"The enormous rate hike
NEM has benefited millions of homeowners and businesses across the state by paying them for excess energy their solar panels send back to the grid. The scheme by the big three utilities under consideration by the CPUC would largely end net metering and let them pocket much of the money, rather than sending it to ratepayers.
Crushing rooftop solar has implications for future wildfires
The only concrete way to prevent future wildfires caused by these large utilities is to reform the current model of centralized electricity distribution that sends energy hundreds of miles through the dry, drought-ridden central and
Locally generated and distributed renewable electricity, primarily from solar, would dramatically reduce rolling blackouts initiated by utilities to prevent fires that are often triggered by power lines traversing the state.
In 2018, the
EWG is a party to the PUC's proceeding on the utility's scheme to gut rooftop solar. In testimony submitted on