The Climate Registry and San Diego Gas & Electric Congratulate Qualcomm on Its Commitment to Sustainability

November 17, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Climate Registry and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) have selected Qualcomm Incorporated to participate in the organizations’ joint Cool Planet Program. The program offers SDG&E customers incentives to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“Qualcomm has been committed to energy efficiency and solving climate change for decades,” said Gail Welch, senior manager of sustainability at Qualcomm. “Our experience has shown that investing in energy efficiency is a good business practice.”

“Qualcomm’s comprehensive energy efficiency efforts reduce 23 million kilowatt hours of energy and saves the company $3 million in costs annually. Since 2002, Qualcomm has reduced the carbon intensity of its operations by 14 percent per square foot of facility space,” said Welch.

The company’s energy efficiency efforts qualified Qualcomm to participate in SDG&E’s Cool Planet Program which is administrated by The Climate Registry. The Cool Planet Program rewards customers who install significant energy efficiency projects by providing assistance with measuring, managing and reducing their carbon footprint. The Climate Registry is a non-profit collaboration between 41 states, 12 Canadian provinces & territories and six Mexican states.

“San Diego Gas and Electric is committed to promoting energy efficiency as a key component of reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mark Gaines, director of customer programs for SDG&E. “We are proud to join The Climate Registry in recognizing the significant energy efficiency achievements of Qualcomm.”

About The Climate Registry

The Climate Registry assists organizations in measuring, managing and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions in an accurate and transparent manner consistent across industry sectors and borders. www.theclimateregistry.org

About San Diego Gas & Electric

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 840,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility’s area spans 4,100 square miles. Exceptional customer service is a priority for SDG&E as it seeks to enhance the region’s quality of life. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. www.sdge.com

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SOURCE The Climate Registry

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