Legislators introduce bills to get rooftop solar growing again

Rooftop solar is on the ropes in California because of a string of reckless, utility-backed decisions by the CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Thankfully, a group of state legislators have proposed a series of bills to fix the situation and get rooftop solar growing again. Getting these bills to the finish line will be a heavy lift but one worth …

Why state lawmakers must pass a bill to Stop the Big Utility Tax

A team of state legislators have introduced a bill to put a $10/month cap back on the Utility Tax. The bill, AB 1999, would fix a 2022 law that uncapped the Utility Tax, opening the door for nasty bill increases on millions of ratepayers. Utilities and their allies are lobbying furiously to defeat this effort. Which side will prevail—the public …

Proposed Utility Tax would increase electricity bills for millions, undermine rooftop solar, and discourage conservation

Summary At the direction of the California State Legislature, the utilities and some aligned organizations are proposing to charge most residential ratepayers a Utility Tax of $30 to $70 per month. Even a $30/month Utility Tax would be three times the national average. This mandatory Utility Tax would increase electricity bills on millions for working Californians who live in apartments, …