A state environmental registry recently listed San Diego Gas & Electric Co. as a “Climate Action Leader.”
The energy utility division of San Diego-based Sempra Energy earned the status by certifying its greenhouse gas emissions inventory with the nonprofit California Climate Action Registry.
SDG & E; voluntarily reported its greenhouse gas emissions from the generation and distribution of natural gas and electricity for the registry.
The registry is a statewide inventory of emissions of the six greenhouse gases considered to impact global warming. Data is collected from company operations including vehicles, and from their engines and buildings.
According to SDG & E;, the company has invested $485 million in energy efficiency systems during the past 15 years. Last year’s investment was more than $82 million.
The state of California has set a goal for major utilities to tap more renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and biogas. The goal is to supply 20 percent of the state’s electric demand with renewable resources by 2010.
SDG & E; serves 3.4 million customers in Southern California and is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SRE.
, Julie Gallant