State officials just proposed to send rooftop solar off a cliff. We have until December 15th to stop them.
We believe you have the right to make energy from the sun on your property without unreasonable interference by the utility.
The threat to solar
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has proposed to make it much more expensive for consumers to go solar starting in April 2023.
Specifically, the CPUC is proposing to slash by 75% on average the credit that new solar users receive for sharing their extra energy with the grid. The CPUC’s proposal would put solar out of reach for the working and middle class, just when it is taking off.
170,000 people have submitted an official public comment in favor of making rooftop solar more affordable, not less
Over 170,000 Californians have submitted a written public comment in favor of making rooftop solar more affordable, not less. More people have commented on this issue than any other in CPUC history.
Thousands of people have marched in the streets for rooftop solar
Over the last eleven months, in nine cities across California, more than three thousand solar workers, solar users, environmentalists and social justice advocates have taken to the streets calling for Gov. Newsom and the CPUC to stand up to the utilities’ efforts to squash rooftop solar.
More than a thousand people have packed CPUC meetings
More than 1,200 people have called into CPUC meetings over the last few months to give public comment, often waiting for hours to make their voices heard. Over 90% of all the public comments have been for making rooftop solar more affordable, not less.
The state itself says that we need to triple the amount of solar on the grid
The state’s Energy Commission reports that California needs to more than triple the amount of solar currently on the grid in order to meet its clean energy goals.
Yet, the CPUC’s proposal will certainly slow down rooftop solar. When others states and localities made similar cuts to the solar credit, solar adoptions fell by half or more.
And yet here we are, with a proposal from state leaders to make it harder for everyday people to get solar
It is the wrong direction for California and will harm consumers in desperate need for more tools to protect themselves from rising utility bills and blackouts.
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