CPUC Final Decision on Rooftop Solar Reform is an Unfortunate Missed Opportunity
The Affordable Clean Energy for All coalition today expressed dismay that after a nearly two-year proceeding and a robust record documenting the unfair cost shift embedded in the state’s rooftop solar subsidy program, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted for a decision that falls short of ending the outdated, overly generous subsidies.
Press Release | December 15, 2022
ICYMI: “State Public Utilities Commission needs to go back to the drawing board,” says San Jose Mercury News/East Bay Times
In a December 11 editorial, the San Jose Mercury News and East Bay Times urged the California Public Utilities Commission to “dump” the current rooftop solar Proposed Decision and “go back to the drawing board and design a rate plan that ensures solar customers aren’t subsidized by less-wealthy electricity ratepayers.” The CPUC is scheduled to vote on this Proposed Decision on Thursday, December 15, even though it fails to completely address the unfair cost shift.
Press Release | December 12, 2022
NEM Reform Coalition Urges CPUC to Modify Rooftop Solar Proposed Decision Prior to Vote on Dec 15
Today, Affordable Clean Energy for All submitted a letter to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) expressing “surprise and disappointment” that the Proposed Decision released on November 10 did not go further to eliminate the unfair cost shift in the state’s rooftop solar subsidy program, Net Energy Metering (NEM).
Press Release | December 09, 2022
ICYMI: CPUC Hearing Witnesses Confirm: Revised Rooftop Solar Decision Penalizes the Poor
On November 16, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) held oral arguments to hear feedback in response to its November 10th Proposed Decision (PD) regarding the state’s rooftop solar subsidy program, Net Energy Metering (NEM).
Several witnesses including consumer and ratepayer advocates, labor and former regulators raised concerns…
Press Release | November 18, 2022
ICYMI: Stock Prices of Solar Corporations Soar After CPUC Issues Proposed Decision on Rooftop Solar Subsidy Program
Immediately after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its new Proposed Decision to reform the state’s rooftop solar subsidy program, Net Energy Metering (NEM), the stock prices of three publicly-traded solar corporations spiked between 20-30 percent.
Press Release | November 15, 2022
Low-Income Families and Millions of Electricity Customers Will Continue to Pay A Hidden Solar Subsidy Tax Under the CPUC’s New Proposed Decision
The CPUC’s new Proposed Decision released today fails to make the meaningful reform necessary to ensure that all electricity customers, those with rooftop solar and those without, pay their fair share of the costs for electric grid reliability, wildfire mitigation and other state mandated programs that benefit all Californians.
Press Release | November 10, 2022