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Energy and Climate Change

Regional Collaboration

San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative

The San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (Climate Collaborative)is a network for public agencies that serve the San Diego region by sharing expertise, leveraging resources, and advancing comprehensive solutions to facilitate climate change planning. By partnering with academia, non-profit organizations, and business and community leaders, the Climate Collaborative also works to raise the profile of regional leadership on addressing potential impacts from climate change. The Climate Collaborative hosts trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities for local governments to share best practices and information about climate initiatives across the region and state.

Regional Energy Working Group

The Regional Energy Working Group (EWG) is a forum for various stakeholders to provide input and feedback on issues related to the Regional Energy Strategy and tasks of the Regional Energy Planning Program. 

Sub-Regional Energy Action Collaboratives

Since 2013, SANDAG has offered a “peer to peer” or “neighboring city to neighboring city” approach as an additional method for Energy Roadmap implementation. The objective of these sub-regional collaboratives is to leverage each sub-region’s unique resources and relationships to implement Energy Roadmaps, promote energy efficiency, and reduce GHG emissions throughout the communities.

The sub-regional energy action collaboratives are:

  • South Bay Energy Action Collaborative (SoBEAC): founded in 2013 and comprises the Cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, and National City. SoBEAC is led by the City of Chula Vista.
  • North Coast Energy Action Collaborative (NCEAC): founded in 2015 and comprises the Cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside.
  • Inland Cities Energy Collaborative: founded in 2016, and comprises the Cities of Poway, Escondido, Vista, and San Marcos.
  • East County Energy Action Collaborative: founded in 2017, and comprises the Cities of Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Santee, and El Cajon.

San Diego Regional Energy Partnership

SANDAG coordinates with SDG&E, the County of San Diego, the Port of San Diego, and the Cities of San Diego and Chula Vista on regional energy efficiency programs through the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership. This partnership includes the continuation and expansion of the Climate Collaborative, the launch of the San Diego Regional Green Business Network, and other energy efficiency related efforts.

San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition

The San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition is a Department of Energy supported organization that brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to increase the use of alternative fuel and alternative fuel vehicles in the region.

Beacon Award Program

The Beacon Award Program, sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, honors voluntary efforts by local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and adopt policies that promote sustainability. SANDAG has been designated a Beacon Award Champion and is assisting jurisdictions in the region to participate and gain recognition.

Project Manager

Andrew Martin, Senior Regional Energy/Climate Planner
Phone: (619) 595-5375, Email:

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