "Do Your Own Thing" to reduce electricity usage from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Aug. 21. A website was unveiled earlier this month by the San Francisco-based California Public Utilities Commission to call on California residents to... — Updated 8/1/2017

 

Reports of Callers Impersonating SDG&E on the Rise

Whether it’s an email from a foreign prince asking you to send money so he can access his fortune, a text with a link to a fake website requesting your personal information, or an automated phone call with an offer that just seems too good to be true, consumer scams can come in... — Updated 5/29/2017

 

SDG&E increase Green Energy

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced that it has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 megawatts (MW). These four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles... — Updated 4/20/2017

 

"PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH" APRIL 29

Marchers will resist climate-denying policies and urge strong local climate action, including 100% clean energy and Community Choice Energy, in solidarity with the national day of action San Diego, CA - On Saturday April 29th over three thousand San Diegans are expected to join... — Updated 4/21/2017

 

WATER BOARD AWARDS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

At its April 26 meeting, the Board of Directors of Borrego Water District (BWD) awarded the contract for construction of the new “900 Tank” water storage facility to Superior Tank Co., Inc. of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This $500,000 project in the Rams Hill area will... — Updated 5/2/2017

 
 By Wendy Quinn    News

WATER DISTRICT ADDRESSES MOBILE HOMES/CONDOS, SGMA, SOLAR

One issue which has been discussed over the last couple of months, adjusted water rates for mobile home parks and condominiums, was back on the Board agenda in November. Currently these facilities are billed at a uniform rate in between the Tier 1 and Tier 2 residential rates.... — Updated 11/27/2016

 

Borrego Microgrid in the News

Borrego's Microgrid hit the news recently with a piece by Eric Niiler for Seeker and interview with local resident Sylvana Meeks. What does a Colorado brewery, a California desert town and a New Jersey suburb have in common? They're all using microgrids to become less reliant on... — Updated 11/2/2016

 

BEFORE GUN POWDER, THE BLADE RULED THE WORLD

Blade sharpening has a primal history. Well before the wheel, a sharp edge, along with fire, was the principle means of survival. The first sharp edges were rough but useful, and were created with shards of flint or volcanic glass... — Updated 11/11/2016

 

Pablitos Sundowner

It was a great location for a Sundowner, on that, everyone was agreed. The fountain was turned on, lights were strung up and Pablo Vazques himself had been brought out of retirement to serve margaritas and act as barman for the night. Now that the restaurant has been taken over... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

As the World Turns

We've all had those days when nothing seems to move. No matter where we are -- the highway, the line at the grocery store or the ATM machine -- everything is at a standstill. This happens much too frequently for my taste, so on day... — Updated 11/16/2016

 

Super Car Testing in Borrego

Many of you will have seen the 'Zebra Cars' travelling through Borrego over the last couple of weeks, I finally caught up with them to find out what it is all about. Inside the vehicles, there are sensors galore, all set to test... — Updated 10/8/2016

 

Solar at Carlee's

Carlee's roof has been bedecked with solar panels as they make the most of the free energy supplies available in the desert sunshine.... — Updated 9/11/2016

 

Ford Vehicle Recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling approx. 830,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles in certain parts of the country to fix a faulty side door latch that causes the doors to pop open while the car is in motion. The Dearborn-based automaker has... — Updated 8/4/2016

 

Perseid Meteor Shower - AUG 11 - 12

The Comet Swift-Tuttle is on it's way and with it comes, what will undoubtedly be, the most watched meteor shower of the year. During a peak display, 60 or more Perseid meteors may be seen each hour streaking across the dark sky.... — Updated 8/13/2016

 

STARGAZERS - Six Planets and the Moon

Six Planets and the Moon Week of August 14-20, 2016 One of the coolest sights of the nighttime sky is one that's completely invisible -- unless, of course, you know where to look. Stargazers who understand the workings of our... — Updated 8/17/2016

 

SDG&E - New Energy Storage Projects

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) have approved a proposal by San Diego Gas & Electric to build two new energy storage projects in San Diego County. In May, the CPUC directed Southern California electric... — Updated 9/2/2016

 

Boxer Calls for Accountability on Salton Sea

A 2014 study from the Pacific Institute, a global water think-tank, found that Californians could face $70 billion in costs, ranging from lower property values to dramatically higher health care costs for respiratory illnesses, if action is not taken to save the sea. Following on... — Updated 8/20/2016

 

Microgrid Phase 1 - Rams Hill Golf Course

Phase I of an installation that aims to save $300,000 per year, has been completed by Stratean subsidiary, CleanSpark, is its first commercial microgrid in partnership with San Francisco-based builder Webcor and solar service provi... — Updated 9/2/2016

 

California Breaking Solar Records

Thanks to this week's triple-digit heat wave, California has hit a new solar generation record. According to figures from California's Independent Solar Operators Corporation (ISO) which operates most of the state's grid, 8,030... — Updated 7/24/2016

 

Solar System Show at Dusk

It's been quite a while since we've seen the planet Venus glistening in the western sky at dusk. It has spent much of the past year on the opposite side of its orbit, rising and setting before the sun, but now it's back in the... — Updated 7/31/2016

 

SDG&E Exceed Net Metering

SDG&E sounded the alarm a year ago that net metering applications were piling up fast and it has now become the first California utility to breach its cap. Under CPUC's January decision, new net metering customers will be able to keep retail rate remuneration for energy exported... — Updated 7/1/2016

 

Salton Sea - Ecologists back Geothermal

Audubon California, states that their mission is to 'conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity', which you woul... — Updated 7/7/2016

 

SDG&E - Solar Targets, PUC Battle

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed that San Diego Gas & Electric increase its renewable energy procurements to make up for a 102 MW generation shortfall. This would mean that SDG&E may be ordered to buy solar at a higher price than it wants to pay and... — Updated 7/12/2016

 
 By Wendy Quinn    News

Borreego Water District - Watering Limitation Lifted

At its regular meeting on May 25, the Borrego Water District (BWD) Board of Directors voted to rescind Ordinance 16-01, which required that landscape irrigation be limited to two days a week. Recent changes in State law grant local water districts more control over their... — Updated 6/6/2016

 

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