Proposed state fee would end solar savings


Op ed in San Francisco Chronicle “Proposed state fee would end solar savings” by Jon Wellinghoff and Dan Kammen looks at impacts of proposed new CPUC rules.

“California is the nation’s undisputed leader in solar power and, given the state’s ambitious clean energy goals, our state regulators must be bold and forward-thinking. The Office of Ratepayer Advocates claims its proposal promotes solar, but it would restrict rooftop solar to only the wealthy — and deprive all California ratepayers of more local jobs, cleaner air, reduced climate impacts, a more resilient grid and other societal benefits.”

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Image by Conner Radnovich, The Chronicle