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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD APPROVES ENERGY-SAVING COGENERATION EQUIPMENT AT GROSSMONT HOSPITAL

 July 8, 2012 La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors on Friday, June 29, 2012, unanimously approved plans to greatly improve energy efficiency and reliability at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa.
 
The GHD board approved financing and a purchase agreement that will replace decades-old equipment with new, state-of-the-art cogeneration energy equipment at the regional medical facility. Estimated to cost $18 million to install, the hospital’s cogeneration project is projected to save millions of dollars in energy costs and provide a reliable source for up to 95 percent of the hospital’s electricity needs, GHD officials said.
 
 
Grossmont Healthcare District 2012 board president Debbie McElravy
and Tom Saiz, GHD chief financial officer. Credit Courtesy GHD

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SOLAR DONE RIGHT SUPPORTS LOCAL ALTERNATIVES TO REMOTE MASSIVE ENERGY PROJECTS

Coalition seeks to protect public lands, launches “Energy Democracy” sign-up
 
It is currently cheaper, on a per-watt basis, to install a small rooftop system in Germany than it is to install a giant desert installation in the US.
 
By Ariele Johannson
 
April 9, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Driving through the southwestern deserts, I’ve long been impressed by the ocotillo, a cactus-like tree with straight branches angling upwards to the sun, ablaze with red blooms. This thorny desert tree is an apt metaphor for the ways different people view energy issues-- especially proposed industrial solar and wind power projects in remote wilderness areas. Like the ocotillo, these programs and policies have a wide array of angles from which to be viewed.

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SMART CITY SAN DIEGO DELIVERS RESULTS

 
January 28, 2012 (San Diego
) – With a focus on the San Diego region’s job growth, smarter technology development, solar energy storage integration and increased electric vehicle infrastructure and deployment, Smart City San Diego is delivering results.  The collaborative is made up of City of San DiegoGEUC San DiegoCleanTECH San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).  It formed to leverage each entity’s strengths to create and implement initiatives to improve the region’s energy independence, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and assert San Diego as a clean energy leader.

 


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